The shower, dubbed the Tau Herculid shower, will be an "all or nothing" event and if it happens, 1,000 shooting stars could fill the skies.
In a new documentary, paleontologists find that animals experienced a "wall of death" caused by a water surge after the asteroid hit, as "hell" rained down.
Dortoka vremiri's aquatic environment and home in the relatively sheltered Hateg Basin helped it pull through the mass extinction.
The asteroid will be accompanied by a space rock smaller than a Boeing 747, and be trailed on Saturday by an object larger than the Washington Monument.
The enormous gas giant was pummelled by an asteroid or comet, and astronomers captured it in a snapshot via telescope.
The tail of 2005 QN173 is long enough to reach from Earth to the moon and back again.
The high-resolution image of the Tycho crater was taken by a telescope at the Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia, using new radar technology that could reveal the solar system's secrets.
The space rock, called 2016 AJ193, is due to be travelling at tens of thousands of miles per hour when it safely zooms past our planet.
The space rock, called 2021 GM4, will be travelling faster than a speeding bullet when it makes a close but safe approach to our planet.
Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Roscosmos, called preventing collisions that could "ruin the civilization" the world's top priority.
The U.S. space agency has been running an imaginary scenario in which Earth is due to be hit by a hypothetical space rock.
The pretend impact scenario sees an asteroid heading towards central Europe, and will aim to see "who the key players are in a disaster event."
The biggest of the three space rocks due to zoom past our planet could be as large as the Eiffel Tower is tall.
The asteroid, called 2021 GW4, is the largest asteroid to have passed so close to our planet this year.
The space rock will be travelling dozens of times faster than a bullet when it makes a close approach to our planet.
The asteroid, 2020 TY1, is up to 590 feet wide and will fly by at a speed of more than 29,000 miles per hour.
The seven-foot asteroid was reportedly projected to come within as little as 4,000 miles of planet Earth.
A full moon on Halloween occurs approximately every 19 years, with the feat last happening in 2001.
The asteroids, called 2020 RO and 2020 PM7, will pass safely on September 25 and 29 respectively more than 1.7 million miles away.
The asteroid is travelling at a speed of around 19,500 miles per hour.
On April 29, the asteroid will come within around 3.9 million miles of our planet.
Data indicates that the object could measure anywhere between 1.1 and just over 2.6 miles in diameter, based on its observed magnitude.
"It's like a preemptive strike, with less mess," study author Sung Wook Paek said.
The object "very likely" disintegrated before touching the ground, Mexican authorities said.
The Yarrabubba impact crater in Western Australia is the oldest in the world.
According to CNEOS data, there are 14 asteroids predicted to pass Earth this week. The largest of which is wider than the Empire State Building is tall.
The Quandrantids arrived in late December and continue until mid-January. They are expected to peak on 3-4 January. Here's what you need to know.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is yet to deliver the articles of impeachment to the Senate.
A huge space rock, the very snappily named 216258 (2006 WH1), will soar by our planet today.
Meteor showers are celestial events during which numerous meteors appear in the night sky, originating from what seems like a single location.