Witnesses saw a meteorite crashing through the sky at around the same time that Dustin Procita's house caught fire, but experts told Newsweek they're skeptical.
And how big would an asteroid really have to be to actually destroy our planet?
The image depicts the massive asteroid one day before it zoomed past Earth at over 52,000 miles per hour.
The final data report from Arecibo, which collapsed in 2020, has revealed hundreds more asteroids lurking near Earth.
The fossil, an ancestor of turkeys and grouse, was found in modern-day Nebraska, and lived around 11 million years ago.
The asteroid is due to pass the Earth on November 1 at around six times the distance between the Earth and the Moon.
The asteroid is 530 feet across and weighed around 10 million times more than the spacecraft that was launched into it.
Scientists have found why dinosaurs were on the decline before their extinction.
Images from the Italian Space Agency instrument are expected to show the DART mission's impact crater and giant plume of debris.
NASA plans to smash into the space rock as part of its mission to protect Earth from devastating asteroid impacts.
DART is the world's first full-scale mission to test technology for defending Earth against an asteroid or comet collision.
Donald Pettit is one of the NASA astronauts who helped build the ISS, and has been to space three times.
The two fossilized eggs, which were filled with clusters of calcite crystals, are from a new species of dinosaur.
The fossilized remains of a new species ancient mosasaur, a giant marine reptile from the dinosaur age, has been discovered.
An asteroid up to 750 feet in diameter is due to pass near to Earth on Saturday.
On August 16, a 100-foot asteroid will fly past the Earth at a distance just larger than the Moon's orbit.
Scientists have predicted that the soot ejected into the atmosphere during a nuclear war could cause worldwide famines due to reduced crop growth.
At the upper end of its estimated size range, the asteroid would stand as tall as the Empire State Building in New York City.
The asteroid, known as 2013 CU83, will come within 4.3 million miles of Earth, so there is zero chance it will collide with us during this close approach.
"I've never seen anything like what I just saw," said one eyewitness who spotted the fireball above Noblesville, Indiana.
These space rocks are among more than 29,000 near-Earth objects, or NEOs, that scientists have detected to date.
At the time of its close approach, the space rock, called 2019 NW5, will be traveling at a staggering speed of nearly 36,000 miles per hour relative to Earth.
The space rock was only discovered on Monday this week, when scientists realized it would skim past our planet at over 25,000 miles per hour.
In over a million years, the star Gliese 710 will reach the edge of our Solar System, disturbing comets in the Oort Cloud. That could be bad news for Earth.
The time just before the mass extinction event 66 million years ago was a period when many of the most famous dinosaur species roamed the Earth.
With a telescope, it will be possible to spot the comet and its vast tail of dust, which is tens of thousands of miles wide.
As it zooms past our planet, the asteroid will be traveling at a staggering speed of almost 18,800 miles per hour.
The asteroid—known as 7335 (1989 JA)—will come as close as 2.5 million miles to the Earth while traveling at 47,200 miles per hour.
The asteroid is one of more than 29,000 near-Earth objects, or NEOs, that scientists have been discovered to date.
The asteroid is scheduled to make its close approach on May 27, when it will come within around 2.5 million miles of the Earth.