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VideoMar 2008

Tenth planet debate

A stunning discovery at the far reaches of our solar system raises questions about what makes a planet a planet


AnimationSep 2010

30 years of asteroid discoveries 1980 - 2010

View of the solar system showing the locations of all asteroids discovered since 1980. As asteroids are discovered they are added to the map and highlighted white so you can pick out the new ones. Earth crossers are red. Earth approachers (perihelion less than 1.3AU) are yellow. All others are green. Video created by Scott Manley. More description:


VideoNov 2011

Asteroid flyby

Huge aircraft carrier sized asteroid 2005 YU55 will make a close flyby of Earth on Nov 8, 2011


VideoFeb 2013

Massive meteor explodes in Russian sky shattering windows and walls below!

(9:44) 15 February 2012: Russia Today report (still breaking) on the meteorite that exploded in the sky above the Urals in Russia.


AnimationFeb 2013

Asteroid 2012 DA14

(1:33) Trajectory of the 45-metre wide asteroid known as "2012 DA14" that misses Earth by 17,000 miles.

VideoMar 2013

Neil deGrasse Tyson: We live in a cosmic shooting gallery

(2:50) Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson reminds us that death by meteorite is a very real possibility.


VideoNov 2013

Neil deGrasse Tyson talks asteroid physics with 9-year-old boy

(6:54) 9-year-old Jacob suggests some ideas on how to save the world from incoming asteroids.

VideoApr 2014

NASA's plan to save Earth from killer asteroids

(5:58) NASA's asteroid redirect mission to spot dangerous incoming asteroids, and know what to do about them.

AnimationSep 2018

Japanese spacecraft drops 2 mini rovers on asteroid

(7:14) Japanese space probe Hayabusa2 arrives at asteroid Ryugu for the next stage of its 'sample return' mission.

AnimationSep 2008

Asteroid meets Earth to the sounds of Pink Floyd

Large impact simulation of a 500km object hitting the Pacific Ocean