NASA Launches Asteroid 'Smashing' Mission That Could One Day Save Our PlanetNo, this time it is not the plot of a movie. Early Wednesday, a NASA spacecraft that will deliberately crash into an asteroid successfully launched.
Passing Asteroid Lights Up South Florida SkyA fireball streaking across the sky Monday night was seen from Tampa to the northwest Bahamas.
NASA: Mystery Object Is 54-Year-Old Rocket, Not An AsteroidIt turns a mysterious object temporarily orbiting the Earth is not an asteroid after all.
Refrigerator-Sized Asteroid To Zoom Past Earth Just Before Election DayAn asteroid is set to scream past Earth just before Election Day.
NASA Spacecraft Makes Historic Landing On Asteroid 'Bennu' To Collect SamplesA small NASA spacecraft called 'OSIRIS-REx' landed on the surface of an asteroid called 'Bennu' in order to collect samples which will eventually be returned to Earth.
Giant Asteroid About To Fly By Earth Looks Like It's Wearing A Face MaskDid you know a giant asteroid is about to fly by Earth next week? The good news? It is not expected to collide with our planet. The weird news? It appears to be wearing a face mask due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to new images from Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.
"City-Killer" Asteroid Nearly Hits EarthDid you know Earth had a near-miss incident with a large asteroid this week.
First Day Of Spring, Supermoon Arrives As Asteroid Passes Close To EarthThe night sky will shine a little brighter than usual Wednesday night as the final supermoon of the year takes place just a few hours after the official start of spring.
NASA On Mission To Bring Piece Of Asteroid Back To EarthNASA scientists are preparing to land a spacecraft on an asteroid in first attempt to bring samples back to Earth for research into the beginnings of our universe and origin of life.
Japanese Space Probe Reaches Unexplored Asteroid After 3½-Year JourneyA Japanese space explorer arrived at an asteroid Wednesday after a 3½-year journey and now begins its real work of trying to blow a crater to collect samples to eventually bring back to Earth.
Small Asteroid Hits Earth Hours After Being Spotted By AstronomersA small asteroid slammed into Earth's atmosphere on June 2 just a few hours after it was discovered racing toward the planet, according to NASA.
'Lost' Asteroid To Pass Close To Earth TodayAn asteroid that was lost by tracking satellites eight years ago has been spotted again as it prepares to make a close pass by the Earth on May 15.
Earth Has Near Miss With Asteroid Spotted Just Hours EarlierAn asteroid came alarmingly close to striking the Earth on April 15, just hours after the large space rock was spotted flying through the solar system.
NASA Using Asteroid's Close Flyby To Test Warning NetworkNASA will hold the first of its kind cosmic fire drill - using an asteroid's close flyby to test the Earth's warning network.
NASA’s Asteroid-Bound Spacecraft Slingshots Past Earth FridayNASA's asteroid-chasing spacecraft is swinging by Earth on Friday on its way to a space rock.