Claims that Russian scientists have discovered a huge asteroid that could threaten Earth in the near future are just not correct, according to NASA.
Japan on Wednesday successfully launched a probe destined for a distant asteroid on a six-year mission, just weeks after a European spacecraft's historic landing on a comet.
Following a successful mission to return samples from an asteroid to Earth, Japan is poised to launch a follow-on expedition, with hopes of finding organics.
Astronomers have discovered that a well-known asteroid has a bit of an identity crisis.
NASA's bold asteroid-capture mission is an expensive distraction that does little to advance the agency's overarching goal of getting humans to Mars, one prominent researcher argues.
NASA's next-generation spacecraft is nearing completion and its first ambitious foray into space is planned for December. Continue reading →
The moon's largest mare, called Oceanus Procellarum, was thought to have been formed by a massive impact crater, but gravitational data from a NASA mission suggests otherwise. Continue reading →
Some craters can be deceiving. Continue reading →
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