Some craters can be deceiving. Continue reading →
On Sunday (Sept. 7), a house-sized interplanetary interloper will fly past Earth at a distance of only 20,000 miles -- that's one-tenth of the distance from the Earth to the moon. Continue reading →
Armchair astronomers can enjoy a cosmic double play tonight (Aug. 29), with back-to-back webcasts featuring faraway Neptune and a close-flying asteroid.
A comet, that was once thought to be an asteroid, has shown its true colors and unfurled a beautifully bright tail as it makes close approach with the sun. Continue reading →
A well-known meteorite that was the first to be tracked by ground-based cameras as it blasted through the Earths atmosphere and quickly recovered at its Australian fall site has been identified as a geological oddity. Continue reading →
When aircraft carrier-sized asteroid HQ124 flew past Earth last weekend, astronomers were able to acquire the best images yet of any passing asteroid, by combining the power of radar telescopes located thousands of miles apart. Continue reading →
A new-found huge asteroid, nicknamed 'The Beast,' is expected zoom by Earth this weekend.
Fragments of the asteroid recovered after the powerful Feb. 15, 2013, airburst show it contained an unusual form of the mineral jadeite embedded in glassy structures known as shock veins. Continue reading →
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