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.
A United Nations team has been deliberating over the years regarding the gathering and analysis of near-Earth object (NEO) data.
In just 15 years, Earth will get a kind of close but not threatening flyby from an asteroid called Apophis, a football-field-sized space traveler that's going to experience an avalanche or three, thanks to Earth's gravity.
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 â†’
Some craters can be deceiving. Continue reading â†’
Amazingly, in a sprawling city of 1.2 million people, the impact near the international airport did not cause any known injuries.
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 â†’
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