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.
NASA is testing robots that will work together to find minerals, metals and more in space.
Dinosaurs would still be around today, and humans never would have emerged, if an asteroid hadn't struck Earth right when it did 66 million years ago.
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 →
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