Dust spawned by a gigantic collision in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter 400 million years earlier triggered an ice age.
20 Sep 2019 9:04 AM
The study also helps prepare for protection against asteroid headed to Earth.
23 Aug 2019 12:08 PM
The successful touchdown was greeted with cheering and applause in the JAXA mission control room, with officials grinning and shaking hands.
11 Jul 2019 11:06 AM
16 Psyche is a giant metal asteroid that comprises of iron and nickel and was first discovered on March 17, 1852.
28 Jun 2019 11:08 AM
Astronomers estimate a one percent risk the space rock will collide with our planet on April 27, 2027. What should we do?
30 Apr 2019 12:16 PM
Osiris-Rex hooked up last week with the asteroid Bennu, which is only about three blocks wide and weighs about 80 million tons.
11 Dec 2018 1:08 PM
OSIRIS-REx, which flew last week within a scant 12 miles (19 km) of the asteroid Bennu.
11 Dec 2018 9:39 AM
Osiris-Rex embarked on NASA’s unprecedented seven-year mission to conduct a close-up survey of the asteroid Bennu.
05 Dec 2018 2:57 PM
Scientists estimate there is a one-in-2,700 chance of the asteroid slamming into Earth 166 years from now.
04 Dec 2018 11:09 AM
The Japan Space Exploration Agency said the MASCOT was released from an unmanned spacecraft and successfully landed on the asteroid Ryugu.
05 Oct 2018 7:37 AM
Photos from Japanese space rovers show asteroid is rocky.
29 Sep 2018 10:04 AM
Known as MINERVA-II1, the rovers are collectively world's first mobile exploration robot to land on the surface of an asteroid.
24 Sep 2018 8:10 AM
An unmanned spacecraft released two Minerva-II-1 rovers on the asteroid Ryugu in an effort to get clues to the origin of the solar system.
21 Sep 2018 7:53 PM
The spacecraft, OSIRIS-REx, has even snapped its first, blurry pic of the cosmic body.
25 Aug 2018 9:06 AM
All three asteroids were discovered through the Catalina Sky Survey near Tucson, Arizona.
05 Jun 2018 2:45 PM
The birds that did survive were ground-dwellers, birds whose fossilized remains show longer, sturdier legs like seen in modern ground birds.
26 May 2018 2:33 PM
The asteroid, called (514107) 2015 BZ509 or “BZ” for short, measures nearly 2 miles (3km) wide.
22 May 2018 8:14 PM
All of the planets in our solar system, and the vast majority of other objects as well, travel around the Sun in the same direction.
22 May 2018 12:37 PM
The day before Prince Harry and Meghan tie the knot at Windsor, an asteroid is expected to come extremely close to the Earth’s surface.
18 May 2018 9:09 AM
Researchers say it might be impossible to stop the space rock, the size of the Empire State building, from crashing into Earth in 2135.
16 Mar 2018 1:02 PM