NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope may have just spotted the remains of a collision between large asteroids. It's found an eruption of dust around a young star with particles that could eventually lead to the formation of planets.
Scientists may have just made a discovery that could protect our planet from future collisions with asteroids.
Scientists are learning a bit more about the violent history of our solar system. By studying a unique volcanic meteorite recovered from Western Australia, scientists have found out that a series of collisions of asteroids occurred more than 3.4 billion years ago.
Scientists are learning a little bit more about the asteroid, Vesta, and its internal structure. With the help of numerical simulations and data from the space mission Dawn, researchers have taken a closer look at its internal structure.
While space may seem empty, it's not. Instead, it flows with electric activity that may be able to impact space missions. Now, NASA wants to learn a bit more about the electrical environment of space as they begin plans to send humans to a nearby asteroid.
NASA’s Asteroid Initiative is another space project aimed to help expedite the upcoming Mars missions in the 2030s. The space agency awarded nearly $5 million for concept studies that focus on its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM).
Scientists involved with the NASA Asteroid Initiative have announced that small asteroids can actually be flying rock clusters or even clouds of dust surrounding solid rocks.
Asteroid HQ214 was discovered only six weeks ago, but NASA researchers have wasted no time in finding out more about it. They bounced radio signals off of the giant planetoid and received the most detailed radar views ever.
When you think of threats to cities and towns, your mind might automatically go to the problem of crime or even climate change. Yet there may be another threat that we haven't considered: asteroid impacts.
NASA recently announced they would be conducting a mission to visit a nearby asteroid to collect samples from its surface by 2018. Some politicians in Congress want NASA to bypass this mission and go directly to Mars or visit the moon.
Ancient impact glass from asteroids may tell us a little bit more about the history of our planet. This molten glass can encapsulated bits of plant life that reveal what Earth was like millions of years ago.