A huge 98-foot newly discovered asteroid is expected to fly by the blue planet on Wednesday, slightly closer than the moon's orbit. However this fly by does not pose any threat, the scientists say.
Using a European Southern Observatory (ESO) telescope, astronomers, for the first time ever, have managed to study the internal structure of a small peanut shaped asteroid.
Our solar system seems like a neat and orderly place, with small, rocky worlds near the Sun and big, gaseous worlds farther out, all eight planets following orbital paths unchanged since they formed.
Students in a University of Maryland undergraduate astronomy class have made a startling discovery. A previously unstudied asteroid isn't just one object, but is instead made up of a pair of asteroids that orbit and regularly eclipse each other.
Scientists find that Mars, not Earth, shakes up some near-Earth asteroids.
NASA's Hubble Space telescope spots never- before-seen mysterious object in the asteroid belt of our solar system. It captured an unusual looking asteroid radiating six come-like tails similar to a rotating lawn sprinkler.
The United Nations (UN) has adopted several recommendations of a new asteroid defence plan, the first steps in preventing Earth from being struck by an asteroid.
A new finding claims that, Earth's water most likely came from an asteroid collision some 4.6 billion years ago, shortly after the solar system first took shape.
Following the United Nations General Assembly adoption of a suite of proposals to create an international decision-making mechanism for planetary asteroid defense, the Association of Space Explorers issued a challenge to the global community to take the next vital steps to confront the threat from d...
A new look at the early solar system introduces an alternative to a long-taught, but largely discredited, theory that seeks to explain how biomolecules were once able to form inside of asteroids.
Potential asteroid impact on Earth can have disastrous consequences. In order to prevent such collisions, earthbound space objects must be deflected. This can be accomplished using a space probe to impact the asteroid.