We typically hear about asteroids in a destructive fashion: those that collide with each other in space and create explosions. Yet NASA could soon make history with an upcoming asteroid project.
Millions of years ago, a massive asteroid slammed into Earth, setting off a chain of events that changed life forever. Now, scientists have reconstructed that impact, revealing how catastrophic event this truly was.
Chariklo is an asteroid-like object located between Saturn and Uranus. It only measures 154 miles across, which makes it a relatively insignificant part of outer space. However, it does possess one unique characteristic.
In a surprise discovery two rings have been found around the remote asteroid Chariklo, which lies more than a billion kilometres from Earth.
NASA announced yesterday that they’re accepting proposals for advanced technology development in order to get the ball rolling for their Asteroid Redirect Mission.
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.