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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In a surprise discovery two rings have been found around the remote asteroid Chariklo, which lies more than a billion kilometres from Earth.
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.