NASA’s proposed mission would send a robotic spacecraft to remove a large boulder from an asteroid for later study by astronauts.
An astronomical event will happen later this month that the world won’t see for the next 200 years.
The space agency’s Inspector General warns the Near Earth Objects program needs to be better organized and managed, with a bigger staff.
NASA announced that a small asteroid will safely pass “very close” to Earth on Sept. 7.
TAMPA (CBS Tampa) – “The Beast” is coming! That’s the nickname astronomers have given to an asteroid that will nearly sideswipe Earth this Sunday, reports Space.com. Near-Earth asteroid 2014 HQ124 will be a mere 777,000 miles […]
Bolden says ambitious plan to capture an asteroid is just another step towards landing humans on the Red Planet.
Astronomers stunned to find two icy rings around a non-planetary object.
Burgeoning astronomers can can help NASA track near Earth objects.
Astronomers have been watching the asteroid slowly break apart over the past year.
The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a six-tailed asteroid in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Scientists say they’ve never seen anything like it. Incredibly, the comet-like tails change shape as the asteroid sheds dust. The streams have occurred over several months.