Tagged With Asteroids

NASA's only mission to the asteroid belt is dying after 11 years in space — but it might tee up a future discovery of alien life


What you're really seeing during a meteor shower


How large asteroids must be to destroy a city, state, country, or the planet



Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old who defeated a powerful House Democrat, has an asteroid named after her — here's why


Over a million space rocks could strike Earth with more energy than a nuclear bomb, and we don't know where most of them are


NASA has released its plan for nuking asteroids that threaten Earth -- and it includes a practice run



NASA is on a 'daring adventure' to get the closest-ever photos of Ceres -- a dwarf planet between Mars and Jupiter


A 'potentially hazardous' asteroid bigger than Earth's tallest skyscraper is about to fly near our planet


Astronomers are listening for alien signals from a weird object that's flying through the solar system


Astronomers have discovered a bizarre-looking object that came from outside our solar system


The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs triggered a global disaster far worse than scientists previously thought


Astronomers may have seen the first 'alien' space rock from beyond our solar system -- but some have doubts



NASA has a plan to save Earth from deadly asteroids -- and they're getting ready to test it out


NASA's 5-step plan for when it discovers a giant, killer asteroid headed straight for Earth


These size comparisons show the true scale of enormous things


NASA just filmed a 'potentially hazardous' asteroid flying near Earth, and it may be 2 times bigger than thought



This concept skyscraper could hang from an asteroid 31,068 miles above Earth


Cosmic dust parachutes to Earth by bubble -- and that finding could change our understanding of the solar system


Astronomers just filmed a giant, peanut-shaped asteroid flying through space -- and one day it might strike Earth


An asteroid is about to slip between Earth and the moon -- and it will be the second in 3 weeks