Tagged With Asteroids

NASA says a new comet is likely an 'interstellar visitor' from another star system — the second ever detected


NASA's future missions will shoot for an icy moon of Saturn, photograph the Big Bang, and more. Here's what's coming in the next 10 years.


Scientists have discovered a mysterious lump on the moon's far side, and it's 5 times bigger than Hawaii's Big Island



Mysterious space objects like 'Oumuamua will visit our solar system again. Scientists may intercept the next one with a robotic probe.


The Hubble telescope spotted an asteroid that has grown two tails — and scientists think it's ripping itself to pieces


5 times asteroids got dangerously close to Earth



An asteroid will block the sky's brightest star tonight, and astronomers need your help seeing it


A bizarre interstellar object called 'Oumuamua continues to perplex astronomers a year after it vanished. Here's why a few scientists still wonder if it was alien.


Watch the moon get pounded by 1 billion years' worth of big asteroids in a 1-minute animation


NASA is about to explore Ultima Thule — the farthest object humanity has ever tried to visit. Here's what to expect from the 'mind-boggling' encounter 4 billion miles from Earth.


NASA reached an asteroid today that may contain raw materials for the origin of life - and it's bringing a piece back


Astronaut says a neglected telescope is NASA's best chance of defending Earth from 'city killer' asteroids — 'for God's sake, fund it'



A 5-billion-ton chunk of iron once slammed into Greenland, leaving a crater big enough to hide Paris in


The biggest meteorites in history that have plummeted to Earth and survived


A weird, cigar-shaped object flew through the solar system last year. Now astronomers may know where it came from


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



A spectacular meteor shower is coming — here's what you're actually seeing


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