Tagged With Asteroids

A car-size asteroid flew within 1,830 miles of Earth over the weekend — the closest pass ever — and we didn't see it coming


Comet Neowise is a dazzling sight, but it's also a reminder of how woefully unprepared we are for dangerous asteroids


NASA's Hubble space telescope just took incredible photos of a visiting comet from another star system



It's official: The second interstellar visitor ever discovered is about to fly through our solar system


NASA has big plans for the 2020s, from powerful new space telescopes to a hunt for alien life on a moon of Saturn. Here's the timeline.


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


Here's what you're actually seeing when you spot a meteor shower