Tagged With Near-Earth Objects

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is about to suck up asteroid rubble for the first time. Watch the risky manoeuvre live.


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 is finally planning to launch a space telescope to detect deadly asteroids before they hit Earth. Here's how it could work.


5 times asteroids got dangerously close to Earth


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


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


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


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


An asteroid just flew by Earth about 50% the distance to the moon, and we barely saw it coming



SURPRISE: Earth has two moons