NASA Plans Asteroid Mission

NASA is considering 2011 MD, an asteroid that passed close to the Earth three years ago, for its mission to place a space rock in orbit around the moon. more

'Beast' Asteroid Captured in June Flyby

Images Reveal 'Beast' Asteroid

Scientists say the massive asteroid is actually a beauty. more


Asteroid Passes Earth

Last weekend, a small aircraft flyby resulted in the U.S. Capitol being evacuated, while an 800-foot asteroid passed by the Earth. more


Vitamin B3 Found in Meteorites

A study has shown that asteroid fragments that crash on Earth contain the essential nutrient Vitamin B3. more


NASA Plans To Put People on Mars

NASA has detailed broad steps of a plan to get astronauts on the surface of Mars by the 2030s. more


Study Maps Massive Asteroid Collision

Scientists have modeled a huge space rock believed to have struck our planet more than 3 billion years ago. more


First Asteroid with Rings Found

An asteroid orbiting between Saturn and Uranus has two rings, making it only the fifth ringed celestial body known in our solar system. more


NASA Plans Asteroid Mission

NASA is looking for proposals for a space mission that would put an asteroid in a fixed orbit around the moon. more


Asteroid To Block the Star Regulus

An asteroid known as Erigone will briefly block Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo, around 2 a.m. on Thursday. more

Asteroid P/2013 R3

Asteroid Crumbles into Pieces

Asteroid P/2013 R3 gradually fell apart due to sunlight in a slow process captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. more

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