The Pan-STARRS comet, visible to the naked eye this week, kicks off 2013 as ‘year of the comet’.
Skywatchers in certain parts of the world will have the chance to see a large asteroid flying near the Earth Friday.
Hackers with Anonymous recently took over the U.S. Sentencing Commission website, positing a playable “Asteroids” video game on it to protest against the government’s [...]
A new company has announced on Tuesday that it would aim to mine asteroids near the Earth for precious metals, water, and other materials, making it the second firm to make [...]
Scientists at NASA have been asking themselves: what would happen if we caught an asteroid and dragged it a little closer to home?
For the first time in history, dust grains captured from an asteroid in space are now being analyzed back on Earth to yield insights into how these space rocks develop.
For the last three decades, the asteroid 2201 Oljato has caused magnetic disturbances whenever it passed by Venus, but new observations show its magnetic attraction has disappeared.
A huge asteroid strike about 2.5 million years ago in the South Pacific could have caused a mega-tsunami and even changed the Earth’s climate, according to a new Australian study.
The demise of the dinosaurs, thought to have been caused by an asteroid, wasn’t the only mass extinction around that time, according to new international research.
If we learn an asteroid the size of Texas is on a collision course with Earth, we shouldn’t turn to the action movie Armageddon for solutions, according to new research from [...]