A cigar-shaped rock zooming through our Solar System -- the first object from a foreign star system ever spotted in our midst -- is cloaked in a coat of organic material, astronomers said Monday. Dubbed Oumuamua, Hawaiian for "messenger"…
PARIS: A house-sized asteroid grazed past Earth Thursday, passing harmlessly inside the Moon's orbit, as predicted, to give experts a rare opportunity to rehearse for a real strike threat in future. Dubbed 2012 TC4, the object's passing…
PARIS: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released images of asteroid 2014 JO25. The images were obtained through NASA's 70-meter (230-foot) antenna at the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in…
NEW YORK: Rock legend Freddie Mercury's legacy is living on as an asteroid, named after him on what would have been the Queen singer's 70th birthday.
MIAMI: The idea for a device that could unveil the origins of life in our solar system began with a Solo cup.
TOKYO: A Japanese space probe successfully entered "target orbit" and is on its way to rendezvousing with a far away asteroid, in a quest to study the origin of the solar system, authorities said Monday.