The robotic arm of the probe, OSIRIS-REx, on Tuesday night kicked up a debris cloud of rocks on Bennu, a skyscraper-sized asteroid some 200 million miles (320 million km) from Earth
ESA signed a deal worth 129 million euros to make a spacecraft for a joint project with NASA looking at how to deflect an asteroid heading for Earth
The celestial object is expected to pass near Earth on Nov 2
Photographs snapped by a shoebox-sized probe that explored the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu have offered new clues about its composition, insights that will help scientists understand the formation of our solar system.
Japan's Hayabusa2 probe began descending on Wednesday for its final touchdown on a distant asteroid,
As fictional months ticked by in the simulation, the probability of the giant space rock crashing into Earth rose to 10 per cent - and then to 100 per cent.
Here's a hypothetical: a telescope detects an asteroid between 100 and 300 meters in diameter racing through our solar system at 14 kilometers per second, 57 million kilometers from Earth. Astronomers estimate a one percent risk the space rock will collide with our planet on April 27, 2027. What should we do? It's this potentially catastrophic scenario that 300 astronomers, scientists, engineers and emergency experts are applying their collective minds to this week in a Washington suburb, the fourth such international…
Every school child knows the dinosaurs were killed off by an asteroid smashing into the Earth some 66 million years ago but scientists say the story may not be quite that simple