European Space Agency cancels 2026 collision risk – leaving just 794 possibilities. Andrew Masterson reports.
US spacecraft aims to return the largest trove of space dirt to Earth since NASA’s final Apollo mission in the 1970s.
Scientists hope the probe will reveal if such space rocks helped kick-start life on Earth
NASA’s asteroid-chaser will reach its target, Bennu, on Dec. 3 and you don’t want to miss a thing.
It is the first impact crater discovered under one of Earth’s ice sheets, according to the scientists who found it.
Space mining of water and precious metals has the potential to become a trillion-dollar industry in the coming years, experts say
Blue asteroids are rare, and blue comets are almost unheard of. An international team investigated (3200) Phaethon, a bizarre asteroid that sometimes behaves like a comet, and found it even more enigmatic than previously thought.
Extremely strong vibration during large impacts, landslides and earthquakes allow rock to flow
New research suggests the “rock comet” is weirder than previously thought.
The first study of its environmental impact suggests that extracting resources such as platinum from asteroids might be cleaner than doing so on Earth.