Agency plans to launch a mission to visit the Trojan asteroids in 2021, and one to the metallic asteroid Psyche in 2023.
NASA to launch the robotic portion of its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) in 2021. This will be the first mission to visit and collect a multi-ton sample from a large near-Earth asteroid. The collected sample will be used in a demonstration of enhanced gravity tractor asteroid deflection.
Scientist recommended Nasa build an interceptor rocket, with periodic testing, alongside an observer spacecraft to stop catastrophic fireballs from hitting us
NASA appears to be serious about its ambitious Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) that was being discussed last year.
A large space rock came fairly close to Earth on Sunday night. Astronomers knew it wasn’t going to hit Earth, thanks in part to a new tool NASA is developing for detecting potentially dangerous asteroids.
An asteroid mining concept could quickly deliver satellites to high orbit on the cheap.
Scientists counted 222 new meteor impacts in seven years. The moon’s surface is changing considerably faster than previously thought, says a new study.
A NASA plan to lasso a piece of an asteroid and haul it closer to Earth could face a threat from the US Congress. A bipartisan spending bill introduced in the Senate this week has harsh words about the proposed Asteroid Redirect Mission, which is meant to be a sort of dry run for a future human mission to Mars.
Crisscrossed grooves and chains of small craters cover the Martian moon Phobos. Astronomers have disagreed about what caused this strange-looking landscape for decades, but new research may help settle the debate.