NASA is preparing the TESS observatory (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) to follow-up on the successes of the planet-hunting Kepler observatory
On May 31, 2013, asteroid 1998 QE2 will sail serenely past Earth, getting no closer than about 3.6 million miles
These days, it’s not just finding an exoplanet. It’s how you find that Earth-like body.
Aspiring astronauts and wannabe reality TV stars, take note: A nonprofit that aims to send the first human colonists to Mars by 2023
NASA this week put the official stamp on an initiative to capture a near-Earth asteroid and haul it back
The next giant leap in space exploration may be a short hop on a small space rock.
Scientists are moving forward with plans to intentionally smash a spacecraft into a huge nearby asteroid in 2022 to see inside the space rock.
Congress got the word from NASA on Tuesday about its options for dealing with the threats posed by asteroids and comets
A catastrophic meteor strike that would trigger the kind of destruction blamed for wiping out dinosaurs millions of years ago is unlikely
An asteroid the size of a city block will pass by Earth this weekend, but have no fear: There's no danger of it hitting our planet.
Fragments of an ancient continent are buried beneath the floor of the Indian Ocean, a study suggests.
Many South Floridians reported seeing a flare-like object in the sky Sunday night, and one person may have captured it on video.
A good hearty conspiracy theory can shine a sharp light on two of humanity's most enduring traits.
The extraterrestrial double whammy that Earth only partially avoided on Friday has triggered an immediate response from astronomers.
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