NASA has completed the first step toward a mission to find and capture a near-Earth asteroid, redirect it to a stable lunar orbit and send humans to study it.
More than 10,000 asteroids and comets that can pass near Earth have now been discovered.
An asteroid passed Earth last week, and with the Arecibo radio telescope astronomers got an unprecedented look
The radar imagery revealed that 1998 QE2 is a binary asteroid.
On May 31, 2013, asteroid 1998 QE2 will sail serenely past Earth, getting no closer than about 3.6 million miles
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.
Many South Floridians reported seeing a flare-like object in the sky Sunday night, and one person may have captured it on video.
The extraterrestrial double whammy that Earth only partially avoided on Friday has triggered an immediate response from astronomers.
Bay Area stargazers caught a glimpse of another meteor Friday night.
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