An international team has tipped the debate on the origins of the solar system with the discovery of one of the oldest known asteroid families.
By Roni Dengler
In honor of National Asteroid Day, we are taking a look at NASA's mission to vacuum on the asteroid Bennu.
By Catherine Woods
“As Dawn got closer to Ceres, one of the first things we saw were these bright spots. It’s impossible not to be mesmerized by these glowing beacons shining out from these unfamiliar lands ahead.” [wnet-shareable media_id=”147961″ share=”true” title=”THE…
By Jenny Marder and Justin Scuiletti
Earth got pretty beat up in its first 500 million years. Scientists recreated thousands of asteroid strikes over 4 billion years ago. Those asteroids shaped the planet's crust, and may have contributed to the rise of life on Earth.
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
By Joshua Barajas
An asteroid the size of three football fields is expected to zip by Earth at a close, but safe distance on Monday. Traveling at 27,000 mph, the celestial object 2000 EM26 will be approximately 2 million miles from the Earth’s…
Cosmic Coincidence: Asteroid Careens by as Meteor Delivers 'Buzz Cut' to Earth…
By Jenny Marder
On December 12, Dawn maneuvered into its closest orbit yet around giant asteroid Vesta. The spacecraft is now circling Vesta at an altitude of about 130 miles. Since NASA's spacecraft dawn snapped into orbit around the object, it has been…
A team of Canadian scientists have discovered a "Trojan" asteroid that is caught in a synchronized orbit with the Earth. Jeffrey Brown discusses what this discovery means with the California Institute of Technology's Mike Brown.
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