"A piece of primordial rock that has witnessed our solar system’s entire history may now be ready to come home for generations of scientific discovery,” said a NASA scientist of the U.S.'s first attempt to return an asteroid sample to Earth.
Currently near Mars, it will fly past Earth in the distant future.
Let’s just say it was a sign from the universe reminding us to stay safe.
Any big asteroid that passes within five million miles of Earth is considered “potentially hazardous,” but this one doesn’t pose any threat.
The possible 'mini-moon' quietly started orbiting Earth three years ago, and was just detected by astronomers.
The Yarrabubba impact structure in Australia dates back some 2.2 billion years, 200 million years older than any other known crater.
A new study links an asteroid collision to a cooling period and a burst of biodiversity 466 million years ago, and suggests that asteroid dust could help the climate crisis today.
The apocalyptic 24 hours after a huge asteroid struck Earth is written into the center of an underwater impact crater.
The rock shot past at about a fifth of the distance to the Moon—and almost nobody saw it coming until just hours before it passed.
An object five times larger than Hawaii’s Big Island is embedded miles under an impact crater on the far side of the Moon.
The December 18 fireball created the biggest airburst since the Chelyabinsk meteor of 2013.
It's one of 19 asteroids that have been detected within Earth's orbit.