What looked like a Jupiter-sized planet a decade ago was actually the fallout of a cataclysmic space crash.
ʻOumuamua, the first interstellar object discovered in our solar system, was whittled into its elongated shape by stellar tides, scientists say.
The NEXT-C thruster doesn’t use volatile fuel, looks like Iron Man’s repulsors, and is being tested to one day save humanity from an incoming asteroid.
Within a matter of months, NASA has discovered the first subglacial craters known to science. They’re both huge and relatively young.
It's one of 19 asteroids that have been detected within Earth's orbit.
Scientists find that a surge in Earth impacts began during the Permian period, possibly because of disruptions in the asteroid belt.
Hayabusa2 is the first mission to deploy mobile robots onto an asteroid.
The Hayabusa 2 mission is visiting an asteroid 200 million miles from Earth to collect samples. The mission profile involves a lot of robots, bullets, and explosives.
A University of Glasgow team explores the subtle art of capturing asteroids without killing everybody.
The European Gaia telescope releases data on 1.7 billion stars.
Earth survived the solar system’s tumultuous infancy more or less intact. Other planets were not so lucky.
Lindley Johnson is NASA’s Planetary Defense Officer and in many ways, the fate of the Earth rests in his hands. But he’s not stressed about it.