Samples from the potentially hazardous asteroid Ryugu contain never-before-seen features.
The Australian study is the first of its kind to find physical evidence that asteroids shaped the Earth's surface.
Creating fake space dirt mimicking the Moon, Mars, and unexplored planets can be dangerous and difficult, but business is booming.
China's plans are similar to a NASA mission that will slam into an asteroid later this year.
A tiny zircon crystal offers “direct physical evidence of large impacts, some potentially life-affecting” that persisted on ancient Mars, reports a new study.
The asteroid Kleopatra and its two moons have resisted explanation for more than a decade—until now.
OSIRIS REx scientists talk about asteroid Bennu, one of the most hazardous known space rocks, in the latest episode of Motherboard’s “Space Show.”
The odds of asteroid Bennu hitting Earth are still extremely low, NASA said in an update, but an impact could be disastrous.
Despite putting all options on the table, including nukes, "the exercise played out that we basically had to take the hit,” said Lindley Johnson, NASA’s Planetary Defense Officer.
Planetary astronomer Andy Rivkin talks to VICE News about the first flight demonstration of planetary defense, called the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission.
No other known object has characteristics similar to EC 002, an ancient meteorite found in an Algerian dune sea last year.