NASA Discovers Second Crater Hidden Under Greenland's Ice
Within a matter of months, NASA has discovered the first subglacial craters known to science. They’re both huge and relatively young.
Scientists Discover the Closest Known Asteroid to the Sun
It's one of 19 asteroids that have been detected within Earth's orbit.
Asteroids Crash Into Earth Over Twice as Often as 290 Million Years Ago
Scientists find that a surge in Earth impacts began during the Permian period, possibly because of disruptions in the asteroid belt.
These Amazing Photos Show the First Rover Landing on an Asteroid
Hayabusa2 is the first mission to deploy mobile robots onto an asteroid.
Japan Just Became the First Country to Deploy Rovers on 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.
Scientists Map Out How to Nudge Small Asteroids into Earth’s Orbit
A University of Glasgow team explores the subtle art of capturing asteroids without killing everybody.
Watch These Stunning Models of the Largest Star Map Ever Created
The European Gaia telescope releases data on 1.7 billion stars.
These Alien Diamonds Belonged to a Lost Mars-Sized World
Earth survived the solar system’s tumultuous infancy more or less intact. Other planets were not so lucky.
This Asteroid Hunter Is Tasked With Saving Earth from Killer Impacts
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.
Asteroid Mining Is Our Best Hope for Colonizing Mars
Asteroids will be the unsung heroes that help us become a multiplanetary species.
Asteroids Started Out as Space Mud, a New Theory Suggests
This is weird.
Watch a Supercomputer's Fever Dream of the Chelyabinsk Asteroid Flameout
Understanding the dynamics of asteroid airbursts will make us better prepared for them.