Near Earth Objects
A Meteor More Powerful Than 10 Atomic Bombs Exploded Over the Bering Sea
The December 18 fireball created the biggest airburst since the Chelyabinsk meteor of 2013.
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.
The White House Plan to Defend Against Killer Asteroids Is Here
In one of its final acts, the Obama Administration released a report outlining how federal agencies should prepare for an 'Armageddon'-sized impact.
This Asteroid Is Small Enough to Ride Like a Space Pony
Or is it a meteoroid? Depends who you ask.
An Asteroid With a ‘Gremlin’ Moon Flew By Earth on Halloween
Trend alert: Halloween asteroids are a thing.
Watch Two Years of Asteroid Observations in 20 Seconds
The quest to root out all the stray space rocks near Earth is simultaneously comforting and unnerving.
After a Brutal Audit, NASA Unveils Its New Asteroid Detection Program
Let’s not go the way of the dinosaurs.
Trick or Treat? A Skull-Shaped Asteroid Flew by Earth on Halloween
To add to the spookiness, NASA says it was probably the corpse of a dead comet.
NASA Just Discovered an Asteroid Will Fly Annoyingly Close to Earth on Halloween
It’s expected to be the closest flyby by a large object until August 2027.
NASA Has Cut Off the Group That Wants to Save Us From Killer Asteroids
The B612 Foundation doesn't appear to be doing so well.
The Underfunded, Disorganized Plan to Save Earth from the Next Giant Asteroid
Meet the interstellar warriors of Spaceguard.
The Race to Save Humanity from Asteroids Gets a Boost from Queen's Brian May
The Queen musician is making noise about an asteroid defense project.