Asteroids


Most Asteroids and Meteorites on Earth Originate From Five or Six Ancient Planets

Most Asteroids and Meteorites on Earth Originate From Five or Six Ancient Planets

Many Asteroids come from Five Ancient Lost Planets that were Once Whole...

Jul 4 2018, 10:20am CDT

NASA Video Shows Thousands of Asteroids Swirling around the Sun

NASA Video Shows Thousands of Asteroids Swirling around the Sun

The animation depicts data collected by the telescope over its four-year survey of the solar system...

Apr 28 2018, 12:20am CDT

Scientists Show How Asteroids Brought Water to Earth

Experiment Shows How Asteroids Brought Water to Earth

Using a high-powered projectile cannon, researchers show how impacts by water-rich asteroids can deliver surprising amounts of...

Apr 26 2018, 9:10am CDT

A Star Disturbed Comets and Asteroids of our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago

A Star Disturbed Comets and Asteroids of our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago

New study finds that the trajectories of some of these comets are influenced by the passage of Scholz's star...

Mar 24 2018, 3:32pm CDT

NASA is Planning to Destroy Asteroids with Nuclear Bombs

NASA is Planning to Destroy Asteroids with Nuclear Bombs

NASA scientists have developed a spacecraft that will carry a nuclear device to deflect oncoming asteroids...

Mar 9 2018, 1:01am CST

Killer Asteroids? The White House Has a Plan

Killer Asteroids? The White House Has a Plan

At the end of the year,  the White House very quietly released its Near-Earth Object Preparedness Strategy. The document i...

Jan 6 2017, 11:23am CST

NASA to Send Two Missions to Study Mysterious Asteroids in the Early Solar System

NASA to Send Two Missions to Study Mysterious Asteroids in the Early Solar System

NASAs two space missions will reveal information about metallic asteroids of the early solar system...

Jan 5 2017, 7:13am CST

NASA Selects Lucy and Psyche Missions to Explore Solar System's Asteroids

NASA Selects Lucy and Psyche Missions to Explore Solar System's Asteroids

Aiming to find important clues to the earliest history of the solar system, NASA has announced two missions -- one to explore...

Jan 5 2017, 2:16am CST

NASA Spacecraft Will Search for Trojan Asteroids Hidden Near Earth

NASA Spacecraft Will Search for Trojan Asteroids Hidden Near Earth

A New NASA Spacecraft OSIRIS-REx will hunt for Trojan Asteroids hiding near Earth's orbit...

Dec 20 2016, 4:22am CST

Mars’ Death Star Keeps Earth Safe From Asteroids

Mars’ Death Star Keeps Earth Safe From Asteroids

The largest moon surrounding Mars called Phobos, which resembles the Death Star from the film "Star Wars", is being s...

Oct 13 2016, 11:54am CDT

Deep Space Industries Want to Mine Asteroids by 2020

Deep Space Industries Want to Mine Asteroids by 2020

Deep Space Industries wants to perch its mission on an asteroid by the year 2020....

Aug 12 2016, 6:33am CDT

Asteroids Hitting Earth is a Real Threat

Asteroids Hitting Earth is a Real Threat

Scientists warn that our planet is at risk of being struck by an asteroid....

Jun 30 2016, 5:43am CDT

Missing Asteroids Mystery Solved

Missing Asteroids Mystery Solved

The enigma of asteroid destruction has been decoded. The NEOs supposedly disintegrate before they fall into the sun....

Feb 18 2016, 4:47am CST

Scientists Solve the Mystery of Missing Asteroids

Scientists Solve the Mystery of Missing Asteroids

Near-Earth Objects are destroyed much farther from the Sun than previously thought....

Feb 17 2016, 10:49pm CST

Russia is Upgrading Missiles to Shoot Down Asteroids

Russia is Upgrading Missiles to Shoot Down Asteroids

Russia will improve ICBMs to destroy asteroids in the future....

Feb 15 2016, 8:31pm CST

NASA Develops Comet Hitchhiker to Land on Comets and Asteroids

NASA Develops Comet Hitchhiker to Land on Comets and Asteroids

NASA has big plans for the future. It is in fact looking forward to sending its probes on piggyback rides on space comets....

Sep 3 2015, 7:59am CDT

Near-Earth Asteroids Are Key To Earliest Solar System History

Near-Earth Asteroids Are Key To Earliest Solar System History

Thousands of near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) circle us from almost every angle. But null Because a portion of these whirling planet...

Jun 30 2014, 4:51am CDT

Planetary Resources will mine Asteroids with Arkyd-100 Series Spaceships

Planetary Resources will mine Asteroids with Arkyd-100 Series Spaceships

Celebrity backed Planetary Resources announced plans to mine near earth Asteroid....

Apr 24 2012, 2:02pm CDT