In popular culture, asteroids play the role of apocalyptic threat, get blamed for wiping out the dinosaurs - and offer an extraterrestrial source for mineral mining.
The world's first space sports car is cruising toward the asteroid belt, well beyond Mars.
Two small asteroids recently discovered by astronomers at the NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) near Tucson, Arizona, are safely passing by Earth within one lunar distance this week.
The migration of the dinosaurs across the globe was so rapid that it may have contributed to their demise, new research has found.
Another asteroid is headed our way—the second this week—but there's no need to worry.
One of the defining moments in planetary astronomy in 2017 is that this is the year we discovered the first astronomical object to enter the Solar System from interstellar space. Now known as `Oumuamua (Hawaiian for "scout"), ...