Near-Earth object

His Very Own Asteroid: Space Rock Named for Italian Astronaut

A European astronaut now has a permanent presence in space. Luca Parmitano — who flew on the

NASA issues study contracts for Deep Space Gateway element

WASHINGTON — NASA awarded contracts Nov. 1 to five companies to examine…

Canadian astronomer spots ‘visitor’ from beyond our solar system

‘Astronomers have been looking for this for more than a century,’ professor…

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If an astronaut gets hurt on the moon, this is how we’ll rescue them

In the event of a lunar emergency, use pulleys. Looks like we’re going back to the moon. Last week,…

ASA Has Big Plans for AI on Mars and Beyond

Imagine an interstellar probe where the spacecraft can pick its own…

Cassini Enters Final Phase of Its 13-Year-Long Orbit of Saturn

On Monday the probe made the first of five passes through Saturn’s…

Big, Dangerous Comets More Common Than Thought

There are a lot more big, potentially dangerous comets zooming through deep space than scientists had thought, a new study…

Bad News for Life: TRAPPIST-1 Planets’ Atmospheres May Have Been Destroyed

The potentially Earth-like planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system may not be so conducive to life after all, two new studies…

Earth Faces an Increased Risk of Being Hit by an Asteroid, Astronomers Warn

Large asteroids may be lurking undiscovered within a meteoroid stream whose particles are hitting

NASA to Host News Conference on Discovery Beyond Our Solar System

NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22,…

China unveils 2020 Mars mission probe and rover

China has given the world a first glimpse of its design for…

Moon Express becomes first private company to get US approval for lunar mission

Paving the way for private missions beyond Earth orbit Spaceflight venture

NASA launches probe to investigate huge asteroid it fears could one day hit Earth

The space ageny plans to collect samples from the giant space rock to…

So, You’re Still Interested In Astronomy? New Moon Rising?

Hello again. Last time out, we looked at 10 factors conducive to life, and in doing so, found out…

NASA admits there’s ‘a chance’ that asteroid 2013 TX68 COULD smash into Earth

Humanity is expected to survive its close encounter with a

A small asteroid will fly by Earth on March 5 — here’s what you need to know

On October 6th, 2013, the Catalina Sky Survey discovered a small asteroid…

Nasa’s front-line defense against killer rocks from space

The Solar System Dynamics group of

What happens if we find out an asteroid is heading for earth?

If ever there’s a giant space rock headed for our planet, hopefully bureaucracy…

New Nasa office will protect the Earth from asteroids

If fears of an asteroid destroying the planet keep you up at night, Nasa has some potentially reassuring…

This NASA engineer has all kinds of insight into the real science of ‘Star Wars’

If you want to build the massive Death Star seen in the movie “

NASA just announced an unexpected asteroid flyby this Halloween

It’s time to get to know a new friend: asteroid 2015 TB145, a sizeable chunk of rock that’s hurtling…

Asteroid ‘headed to destroy Earth’ almost certainly isn’t real, Nasa says

Conspiracy theorists and others keep saying that we are going to be…

Nasa says the world is not going to end in September

Good news for those with plans for October and beyond: the Earth will still…

Hundreds of thousands of unseen asteroids that ‘could hit Earth’ hurtling through space

Jason Kessler, NASA’s director of the asteroid-hunting ‘

NASA reveals its most powerful rocket launcher ever

Armed with an asteroid hunter, lunar flashlight and DNA kit, NASA will…

NASA is planning to deflect an asteroid in 2022 — to learn how to protect Earth

In 2022, NASA plans to send a probe crashing into an asteroid at…

Once-in-a-generation near miss for Asteroid with its own moon

You may not have noticed, but the Earth had a close shave on Monday…

NASA wants to deploy manned solar-powered airships to Venus

Despite its hellish surface, Venus turns out to be quite an attractive planet for exploration.

Phew! Giant Asteroid Not a Threat to Earth, NASA Says

Claims that Russian scientists have discovered a huge

Mars – here we come?

This month, I thought I’d adopt a different format, as I found an amazing article on the

Nasa will ‘miss goal to find 90% of nearby potentially dangerous asteroids’

Nasa will not meet a goal ordered by

Saving the Earth from asteroid disasters

Miami — As members of an elite band of cosmic explorers, they are among the few…

Want to help defend the world from asteroids?

There are about 1 million near-Earth asteroids that are large enough to substantially…

What If Earth Was Threatened by An Asteroid Strike?

What If Earth Was Threatened by An Asteroid Strike? Astronaut Panel Brings Up Ideas To Search, Deflect These Threats “If…

Astronomers discover a massive asteroid that could hit us in 2032

Mark August 26th, 2032 on your calendar, folks. Ukrainian astronomers have just detected a 1,350-foot-wide (410 meter) minor…

Nasa’s Asteroid Watch Twitter put on hold by US government shutdown

Twitter users are facing the earth-shattering news today that they will have to survive…

Boring NASA video features epic theme music

Perhaps learning from Canadian astronaut 

NASA releases animation of mission to capture asteroid

TORONTO – Heading to an asteroid to mine…

‘Iron Man’ Exoskeleton Could Give Astronauts Superhuman Strength

Astronauts could one day get a power surge from hi-tech robotic suits, like real-life versions of “Iron Man” hero…

NASA mothballed telescope gets new life as asteroid hunter

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. – NASA will reactivate a mothballed infrared space telescope for…

NASA’s Next Mega-Rocket Passes Key Design Review

The huge rocket that NASA is building to blast astronauts toward Mars, asteroids…

NASA Gets 402 Ideas for Dealing With Asteroids

NASA received 402 ideas for finding asteroids that may be on a collision…

NASA's Asteroid Plan Is Shot Down in House

The House Science Committee on Thursday…

Ten Thousandth Near-Earth Object Unearthed in Space

More than 10,000 asteroids and comets that can pass near Earth have now been discovered. The 10,000th near-Earth object,…

NASA Announces Asteroid Grand Challenge

WASHINGTON — NASA announced Tuesday a Grand…

Asteroid 1998 QE2 flies past Earth

An asteroid that measures nearly 2.7km (1.7 miles) across has flown past the…

NASA Hosts News and Social Media Events Around This Week’s Asteroid Pass

PASADENA, Calif. — NASA is inviting members of the media and public to participate in online and televised events…

This Is NASA’s New Solar-Electric Propulsion Engine

NASA has posted an image of its new solar-electric propulsion thruster, which uses…

Administration confirms NASA plan: Grab an asteroid, then focus on Mars

NASA’s accelerated vision for exploration calls for moving a

Developing an off-planet mining industry

Mining asteroids for valuable resources is a familiar science fiction trope, and one that modern science, pushed by economic…

NASA said to request $100 million for plan to capture near-Earth asteroid

NASA is taking a plan to send an unmanned spacecraft to capture an asteroid and bring it into…

Why a Mars Comet Impact Would be Awesome

When Jupiter’s tides ripped Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 to shreds, only for the…

That’s reassuring: Nasa chief Charles Bolden’s advice on asteroid heading for Earth: just pray

Last year, in an effort to tackle the myths surrounding the belief that the world would end on December…

NASA Tells Congress About Meteors: Pay or Pray

The top official from NASA has told members of Congress they…

Russian Meteor Likely An Apollo Asteroid Chunk

On Feb. 15, the Urals region of Russia played host to a…

NASA Addresses the Russian Meteor Explosion

A small asteroid entered Earth’s atmosphere early Friday, February 15, 2013 over…

Asteroid’s close shave ranks among Earth’s biggest hits (and misses)

When the asteroid known as 2012 DA14 zooms within 17,200 miles of our planet on Friday, it’ll mark the…

Asteroid To Pass Earth In Record Near Miss

A 40m-long chunk of rock hurtling through space will pass closer to the Earth…

Earth Safe From Asteroid’s Close Flyby Next Week

An asteroid will give Earth a historically close shave next week, but there’s no…

Record-setting asteroid to shave past Earth next month

An asteroid about half the size of a football field will zoom past

A New Fleet Of Robot Asteroid Prospectors Will Launch By 2015

Another new asteroid mining venture plans to send fleets of small spacecraft to rendezvous with space rocks, aiming to…

YOUR Help Needed to Hurt an Asteroid

Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Refine an asteroid deflection plan that…

Let’s Put An Asteroid In Orbit Around the Moon

In 2010, President Obama set a sky-high goal for NASA: to send a…

Asteroid may become moon for earths moon

So far our galactic adventures have included landing men on the moon, taking pretty pictures of Saturn,…

Is NASA Lost in Space or Aimed at Asteroid?

A report this month from the National Research Council (NRC)…

Good news confirmed: Asteroid won’t hit Earth in 2040

A new study confirms that a huge asteroid will pass harmlessly by

One Less asteroid to worry about

Yay! Asteroid 2011 AG5 will not hit us in 2040! Up until now, I couldn’t say that with perfect certainty. Here’s the…

How to Defend Earth From Asteroids

Cant see video? View Here The Earth…

Hazardous’ asteroid flies by Earth this week

A five-kilometre wide asteroid is zipping past Earth this week, giving stargazers a show…

Potentially hazardous asteroid to fly by earth tomorrow

In two days, Earth is going to have a close call with a huge asteroid, one that, if it…

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