NASA's first mission to sample an asteroid is moving ahead into development and testing in preparation for its launch in 2016.
In a key geological moment about 66 million years ago, an enigmatic something killed off almost all the dinosaurs and some 70 percent of all other species living on Earth.
ESA’s planning to crash a spacecraft into an asteroid called Didymos, to, well, see what happens.
Two US scientists say they've come up with a method of deflecting or destroying asteroids that could have dealt with last Friday's in less than an hour.
The scientific community is aflutter after reports, images, and video of a massive meteor explosion in Russia clogged the Internet early Friday morning.
An asteroid the size of a small office block is due to whizz past Earth on Friday, traveling at over 28,000 miles per hour.
A few years ago, if a company had stepped up and said it planned to send unmanned spacecraft to explore the possibility of mining asteroids in near earth orbit, quite a number of us probably would have politely chuckled.
NASA scientists are now certain that the asteroid Apophis won't, as feared, hit the Earth during a flyby in 2036.
The massive asteroid Apophis shot past Earth last night, on a trajectory that will bring it even closer during its next flyby in 2029.
Over the past couple of days, two asteroids ‘2012 XE54’ and ‘4179 Toutatis’ passed close to Earth.
The asteroid collision that killed off the dinosaurs 65.5 million years ago also nearly wiped out snakes and lizards - including a newly-identified species of lizard named for President Obama.
The highly-patterned surface of the giant asteroid Vesta is caused by a long history of strikes from hundreds of other, smaller asteroids.
The mass extinction that saw the end of the dinosaurs was made worse than it might have been by the structure of the ecosystems of the time.
Crazy as it sounds, an MIT scientist is proposing that, if a dangerous asteroid approaches the Earth, it could be deflected by firing paintballs at it.
Astronauts venturing beyond the safety of the International Space Station (ISS) will face increased exposure to cosmic radiation.
Enormous troughs that encircle the asteroid Vesta may be faults that formed when another asteroid smacked into its south pole, and indicate that it has the same type of interior as a planet.
An amateur astronomer in Dallas has filmed an enormous explosion on Jupiter which took place early on Sunday morning.
The mass extinction that took out the dinosaurs was already well underway by the time a six-mile asteroid slammed into Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula 65 million years ago, it appears.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft remains on track to become the first probe to orbit and study two distant solar system locations.
Fresh from explaining to us why Batman's cape wouldn't save him from crash-landing, University of Leicester students have moved on to raining on Bruce Willis's parade.