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.
A large asteroid that initially had scientists worried has only a small chance of striking the Earth in 2040, says NASA.
Scientists on NASA's asteroid sample return mission, OSIRIS-REx, have been able to measure the orbit of their target asteroid so precisely that they can see the effects of sunlight on its motion.
Many dinosaur species were already on their way out before the asteroid strike that's believed to have led to their mass extinction.
A new company is tomorrow expected to announce plans for an asteroid-mining operation.
Scientists studying images of the giant asteroid Vesta are working to explain the existence of a number of bright spots.
A newly discovered asteroid will come so close to Earth next year that it actually passes below many man-made satellites.
The moon's somewhat bizarre magnetic field may have been shaped by a massive asteroid impact, which left some of its material behind.
Scientists say they've found more evidence of a major impact by a comet or asteroid, some 13,000 years ago.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has successfully maneuvered into its closest orbit around the giant asteroid Vesta.