Biggest Asteroid Since 2011 Passes Undetected

Asteroids or even comets passing close to our planet is always a popular topic, but what “close” means in cosmic terms is not defined that well. For a comet, it could be something like a few million miles. On the...

Scientists Compose Map of Bennu From Images Snapped by OSIRIS-REx

NASA is thoroughly observing the asteroid Bennu through its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft that is flying over the space rock for the last two years. Not long ago, the agency was able to investigate a potential landing site on the asteroid.   The...

Odd ‘New Type’ of Asteroid is Actually Something Much More Common

Back in May, astronomers in Hawai'i revealed a peculiar finding in the skies – a new kind of asteroid that has a tail, similar to a comet.   However, now, the scientists have announced that their initial classification was incorrect and...

Asteroid Breakthrough: “Dangerous Asteroids” Warning System Unveils Jaw-Dropping Discovery

It's been just revealed that an asteroid early warning system that's been designed to spot potentially dangerous objects just made a mind-blowing discovery billions of years in the making. Hawaii astronomers have observed the very first-of-its-kind space rock that has...

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Probe is Ready to Land on Asteroid Bennu

NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe is now prepared to gather samples from asteroid Bennu, the space agency has just announced. NASA is, at the moment, analyzing the space rock that measures 500 meters (1640 feet) long, on whose proximity the spacecraft arrived...

NASA’s Mission Could Trigger An Artificial Meteor Shower

You are probably aware that a planned NASA mission to test its capability to defend our planet from an asteroid that could hit us could be causing the planet's first artificial meteor shower ever. Fox News just reported that the...

Small Asteroid Flew Past Earth at Incredibly Close Distance But Posed No Threat

​With so many large asteroids making the headlines lately, it would be easy for a smaller one to slip the careful monitoring of various space agencies. In fact, one almost managed to do it. On April 27th, astronomers have spotted...

A Mile-Wide Asteroid To Pass Earth Today Within 3.9M Miles

An asteroid that's more than a mile wide is set to pass our planet today, although experts claim that we should not be worried because it doesn't pose any danger to our home planet. The space rock is known as...

Large Asteroid Expected to Pass by Earth Next Week

Astronomers have spotted an asteroid speeding towards Earth, expected to fly by our planet next week. The space rock was dubbed 52768 (1998 OR2), and it is currently monitored by scientists from the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The team of astronomers...

Asteroid Flyby Expected to Take Place on Wednesday

A newly-identified asteroid is expected to fly at a safe distance from Earth on Wednesday. Discovered on April 11th, Asteroid 2020 GH2 is around 43 to 70 feet (13 to 21 meters) and is set to pass by our planet...