Asteroid & Comet Missions
The Vera C. Rubin Observatory won't ever leave Earth, but its big picture, highly detailed view of the solar system will inspire a new era of space missions destined to visit asteroids.
Reference Here we explore whether there are any upcoming asteroid encounters and how NASA and other space agencies actively monitor near-Earth asteroids that have the potential to hit our planet.
After months of anticipation, NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission team has successfully accessed the treasure trove of asteroid material the probe collected during its billion-mile journey.
NASA technicians have finally removed the two stubborn fasteners that prevented them from accessing all of the asteroid samples returned to Earth by OSIRIS-REx in September.
'God of Chaos' asteroid Apophis will make a flyby like no other in recorded history in 2029 as it becomes visible with the naked eye, and NASA's OSIRIS-APEX spacecraft will be on hand to supervise.
Scientists found signs of organic molecules in the first samples of potentially hazardous asteroid Bennu, as well as a 'head scratching' material that has yet to be identified.
Crossed wires likely prevented OSIRIS-REx's return capsule from deploying its drogue parachute during its descent through Earth's atmosphere on Sept. 24, NASA officials say.
Asteroid Dinkinesh, target No. 1 on Lucy's journey, turned out to be not one, but two (technically three) space rocks put together. Scientists finally gave its satellite a name.
Spectral analysis of the mystery asteroid Phaethon reveals its composition at last.
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