In this new image from the Hubble Space Telescope, what looks like a top-down view of a jellyfish glowing in deep space is actually the planetary nebula NGC 2022.
Asteroids are space rocks thought to be the remains left over from the formation of the solar system. They range in size from tiny (the size of a car or so) to truly giant, with at least one - Ceres - gaining dwarf planet status. In our solar system, billions of asteroids are in the asteroid belt, a region around the sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Others stray from this region, and can potentially post an impact threat to the Earth. At least one interstellar asteroid, called 'Oumuamua, has passed through our solar system. Learn more about asteroids here.
When NASA makes its move to grab a piece of space rock, will its spacecraft snatch at a sample of a dark, sandy Nightingale or of a very wet Kingfisher?
On Aug. 10, an asteroid about the size of the Empire State Building will pass close by Earth, but it will not hit us.
In a new video from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Hayabusa2 is seen touching down on, and collecting samples from, asteroid Ryugu.
A fireball as bright as the full moon streaked across the Canadian province of Ontario early Wednesday (July 24), possibly throwing meteorites to Earth along the way.
The Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 made a second touchdown on an asteroid called Ryugu last night (July 10) in a carefully choreographed maneuver — and the photos are incredible.
It looks like Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft has snagged its second souvenir from asteroid Ryugu, marking one of the last major milestones of the probe's visit.
A Japanese spacecraft is aiming to grab the first pristine sample of an asteroid to bring back to Earth tonight (July 10), and you can watch it approach the target now.
A report last month has buoyed the efforts of scientists seeking a dedicated mission to search for near Earth objects, although NASA has yet to commit to funding that mission.
By watching the skies at the brink of sunrise and shortly after nightfall, astronomers spotted a hunk of rock with the shortest-known asteroid "year" to date.
As a spacecraft ambitiously maps over a billion stars, it is also discovering new asteroids whose orbits are mesmerizing, as seen in a new video.
'Oumuamua, the first known interstellar visitor, doesn't need an extraterrestrial solution to explain its oddities, according to a new study.
The quest to protect Earth from threatening asteroids is about to get a boost, as "an absolute flood of new observations" comes from a new telescope designed to scan the sky.
No matter where you are in the world, it's more than likely you can participate in Asteroid Day — an international event meant to raise awareness of these small, rocky bodies.
Astronomers discovered a car-size asteroid hours before it slammed into Earth and burned up in the atmosphere this past weekend, news sources report.
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