There were no worries whatsoever about the space rock, which passed by at a very safe distance.
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.
A huge asteroid more than a mile wide will zoom safely by Earth today and you can watch it live today in a free online webcast.
AstroForge, which was founded in January 2022, came out of stealth mode today (May 26), announcing that it aims to become the first-ever viable asteroid mining company.
The James Webb Space Telescope successfully watched a moving asteroid as the telescope inches toward the end of its commissioning period.
The near-Earth asteroid 7335 (1989 JA) will make a close approach to our planet on May 27, 2022, flying within about 2.5 million miles of Earth.
Nations that don't have their own satellites rely on other countries, and those that want to develop their own satellite infrastructure are running out of options as space fills up.
NASA's Lucy spacecraft, which is currently on its way to asteroids orbiting the sun at the same distance as Jupiter, watched the moon disappear during the total lunar eclipse on May 15.
A killer asteroid will line Earth up in its crosshairs eventually. Can be we ever be properly prepared?
The Tianwen 2 mission will sample an asteroid, return to Earth and then head out again to study a second space rock.
NASA's Lucy mission, bound for asteroids that orbit the sun at the same distance as Jupiter, will watch the moon's reflected sunlight disappear during a lunar eclipse.
'Dinosaur Apocalypse,' a PBS NOVA special narrated by Sir David Attenborough, attempts to reconstruct the day Earth was hit by an asteroid 66 million years ago.
Astronomers have revealed the trails of nearly 1,500 new asteroids hidden in data gathered by NASA's most venerable space telescope.
A building-sized asteroid whizzed by our planet overnight at a very safe distance, just like all the other giant space rocks we know of.
According to the new decadal survey, one of the best tools to help protect the planet against the impact of near-Earth Objects (NEOs) is ground-based planetary radar.