NASA's Psyche asteroid mission is facing an uncertain future after software testing issues forced an extended launch delay expected to last at least until July 2023.
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.
South Korea has canceled its effort to visit the space rock Apophis during a close, but harmless, flyby of our Earth in 2029, according to a media report.
Planetary scientists have created a new, detailed map of the asteroid Psyche, providing a tantalizing preview of the target for a NASA mission set to launch later this year.
In a bid to figure out light scattering, NASA's asteroid-smashing mission did a bit of star-spotting while cruising to its destination.
NASA's Lucy mission has gained a new destination: a tiny asteroid that's orbiting one of its original target asteroids.
Scientists at the Palomar Observatory turned to the Pauma band, upon whose ancestral lands the facility sits, to name the asteroid, now dubbed 'Ayló'chaxnim, or 'Venus girl.'
NASA's Lucy mission team is continuing efforts to correct the incomplete deployment of one of the spacecraft's solar arrays as it continues to Jupiter's Trojan asteroids.
Analysis of Hayabusa2's samples from the asteroid Ryugu shows they date to before the formation of the planets.
An asteroid the size of three blue whales just zoomed past Earth. But don't worry, Earthlings were not at risk.
A test of whether asteroid surveys could spot a potentially hazardous asteroid successfully rediscovered Apophis and ruled out the possibility of it striking Earth for the next 100 years.
Researchers using an innovative astrodynamics algorithm have uncovered over 100 asteroids that had gone undetected in archived images of the sky.
Setting up any kind of off-Earth mining industry will be no small feat. Let's look at what we're up against.
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.