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.
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.
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.
China is planning a kinetic asteroid defense mission no earlier than 2025 as part of a larger set of planetary shielding planning initiatives.
A gigantic "potentially hazardous" asteroid that may be twice the size of the Empire State Building is set to zoom past Earth Thursday (April 28), according to NASA.
Mars, the moon and asteroids will get a deeper look from these spacecraft with eight NASA mission extensions.
You can watch a big asteroid make a safe flyby of Earth today (April 26) if you have strong Internet access.