Here’s some comforting news: Over 90 percent of near-Earth comets and asteroids that are bigger than a kilometer are mapped.
Articles tagged "Asteroids"
Still many species of bee followed the dinosaurs into extinction. Can researching how and why save today's bees?
NASA has a number of asteroid-based missions on the books, but they're all on hold thanks to a handful of angry Republicans.
At the rate we're going, Ben fucking Affleck will save us all before Washington can say "I don't want to close my eyes".
Rocks zoom by the Earth pretty frequently. Sometimes they come so close they fall through the atmosphere.
If they can somehow get closer to the Sun, dormant comets can turn back on.
The Chelyabinsk meteorite was unexpected, but the digital age means we’re always ready to capture something interesting.
It is going to be one hell of a close shave, coming within 17,000 miles of the planet’s surface.
But that doesn't mean anything will be living there any time soon.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft recently conducted a fly-by photo shoot of Vesta, a large asteroid, and the results are downright psychedelic. Vesta has been discovered to be a particularly unique asteroid in that it is composed of numerous distinct swirling
Every now and again, Jupiter will get a cosmic couchsurfer of sorts in the form of an asteroid. Rocks of various sizes get snagged by the planet's massive gravity, orbit around for a while, clean out the fridge, and then stumble back out into the sol…
Life evolved out of the primordial soup of the early Earth, but it’s not clear where the necessary organic ingredients of that soup came from.