An MIT grad student found the coolest possible way to veer an asteroid off course.
Scientists think a nearby collision of neutron stars could explain the undocumented onslaught of high-energy radiation in the eighth century
Next year, scientists will start drilling into the issue
The pair will come their closest at 4:59 pm ET today.
A look at possible propulsion for NASA's plan to bring an asteroid home for study.
Meteorites could carry fossils between worlds, says new research
Gathering info from a rocky collision course
The European Space Agency's Automated Transfer Vehicle completes its mission dramatically.
The meek inherited the Earth instead
Location matters. Especially to extinction-causing asteroids.
NASA and the ESA say the two astronomical events are not connected.
If you wanted better asteroid detection, maybe you should have provided some funding, NASA's chief told Congress.
(No, it isn't. No.)
NASA is watching closer than ever as another space rock gives Earth a close shave. Soon, we'll get even closer as a new spacecraft visits an asteroid.
With Neil deGrasse Tyson, visiting a simulated asteroid under the sea
During the Late Heavy Bombardment, not even space rocks were safe. This is good news for historians of the solar system.
Researchers are making it rain to get to the bottom of impact craters
Massive space rocks hurtle past Earth with frightening regularity. Some scientists want to deflect them. Others want to drag one closer.
A new theory offers promise for the existence of extreme microbial life on other planets
ESA wants your help to guide development of an international asteroid mission.
The fleet will later 3-D print parts in space.
OSIRIS-REx will scoop up a couple of ounces of dirt from the asteroid Bennu and bring it back to Earth.
New evidence settles a troubling discrepancy in the timeline of events that led to Earth's last great mass extinction.
NASA scientists use radar to make a video of a rock four million miles away
2022 mission to a double asteroid could be a trial run for a deflection mission.
There's an ever-so-slight chance the asteroid could impact Earth in 2036.
So don't panic. Or maybe do panic, but about science news? I don't know.
The 150-foot-wide chunk of rock and ice passed within the orbit of the moon and geosynchronous satellites.
Both dense and complex.
Tomorrow's Congressional hearing will discuss the exploitation of a new frontier
Not where you'd think.
And it's actually (relatively) nearby
It all went down 36 million years ago.
New England is full of granite that has locked away a record of how north has evolved over the centuries.
Scientists are studying the aurora's every move.
A new crowdfunded space telescope promises ordinary citizens the ability to control the 'scope from Earth.
I study the motion of the ocean through rocks.
When a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan's eastern coast early Friday morning, we all feared a tsunami. But San Francisco gets earthquakes all the time, and we're not scared of a tsunami there. Why?
It's a harmless asteroid, which, good for him (?) and everyone.
Two stones, each a meter in diameter, suspended from cranes
Helping the Earth combat solar storms
Factors like temperature and humidity have a real impact on your ability to hit a homer.
Short answer: Maybe, but they'd be very busy
Let's nerd out about the physics of hitting a baseball as hard as you possibly can.
It's a well-oiled machine.
These findings have changed the way we see our solar system.
Making a bad situation that much worse
Upside down lightning is a seemingly rare weather event.
To celebrate Earth Day, we've compiled the best images of our planet as seen from NASA's satellites.
What a predicted 2013 blast from the sun could mean for the U.S.
Some methods that people have suggested for preventing, or stopping, a hurricane--and why they might not work
Shouldn't we feel sorry for the victims of painful physical humor?
Two solar flares have sent magnetic fields to our planet -- and scientists aren't sure how they're going to impact each other.
And a hurricane may be on the way.
Most important to the knuckler's is the pitch's erratic flight to the plate.
Stick 'em up
Overwhelming atmospheric evidence supports the reality of global warming--and humans' role in causing it
The islands almost never encounter storms like this
It's perched on the very edge of the solar system, and new data is the strangest yet
A tsunami advisory was issued, but has now been cancelled.
Arizona and California are in the 15th year of the worst drought on record. But the next one could reach as far as Texas and last 35 years.
Tsunamis, volcanoes, hurricanes, landslides--The single certain thing about nature´s killers is that they will strike again, and again. Our only defense: ever better prediction and protection
Scientists discover ancient rocks on the sea-floor that give them a window into the Earth's mantle
The free software from Google gives scientists a new world view
Why does the planet act like a giant magnet? One scientist is building his own Earth to find out
Global warming and expanding oceans, beyond immediate effects on the surface of our planet, may even cause the earth's axis to shift
Survey of scientists compiles astronomical wishlist for the next decade
A little exchange coupling goes a long way.
Satellites, step aside
Sunspots may be entering a hibernation period unseen in 400 years
The exoplanet census is doubled again
The smallest exoplanets yet