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
If you wanted better asteroid detection, maybe you should have provided some funding, NASA's chief told Congress.
Location matters. Especially to extinction-causing asteroids.
NASA and the ESA say the two astronomical events are not connected.
(No, it isn't. No.)
Massive space rocks hurtle past Earth with frightening regularity. Some scientists want to deflect them. Others want to drag one closer.
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.