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Will asteroids wreak havoc on future Mars settlers?
It’s tough enough keeping track of everything that might hit Earth.
Earth has a new mini-moon, but don’t get too attached
Goodbye mini-moon, we hardly knew ye.
Asteroids go to pieces when their host star dies
Dying stars may spin asteroids apart from afar.
Why the definition of a planet is always changing
The debate didn’t start or end with Pluto.
‘Oumuamua isn’t aliens, but it may not be an asteroid either
A new analysis shows the interstellar visitor might not be what we thought.
This spherical asteroid might be our solar system’s tiniest dwarf planet
It could join the ranks of Pluto and four others in our celestial neighborhood.
Saturn now has 82 known moons—so why did we only get one?
Scientists may have an explanation for the absurd abundance.
The asteroid collision that changed life on Earth forever—without killing the dinosaurs
Dust from falling meteorites likely cooled the Earth's climate, leading to a boost in life in the oceans.
Amazing new photos of asteroid Ryugu present a new mystery: who cleaned up all the dust?
They also provide evidence of an ancient cosmic crash.
We were not almost killed by an asteroid this week