Asteroid

08.30.19
Arecibo Observatory nets $19 million grant to search for dangerous asteroids
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Arecibo Observatory nets $19 million grant to search for dangerous asteroids

The radio telescope will also research space mining candidates.

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07.10.19
Japan's Hayabusa2 probe successfully landed on an asteroid, again (updated)
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Japan's Hayabusa2 probe successfully landed on an asteroid, again (updated)

Back in April the spacecraft blew a small crater in the asteroid Ryugu.

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06.12.19
NASA makes final plans for its 2022 mission to visit an all-metal asteroid
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NASA makes final plans for its 2022 mission to visit an all-metal asteroid

The mission will visit one of the most intriguing asteroids in the solar system.

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04.05.19
Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft bombs Ryugu asteroid
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Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft bombs Ryugu asteroid

It's hoping to create a 10-meter-wide artificial crater.

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03.20.19
NASA reveals Bennu asteroid is spewing particles into space
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NASA reveals Bennu asteroid is spewing particles into space

Images from the OSIRIS-REx mission change what we know about asteroids.

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03.06.19
Watch the Hayabusa2 probe touch down on asteroid Ryugu
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Watch the Hayabusa2 probe touch down on asteroid Ryugu

JAXA's new video shows the moment Hayabusa2 fired a bullet into the space rock.

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02.21.19
Japan's Hayabusa2 lands on asteroid Ryugu to collect samples
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Japan's Hayabusa2 lands on asteroid Ryugu to collect samples

The samples could help shed light on how life on Earth began.

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01.01.19
NASA's OSIRIS-REx has started orbiting asteroid Bennu
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx has started orbiting asteroid Bennu

The asteroid is now the smallest celestial body orbited by a spacecraft.

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