NASA's OSIRIS-REx has started orbiting asteroid Bennu
The asteroid is now the smallest celestial body orbited by a spacecraft.
OSIRIS-REx spacecraft already found water on its target asteroid
NASA's explorer could provide insights into the early Solar System.
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has arrived at the asteroid Bennu
Its mission is to collect a surface sample and return it to Earth.
NASA successfully tests OSIRIS-REx robotic arm ahead of arrival
The spacecraft is scheduled to reach its destination December 3rd.
Blockchain company buys asteroid mining firm Planetary Resources
It's a match made in 2018.
Hayabusa2 probe landing delayed due to rugged asteroid surface
The landing will happen in January, rather than later this month.
Hayabusa 2 probe snaps a close-up of its asteroid target
It's the highest resolution image of Ryugu yet.
Japan's Hayabusa 2 mission lands on target asteroid
The landers will study the surface of Ryugu for a good, long while.
The wreckage of a few ancient planets formed the asteroid belt
A new study finds 85 percent of the asteroid belt came from five or six planetoids.