Psyche which is thought to be the a residue of a forming planet which was blasted off millions of years ago is situated 186 miles across and is thought to be composed of pure nickel-iron metal.
The 16-19 meter asteroid dubbed as 2016 VA passed just 58,600 miles (93,700 kilometers) from the surface of the Earth on the aforementioned date at 00:42 Universal Time (UT).
NASA moves forward with Asteroid Redirect Mission by testing its robotic capture system prototype with a mock asteroid boulder.
NASA's asteroid-detecting tool called Scout proved its worth when it managed to detect a speeding asteroid and predict its path during testing.
Scientists found that a large metallic asteroid called 16 Psyche may contain water on its surface, with data from NASA’s Infrared Telescope Facility.
The European Space Agency (ESA) will use optical communications – using lasers to signal across space – to deliver scientific discoveries from space to Earth.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has begun the second phase of its PANGAEA field training for the astronauts’ future missions to the Red Planet.
A scientists recently issued a warning saying that devastating asteroids could hit the Earth without warning.
A team of scientists has identified the first-ever evidence of a comet colliding with planet Earth about 56 millions of years ago, suggesting that the catastrophic event could have lead to an abrupt warming period or Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) on Earth.
Scientists believe that understanding the mysterious impact crater on the surface of Martian moon Phobos will greatly benefit and help protect the Earth from future asteroid impacts.
Conspiracy theorists claim that the end of the world is near and that even NASA is preparing for it by launching the asteroid-mapping probe using the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.
The asteroid-bound spacecraft OSIRIS-REx fired its thrusters for the first time to prepare it for the journey to asteroid Bennu.
Hundreds of people reported seeing the magnificently large fireball streak across the night sky throughout the east coast. The mystery simultaneously awed, baffled and scared witnesses, some of whom who feared a plane crash or something similarly dangerous.
NASA's asteroid hunter spacecraft OSIRIS-REx is working perfectly well after engineers activated all scientific instruments onboard and performed systems check.