NASA's asteroid hunter spacecraft OSIRIS-REx is working perfectly well after engineers activated all scientific instruments onboard and performed systems check.
The asteroid could have an "extinction" level effect on Earth.
A group of scientists discovered five Trojan asteroids sharing the same orbit as the planet Neptune.
NASA is planning to launch an Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) to improve Earth's "planetary defense techniques" in case of an impending asteroid collision.
NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission is one of the most ambitious projects ever conceived by the agency, and it is believed to be “an important step” for getting humans to Mars.
A new software maps the complicated route NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has to take to reach the asteroid Bennu and collect samples to return to Earth.
NASA’s asteroid-sampling spacecraft OSIRIS-REx will descend on asteroid Bennu with help from the Canadian Space Agency’s lidar altimeter, which is crucial to the spacecraft’s landing.
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid-sampling mission, which launched on Sept. 8, could help protect the Earth from a catastrophic impact, astronomers said.
NASA launched its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on Sept. 8, and its suite of instruments includes REXIS, which was designed and built by students from MIT. What does REXIS do?
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission is set to launch today, Sept. 8, to bring samples of the asteroid Bennu to Earth. But why did the agency choose Bennu for the mission? What is so special about this asteroid?
Just as NASA prepares for the launch of its asteroid-sampling mission OSIRIS-REx, another asteroid the size of a bus passed very close to Earth.
An asteroid that orbits between Mars and Jupiter was named after the late Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury.
The seven-year mission is the biggest and most ambitious mission since the Apollo moon rocks.
An asteroid passed by Earth at a very close distance last Aug. 28.