A binary system of Trojan asteroids paint a picture of a massive brawl among the giant outer planets of the solar system. A new study reveals that such a skirmish could only have happened in the early prehistoric times.
Astronomers say that there are multiple mini-moons that orbit Earth. Mini-moons are asteroids that are temporary fixtures near Earth, getting caught in the planet's gravitational pull before its eventual escape.
A seemingly regular asteroid turns out to be double trouble as scientists found it is actually a binary system of two objects orbiting each other. This is only the fourth equal mass binary system ever recorded.
Prepare for the International Asteroid Day, which not only marks a devastating asteroid event in 1908 but also encourages awareness of near-Earth objects, their awe-inspiring dangers, and what can be done to minimize the risks from these space rocks.
Japan's spacecraft Hayabusa2 is getting close to its destination: the carbon-rich asteroid Ryugu that turns out to be shaped like the gem flourite. At this distance, the space rock's peaks and craters are tantalizingly clear.
A bright fireball lit up the sky in Botswana, Africa. It is the result of an asteroid impact that astronomers detected just hours before it collided with Earth.
An asteroid larger than a football field is speeding toward Earth, and it's expected to whiz past just a hair's breadth away on Tuesday, May 15. It will be Earth's closest ever encounter to a space rock this size.
With so much asteroids speeding through space, is a crash imminent?
The precious metals of 16 Psyche is said to be worth many times more than the global economy.
Saturn's large, icy, oceanic moon Enceladus may have been tipped away from its original axis.
Had the extinction-level asteroid struck the planet in a different time and location, the outcome may have been different. If it landed in the ocean, dinosaurs could have survived.
A massive asteroid passed by Earth on April 19 and might be visible for a couple of days. This is the largest asteroid of its size to approach the planet.
A giant asteroid will approach the planet on April 19. It will fly very close that stargazers will be able to see it using small telescopes.
The Analemma Tower may be a new name for some people, however it is actually being pegged as the "world's tallest building."