NASA (July 15, 2013) Caleb: If you want to look back in time to the beginning of our solar system, look no further than comets and asteroids.
Molly: These solar system time capsules have been giving away secrets of not ... watch video
NASA (July 11, 2013) Caleb: A look back at 50 years of solar system exploration. We're all used to seeing incredible images from our cosmic backyard: neighboring planets, their moons, comets, and asteroids.
Molly: But ... watch video
Reuters (Dec. 6, 2012) Scott Kelly, a veteran of the International Space Station, will return for an experimental year-long stay aboard the orbital outpost in 2015, a test run for future missions to the moon, asteroids and ... watch video
NASA (July 25, 2013) What if one of the millions of asteroids in our solar system was on a collision course with the Earth? What would we do? How would we react? Hundreds of the world’s top engineers and ... watch video
NASA (June 14, 2013) The NASA Science Day on Capitol Hill provided an opportunity to showcase for members of Congress and the public, the work and accomplishments of the agency’s Science programs. Associate ... watch video
May 20, 2015 Researchers who have modeled planetary systems far beyond our own solar system have found that massive moons larger than Mars might be the best bet in the search for life beyond ... read more
May 20, 2015 Astronomical research on asteroids, i.e. minor planets, is also benefiting from the large-scale Gaia mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). Even though the astrometry satellite's main purpose is ... read more
May 20, 2015 Astronomers using ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile have captured the most detailed image ever taken of the Medusa Nebula. As the star at the heart of this nebula made its ... read more
May 19, 2015 Run far or run fast? That is one of the questions NASA is trying to answer with one of its latest studies -- and the answers may help keep us in shape on Earth, as well as in ... read more
Apr. 22, 2015 Researchers can now explain how asteroids are formed. Our own planet also has its origins in the same process, a cosmic ocean of millimeter-sized particles that orbited the young sun, according to ... read more
Jan. 29, 2014 A new map developed by astronomers charts the size, composition, and location of more than 100,000 asteroids throughout the solar system, and shows that rogue asteroids are actually more common than ... read more