AP (Sep. 1, 2016) For the first time, the United States is sending a spacecraft to an asteroid to collect a sample and return it to Earth. NASA is scheduled to launch OSIRIS-REx from Cape Canaveral, Fla., next ... watch video
Rumble (Jan. 27, 2015) Scientists working with NASA's Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California discovered an unexpected moon while observing asteroid 2004 BL86 during its recent flyby past Earth. Credit to 'NASA ... watch video
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Jane Houston Jones: What's Up for February. See all the planets, plus mission updates from comet and asteroid missions Dawn and Rosetta. Hello and welcome. I'm Jane Houston Jones at ... watch video
NASA (Mar. 4, 2014) Jane Houston Jones: What's Up for March. Watch starlight get blocked by a passing asteroid, planets march across the sky and a lunar eclipse preview.
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AP (Aug. 17, 2016) NASA officials offered details on the scheduled September 8 launch of their asteroid-bound spacecraft mission, OSIRIS-Rex on Wednesday, saying that it "addresses all of the science goals that ... watch video
Sep. 21, 2016 The puzzling appearance of an ice cloud seemingly out of thin air has prompted NASA scientists to suggest that a different process than previously thought -- possibly similar ... read more
Sep. 21, 2016 Plants will play a critical role in the survival of human beings on long-duration space missions, such as a mission to Mars. However, as a new paper shows, many challenges need to be addressed if ... read more
Sep. 21, 2016 A simple question from his wife -- Does physics really allow people to travel back in time? -- propelled a physicist on a quest to resolve a fundamental problem that had puzzled him throughout his ... read more
Sep. 21, 2016 An international team of researchers using ALMA and other telescopes has discovered the power source illuminating a so-called Lyman-alpha Blob -- a rare, brightly glowing, ... read more
Apr. 24, 2014 A new image from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is the first ever from the surface of Mars to show an asteroid, and it shows two: Ceres and Vesta. These two -- the largest and third-largest bodies ... read more
Aug. 22, 2013 NASA released new photos and video animations depicting the agency's planned mission to find, capture, redirect, and study a near-Earth asteroid. The images depict crew operations including the ... read more
June 18, 2013 NASA has announced a Grand Challenge focused on finding all asteroid threats to human populations and knowing what to do about them. The challenge is a large-scale effort that will use ... read more
Apr. 11, 2013 NASA's FY2014 budget proposal includes a plan to robotically capture a small near-Earth asteroid and redirect it safely to a stable orbit in the Earth-moon system where astronauts can visit and ... read more