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
Oct. 24, 2016 Computer simulations by astrophysicists of the formation of planets orbiting in the habitable zone of low mass stars such as Proxima Centauri show that these planets are most ... read more
Oct. 24, 2016 Environmental contaminants such as PFASs can be transferred from mother to offspring through the placenta and mother's milk, exposing the young mammal before and after birth. ... read more
Oct. 20, 2016 The sun is constantly changing. Material courses through not only the star itself, but throughout its expansive atmosphere. Understanding the dance of this charged gas is a ... read more
Oct. 21, 2016 NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has identified new markings on the surface of the Red Planet that are believed to be related to ESA's ExoMars Schiaparelli entry, descent ... read more
Oct. 19, 2016 As the search for a hypothetical, unseen planet far, far beyond Neptune's orbit continues, new research provides additional support for the possible existence of such a world ... 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