Space news stories
Scientists said they might have detected the first known seismic tremor on Mars in a discovery that could shed light on the ancient origins of Earth’s neighbour.
Researchers calculate that an asteroid from beyond our solar system burned up in the atmosphere in 2014.
A bright meteor was caught in many dashcam videos – in broad daylight – on April 6, 2019, over the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk. See a video compilation here.
SpaceX will fly its Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) planetary-defense mission. The total launch cost for NASA will be about $69 million, agency officials said.
While two of these space rocks are not coming back any time soon, the other two hit their closest approach to Earth for a long while to come.
It sounds a bit silly, but there is a very strong case for the American government to set up a planetary asteroid defense system.
Some asteroids in the solar system may have featured volcanoes that spewed out liquid iron, two research teams have independently concluded.
For the first time scientists have been able to prove a decades old theory on stars thanks to a revolutionary high-speed camera.
Europe’s next asteroid mission, which could launch in 2023, will rely on the same kind of navigation technology as self-driving cars.
The asteroid is estimated to be twice as big as the Pyramid of Khufu in Giza and will return for another visit 16 years from now.
The NASA spacecraft analysing the asteroid has observed it shooting out plumes of dust that surround it in a dusty haze – a phenomenon we’ve never seen in an asteroid before.
A huge fireball exploded in the Earth’s atmosphere in December, according to Nasa. It went largely unnoticed until now because it blew up over the Bering Sea, off Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula.
The space rock has an estimated size of 75 feet in diameter, so it’s slightly larger than the asteroid that penetrated the atmosphere over the skies of Chelyabinsk, Russia, on February 15, 2013.
Despite what Hollywood tells us, stopping an asteroid from creating an extinction-level event by blowing it up may not work.