NASA's Orion Launch A Success, It Will Eventually Put Humans on Mars and Asteroids
A massive asteroid made an unsettlingly close approach toward Earth this month and although it sailed by and left our planet unscathed, there's a small chance of a collision the next time it approaches, approximately 19 years from now.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced new plans to capture and re-direct a near-Earth asteroid, and is taking proposals to figure out the best way to do it.
An expert believes his plan to intercept asteroids with a nuclear warhead is the best plan to deal with dangerous asteroids.
Even with a smaller budget, NASA has some big plans-plans that include capturing an asteroid and starting space travel again within the next five years.
What does Earth's moon and several of the larger asteroids hovering around our solar system have in common? Well, according to NASA, they've both been blasted under a bombardment of asteroids in the past.
With all of the recent talk about asteroids lately, the recent talk indicates that the day when outer space asteroids will be able to be mined by robots may not be that far off.
The first ever satellite designed to monitor space for asteroids was launched into orbit Monday aboard an Indian rocket.
NASA has released a video of the asteroid that flew by Earth over the weekend and came closer to the planet that some communication satellites.
The asteroid scare isn't over. Although the 150 foot wide asteroid known as 2012 DA14 has officially passed by earth, the memory of Friday's meteor that shattered windows with its sonic boom in Russia and left over 500 injured is still fresh on people's minds. To make matters even more frightening, more fireball sightings have been reported by residents in California and on Cuban state television.
Astronaut Chris Hadfield teamed up with Barenaked Ladies singer Ed Robertson to produce a single from space.
An asteroid, approximately 150-feet in diameter, according to NASA, is expected to make a flyby so close to our planet Earth that the asteroid will actually be between some of our satellites and planet. Despite the apparent hysteria that follows such a cosmic phenomenon, NASA has explicitly stated that there is no chance of a collision with our planet.
An asteroid that NASA scientists are classifying as potentially hazardous is scheduled to fly near Earth on Wednesday, but experts are using the opportunity to study the asteroids for future reference.
Two to three billion years ago, a carbon-rich object crashed into the asteroid Vesta and formed dark blemishes on its surface, according to scientists working on NASA's Dawn mission.
Well, Earth has one less thing to worry about in 28 years.