A 3 mile-wide asteroid will drift past Earth more than 18 moon-lengths away, making it the largest to do so since researchers began tracking such close encounters. Continue reading
NASA scientists are putting the finishing touches on a spacecraft designed to rendezvous with Asteroid Bennu in 2018 to find clues about the origins of life.
Despite spooky nickname, asteroid is “not going to pose any hazard to the Earth” during flyby.
(Next Media) – NASA’s Dawn spacecraft will reach dwarf planet Ceres on Friday, marking the end of its eight-year journey. The spacecraft’s mission is to study both Vesta, one of the largest asteroid in our solar system, and Ceres, an icy dwarf planet.