NASA Details Plans to Pluck Rock Off Asteroid, Explore itNASA is aiming to launch a rocket to an asteroid in five years and grab a boulder off of it — a stepping stone for an eventual trip sending humans to Mars.
VIDEO: Asteroid That Whizzed by Earth Has its Own MoonAs an asteroid up to 1,800 feet across made its closest approach to Earth Monday, NASA scientists noticed it brought something else along.
Asteroid 1,800 Feet Across to Whip Past Earth on MondayAn asteroid up to 1,800 feet across is headed Earth's way. But don't worry: It will miss us by 745,000 miles, about three times the distance between Earth and the moon.
Russian Fireball Shows Risk Of Meteor Strike Bigger Than BelievedScientists studying the terrifying meteor that exploded without warning over a Russian city last winter say the threat of space rocks smashing into Earth is bigger than they thought.
Asteroid Buzzes, Misses Earth -- Unlike MeteorThe world is safe — at least from one asteroid. A 150-foot cosmic rock hurtled safely past Earth on Friday.
150-Foot Asteroid Will Buzz Earth, No Need to DuckA 150-foot-wide asteroid will come remarkably close to Earth next week, even closer than high-flying communication and weather satellites.
Asteroid Named For Gay Rights Pioneer Frank Kameny A Canadian amateur astronomer has named an asteroid he discovered after U.S. gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny, who died last year in Washington.
Asteroid Named For Gay Rights Pioneer Frank KamenyA Canadian amateur astronomer who discovered several asteroids has named one after gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny who died last year in Washington.