NASA's Asteroid Data Hunter contest series will offer $35,000 in awards over the next six months to citizen scientists who develop improved algorithms that can be used to identify asteroids.
› Read more (March 10, 2014)
Small Asteroid Will Pass Earth Safely on Thursday
An asteroid about 25 feet (8 meters) across will safely pass Earth at about 1:21 p.m. PST (4:21 p.m. EST) today, March 6, approaching us six times closer than the moon.
› Read more (March 06, 2014)
Asteroid Will Safely Pass Closer Than Moon Wednesday
As happens about 20 times a year with current detection capabilities, a known asteroid will safely pass Earth Wednesday closer than the distance from Earth to the moon.
› Read more (March 04, 2014)
NEOWISE Spies Its First Comet
NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft has spotted its first new comet since coming out of hibernation late last year.
› Read more (February 28, 2014)