Set to launch next year, the agency’s Psyche spacecraft will explore a metal-rich asteroid in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Mar 29, 2021
The near-Earth object was thought to pose a slight risk of impacting Earth in 2068, but now radar observations have ruled that out.
Mar 25, 2021
The interplanetary interloper won’t come closer than 1.25 million miles to Earth, but it will present a valuable scientific opportunity for astronomers.
Mar 11, 2021
For the first time, a wayward comet-like object has been spotted near the family of ancient asteroids.
Feb 25, 2021
Now just a year and a half from launch, the mission to explore a metal-rich asteroid will soon begin assembling and testing the spacecraft.
Feb 2, 2021
Dec 14, 2020
Roughly 15 to 30 feet wide, the object will make its closest approach on Sept. 24.
Sep 22, 2020
An atmospheric light show previously relegated to planets and Jupiter moons is found on comet using data from ESA's Rosetta spacecraft.
Sep 21, 2020
The asteroid, which is being studied by NASA's OSIRIS-REx, shows some surprising activity on its surface, and scientists are beginning to understand what might be causing it.
Sep 9, 2020
An SUV-size space rock flew past our planet over the weekend and was detected by a NASA-funded asteroid survey as it departed.
Aug 18, 2020