Blazing Meteor Fireball, Bright as 100 Moons, Lights Up Arctic SkyA meteor blazed across Arctic Finland Thursday night, brightening the sky and sending scientists on a scramble to locate shards of the reported meteorite.
Giant Asteroid Zooms Relatively Close To EarthA giant asteroid measuring about 2,000 feet across is passing by the Earth at a safe distance on Wednesday, according to NASA.
Bus-Size Asteroid Gives Earth A Close ShaveAn asteroid the size of a school bus buzzed by Earth Wednesday in an exceptionally close — but safe — flyby. Scientists discovered the object on Monday, just two days before its encounter with Earth.
NASA Launching Mission To Bring Asteroid Sample Back To EarthNASA is preparing for a Thursday night launch of a spacecraft on two-year mission to get a sample from an asteroid and return it to the earth.
Asteroid Named After Late Queen Frontman Freddie MercuryAn asteroid in Jupiter's orbit has been named after Queen's late frontman Freddie Mercury on what would have been his 70th birthday.
Space Volcano Found By NASA Spacecraft In Asteroid BeltA NASA spacecraft has found what appears to be an inactive volcano on the surface of the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Bay Area Scientists Craft Plan To Defend Earth From Killer AsteroidsScientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are testing meteorites with lasers to develop a strategy to divert deep-space asteroids before they impact earth.
Study: Dinosaurs In Decline Long Before Killer Asteroid HitDinosaurs were in decline long before an asteroid strike polished them off about 66 million years ago, a study says.
Amateur Videos Show Jupiter Getting Smacked By A Cosmic RockIt looks like Jupiter got smacked by a cosmic rock this month and more than one amateur astronomer actually caught it on video.
100-Foot Asteroid Will Make A Close Encounter With Earth In March
Leonids Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight -- When To WatchThe Leonids shower could produce several displays of activity with up to 15 meteors per hour.
'Great Pumpkin' Asteroid Hurtling Past Earth On HalloweenAn asteroid the size of the Empire State Building is preparing to zip past Earth on Halloween giving scientists at NASA something besides candy to gorge on.