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NASA simulated an incoming asteroid impact, and the biggest roadblock to action was penny pinching

NASA gathered about 100 experts to practice a hypothetical discovery of an asteroid with a 72% chan…

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2 'potentially hazardous' asteroids will streak by Earth this week, one as big as a mountain. You can watch it live.

On Thursday and Saturday, two different asteroids will hurtle past Earth at close range. You can wa…

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Last week, an asteroid pair came dangerously close to Earth, posed for some pictures and left!

Both asteroids 2024 MK and 2011 UL21 came in peace and were more than happy to be papped. 2011 UL21…

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Bengaluru-based Pixxel Space plans to mine asteroids for building settlements in space

Satellites can look for ice on asteroids which can be used as fuel by splitting it into hydrogen an…

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Elon Musk has reportedly offered his sperm to help colonize Mars. It's unclear if that's possible.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk may be uniting two of his biggest life projects: colonizing Mars and having lo…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen,Ellyn Lapointe   


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Crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid may have changed its shape in addition to its trajectory, NASA scientists find

Recent research suggests that DART may have done more than just redirect Dimorphos; it might have s…

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Billionaires going to space aim to industrialize the moon, asteroids, and Mars. It's time to set some ground rules.

Billionaires like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have huge plans in space, but there are no laws or regul…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Scientists built a 3-ton camera with a 5-foot-wide lens to discover hazardous asteroids that NASA can't see

A Menlo Park, California, lab built this camera to learn about dark energy and dark matter, flag ha…

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NASA explains how it would alert the public of an apocalyptic asteroid strike

In the event an asteroid is headed for Earth, here's how NASA plans to alert the public of an impen…

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A football stadium-sized asteroid will blaze by Earth today. Here's how to watch the potentially hazardous 'city killer' live.

Watch live as a "potentially hazardous" asteroid the size of a football stadium whips past Earth to…

Ellyn Lapointe   


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One of India's ancient geological features might have helped kill off the dinosaurs millions of years ago!

The Deccan Traps are a series of lava flows that occurred at the end of the Cretaceous period, span…

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Icy pebbles may be carrying water to developing planets across the cosmos!

Scientists, exploring the origins of water on Earth and other exoplanets, may have uncovered a prom…

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NASA released the first close-up photos of the largest asteroid sample ever collected

NASA's OSIRIS-REx dropped off the Bennu asteroid sample last month. Scientists discovered the rocky…

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NASA sent a spaceship rocketing by an asteroid — and discovered the space rock has a little baby one dancing around it

NASA's Lucy spacecraft discovered that the asteroid Dinkinesh is actually a binary asteroid system.

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NASA is visiting an asteroid valued at more than the entire world economy's worth, but that's not why it's going there

The asteroid, named 16 Psyche, is thought to be made of 30% to 60% valuable metals, which could inc…

Grace Eliza Goodwin,Jenny McGrath   


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A Harvard professor is risking his reputation to search for aliens. Tech tycoons are bankrolling his quest.

Avi Loeb thinks the public has a right to know the truth about UFOs. He hopes his controversial ide…

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Asteroid 33 Polyhymnia is so dense it may actually contain elements never before seen on Earth, according to a new study

Researchers believe that an asteroid in our galaxy is denser than the densest element in the Period…

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Photos show the 3.86 billion-mile journey of NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample mission from start to finish

NASA's OSIRIS-REx traveled almost 4 billion miles to get a sample of the asteroid Bennu. Scientists…

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NASA will preserve asteroid samples from OSIRIS-Rex for centuries to come so that scientists not even born yet can study them

The asteroid samples landed in the Utah desert Sunday morning, ending NASA's first ever mission to …

Maiya Focht,Katie Hawkinson   


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SpaceX is poised to make rocket launches 10 times cheaper with Starship, experts say

SpaceX's Starship mega-rocket reached a major milestone on Thursday, pushing Elon Musk's ambition t…

Marianne Guenot,Morgan McFall-Johnsen