near-earth object (NEO)

Astronomers Want Your Help to Identify Risky Asteroids

You, too, can be an asteroid hunter --- thanks to a citizen-science project launched by the University of Arizona's Lunar…

1 year ago

Three New Potentially Hazardous Asteroids Discovered, Including a big one That Measures 1.5 km Across

An asteroid 1.5 km across is no joke. Even a much smaller one, about the size of a house, can…

2 years ago

Hayabusa’s Target Itokawa Formed 4.6 Billion Years Ago, But Then it Was Smashed Up About 1.5 Billion Years Ago

According to new research by a team of Japanese researchers, samples from the Itokawa asteroid provide new clues to the…

6 years ago

Asteroid Mining is Getting Closer to Reality. Planetary Resources Arkyd-6 Satellite Just Launched

With the deployment of the Arkyd-6 spacecraft, Planetary Resources just took a major step towards making asteroid mining a reality

7 years ago

Good News Everyone! There are Fewer Deadly Undiscovered Asteroids than we Thought

According to a new analysis, the number of undiscovered and potentially-hazardous asteroids could be lower than previously thought.

7 years ago

Nope, our Temporary Moon Isn’t Space Junk, it’s an Asteroid

A team of astronomers from the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory has confirmed that Earth's "temporary Moon" is…

7 years ago

Large Near-Earth Asteroid Will Pass Earth by This September

According to NASA, the large Near-Earth Asteroid known as Florence will pass harmlessly past Earth this coming September

7 years ago

There’s a Hard Rock Rain on the Moon, We Can See it From Earth

In the hopes of telling us more about Near-Earth Objects, the NELIOTA project has begun to study bright flashes on…

7 years ago

NASA’s NEOWISE Missions Spots New Comets

NASA's NEOWISE mission has been responsible for many interesting finds, the latest of which are two possible comets that could…

8 years ago

Get That Geologist A Flight Suit!

Given the importance of geology to space exploration, the ESA is conducting multiple programs to make sure astronauts understand rocks!

8 years ago