near-earth object (NEO)

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…

3 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

4 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.

4 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…

4 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

4 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…

4 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…

5 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!

5 years ago

The Next Generation of Exploration: The NEOCam Mission

In February of 2014, NASA put out the call for submissions for the thirteenth mission of their Discovery Program. In…

6 years ago