The space probe has released its fourth, and final, rover onto the asteroid’s surface at a different height from the others
Why have we sent a mission to asteroid Bennu?
Why have scientists and engineers invested so much time, effort and money into a mission to a nearby asteroid?
It wasn’t just an asteroid that killed the dinosaurs, there was also a tsunami
This catastrophic event wiped out 76 percent of all life on Earth 66 million years ago
Astronomers spot an asteroid in the process of switching colours
The asteroid is likely shedding reddish dust, revealing a fresh, blue surface beneath
Vesta was the victim of a ‘cosmic hit-and-run’
Astronomers have deduced from a meteorite that the second largest asteroid in the Asteroid Belt was part of a tremendous collision
Best way to build a Death Star is from an asteroid, says NASA
The Galactic Empire did things the hard way by shooting materials from a planet as well as building it in space, according to a NASA engineer
Astronomers uncover a flurry of surprises with the latest inspection of asteroid Bennu
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has uncovered some interesting details about the asteroid’s eruptive particle plumes, jagged surface and more
New Horizons Update: Spacecraft reveals Ultima Thule as entirely new world
The Kuiper Belt Object’s remarkable appearance illuminates the processes that built the planets four and a half billion years ago
Water has already been spotted on the surface of the asteroid Bennu
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has already spotted the signs for water residing in the asteroid’s surface
Do asteroids have metallic cores, like planets?
What are these space rocks made of?
Why do some meteorites create such huge craters?
How do space rocks make such large dents in celestial bodies?
NIGHT SKY: Don’t miss the Perseid meteor shower!
The Perseid meteor shower will peak on 12-13 August 2018 and will also have no moonlight to impede viewing
Would an asteroid in lunar orbit affect the Earth-Moon relationship?
Would any of the proposed plans to capture asteroids affect the Earth’s orbit?
New mystery arises about asteroid Phaethon
The light reflected from the surface of the new-Earth asteroid is much different from what astronomers previously thought
Interstellar visitor ‘Oumuamua is now a comet
New results indicate interstellar nomad `Oumuamua is a comet and not an asteroid
Exiled asteroid found in the Kuiper Belt
Astronomers confirm the existence of the first carbon-rich lump of space rock in the outer reaches of the Solar System
‘Cigar-shaped’ asteroid is first interstellar visitor to our Solar System
“This thing is an oddball,” says Karen Meech of the University of Hawaii’s Institute for Astronomy who leads an international team studying this interstellar interloper
First international test to track dangerous ‘Earth-destroying’ asteroids completed
The exercise was led by NASA scientists in a bid to test the International Asteroid Warning Network
Watch LIVE: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx launches for asteroid Bennu
The asteroid sample return mission will blast off from Cape Canaveral between 00:05 and 02:05 (BST) on Friday 9 September
NASA prepares to launch its asteroid sample return mission
OSIRIS-REx will launch for asteroid Bennu in early September