How do space rocks make such large dents in celestial bodies?
The Perseid meteor shower will peak on 12-13 August 2018 and will also have no moonlight to impede viewing
Would any of the proposed plans to capture asteroids affect the Earth’s orbit?
The light reflected from the surface of the new-Earth asteroid is much different from what astronomers previously thought
New results indicate interstellar nomad `Oumuamua is a comet and not an asteroid
Astronomers confirm the existence of the first carbon-rich lump of space rock in the outer reaches of the 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
The exercise was led by NASA scientists in a bid to test the International Asteroid Warning Network
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
The asteroid sample return mission will blast off from Cape Canaveral between 00:05 and 02:05 (BST) on Friday 9 September
OSIRIS-REx will launch for asteroid Bennu in early September
The space rock will remain Earth’s companion for centuries to come
Night turned to day for a few seconds on the evening of 2 June 2016 over the state
The space rocks are thought to be destroyed in a drawn out, long hot fizzle, much farther from the Sun than previously thought
The object, which was considered a potentially hazardous object, will pass the Earth just 25 per cent beyond the Moon’s orbit
A lump of space rock has been found to be quite an unusual member of our Solar System
Happy 25th anniversary, Hubble! Join us as we take a tour of our favourite images by the iconic space telescope in the latest issue of All About Space
Could a chunk of space rock hit our planet?
Could strike Earth with the energy of a 2,500 megaton bomb
What are these space rocks made of?