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APOD: 2020 April 1 – Asteroid or Potato

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by...

NASA photographs asteroid that could smash into Earth in 22nd century

Say CheeseNASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft just zipped extremely closeby to tiny asteroid Bennu - and snapped an incredibly detailed image of an asteroid that could...

OSIRIS-REx spacecraft captures closest ever image of asteroid Bennu

NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/Lockheed Martin/PA Wire NASA has captured its closest and most detailed image yet of Bennu, a 78 billion-kilogram asteroid which approaches close...

Astronomers Detect a Huge, Unexplained Mass Under a Giant Crater on...

The Moon is home to one of the largest known impact craters in the Solar System. At 2,500 kilometres (1,550 miles) across, the South...

Long-Hidden Crater Reveals The Most Enormous Asteroid Crash in UK History

Around 1.2 billion years ago, the biggest asteroid ever to hit the British Isles is thought to have slammed into Earth. Now, experts have...

A Double Asteroid Came Uncomfortably Close to Earth Last Month, Here’s...

On 25 May 2019, a strange, double-asteroid (1999 KW4) flew past Earth at a distance and speed that is likely to make a lot...

No, You Shouldn’t Freak Over That Asteroid With a ‘Non-Zero’ Chance...

Whenever scientists announce an upcoming close encounter with an asteroid, certain corners of the internet light up like the synaptic rush that accompanies a...

It’s unlikely, but a 164-foot asteroid may hit Earth in September

Asteroid ImpactMark your calendars: a massive 164-foot asteroid called 2006 QV89 has a one in 7,000 chance of smashing into the Earth on the...

Huge asteroid that hit the moon may be preserved below the...

NASA/GSFC/University of ArizonaAt the south pole of the moon is a giant crater called the South Pole-Aitken basin, measuring about 2500 kilometres across. It...

We Just Received More Mind-Melting Photos And a Video From The...

Earlier this week, Japan's space agency Jaxa made history by landing a pair of hopping rovers on an asteroid known as Ryugu, and sending...