The asteroid is expected to come within 140,000 miles of Earth — well inside the moon’s orbit.
You can't throw a DART at everything in space.
The largest hazardous asteroid found in the last 8 years showcases a little-known class of planet-killers. And we're woefully unprepared.
The DART mission tested whether it's possible to deflect an asteroid by crashing something into it.
Climate and ecological changes, as well as disruptions to the food chain, were already killing off the dinosaurs.
The surface of asteroid Bennu is more like a plastic ball pit than the Moon.
Sooner or later, Earth is going to be hit by a large enough space object to cause significant damage to humanity. Stopping them isn't easy.
65 million years ago, a massive asteroid struck Earth. Not only did Jupiter not stop it, but it probably caused the impact itself.
Whether you call it 10 quintillion, 10 million trillion, or 10 billion billion, it's a 1 followed by 19 zeroes.
Asteroid collisions aren't always bad.
Spaceguard shows that we can manage risks to the extinction of humanity — if only we put our mind to it.
This technological feat changes our cosmic history.
60% of all potentially dangerous asteroids remain undetected.
Most potentially hazardous asteroids remain unidentified. NEO surveyor could change that, but only if it's funded, and soon.
In 2020, scientists took more than a kilo of moon rock and soil back to Earth for testing.
Compared to Earth, Mars is small, cold, dry, and lifeless. But 3.4 billion years ago, a killer asteroid caused a Martian megatsunami.
Each year in mid-August, Earth plows through the debris stream of an enormous comet, creating the Perseids. 2023's show will be magnificent!
You can lead an overconfident chatbot to expert knowledge, but can it actually learn and assimilate new information?
In 2022, the probe will crash into an asteroid while a nearby satellite captures it on camera.
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will study many dangerous cosmic phenomena, knowledge of which may help save humanity.
Ancient organic chemistry.
The recently discovered Oort cloud comet, Bernardinelli–Bernstein, has the largest known nucleus: 119 km. Here's what it could do to Earth.