After Mars, ISRO plans possible mission to Venus
After Mars, ISRO plans possible mission to Venus

Following the success of Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) and the recent launch of five British satellites, India is planning possible 'deep space exploration' missions on Venus, Mars and even an asteroid.

Platinum-rich 'trillion dollar baby' asteroid worth $5 trillion whooshes past earth
Platinum-rich 'trillion dollar baby' asteroid worth $5 trillion whooshes past earth

Sunday night brought with it a celestial delight as an asteroid with a 90-million tonne platinum-core worth five trillion dollars hurtled past earth.

Asteroid worth $7 trillion to whizz past Earth: Watch the first images!
Asteroid worth $7 trillion to whizz past Earth: Watch the first images!

Tonight an asteroid is set to whizz past Earth. This particular one, called asteroid 2011 UW-158, which measures around 452 metres by 1,011 metres is thought to harbour an estimated $US5.4 trillion worth of platinum.

Asteroid UW-158 with platinum worth $5 trillion set to pass by Earth
Asteroid UW-158 with platinum worth $5 trillion set to pass by Earth

Stargazers are in for a treat as a huge asteroid is set to pass by the Earth at 11 p.m (London time) on Sunday.

First instrument delivered for NASA's asteroid mission
First instrument delivered for NASA's asteroid mission

The first of five instruments for a spacecraft that will collect a sample from an asteroid and bring it back to Earth has arrived at Lockheed Martin for installation onto NASA's Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx).

Asteroid to wipe out humanity by September 2015, NASA trashes claims
Asteroid to wipe out humanity by September 2015, NASA trashes claims

Yet again, conspiracy theorists have claimed that a cataclysmic climate event will destroy civilisation in just three months time.

NASA seeks robotic spacecraft for asteroid mission

NASA is seeking ideas from US companies for a spacecraft design that can be used for its ambitious Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) and a robotic satellite servicing mission in low-Earth orbit.

Asteroid will safely pass Earth Thursday, poses no threat: NASA
Asteroid will safely pass Earth Thursday, poses no threat: NASA

The US space agency NASA has confirmed that an asteroid, known as 1999 FN53, will safely pass more than 26 times the distance of Earth to the moon on Thursday, May 14, 2015.

Huge asteroid to pass close to Earth on Thursday
Huge asteroid to pass close to Earth on Thursday

A giant asteroid, measuring over a kilometer across, will pass very close to the Earth on Thursday (May 14, 2015), according to NASA.

Ocean acidification didn't kill marine life: Study
Ocean acidification didn't kill marine life: Study

British researchers have debunked a long-prevailing theory that ocean acidification from the asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs caused the extinction of marine molluscs.

NASA seeks ideas to protect humans on Mars journey
NASA seeks ideas to protect humans on Mars journey

NASA is offering an award of up to $30,000 for innovative design ideas to protect a spacecraft's crew on the journey to Mars.

Now, asteroid named after Malala Yousafzai!
Now, asteroid named after Malala Yousafzai!

NASA astronomer has named an asteroid after the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner and girls' education campaigner Malala Yousafzai.

NASA tool enables citizen scientists to examine asteroid

 NASA has announced the release of Vesta Trek, a free, web-based application that provides detailed visualisations of Vesta, one of the largest asteroids in our solar system, the US space agency said in a statement.

NASA's asteroid mission passes critical milestone
NASA's asteroid mission passes critical milestone

NASA's ground-breaking science mission to retrieve a sample from an ancient space rock has moved closer to fruition.

Massive asteroid 2014-YB35 to fly past Earth today
Massive asteroid 2014-YB35 to fly past Earth today

A massive 1,000 m wide asteroid is likely to fly past Earth on Friday at a speed of over 23,000 mph in space.

NASA plans to a craft to capture a boulder into moon orbit

NASA plans to launch a craft to capture a boulder from a nearby asteroid and move it into orbit around the Earth`s moon for exploration by astronauts, the space agency said Wednesday.

World's largest 400 km wide asteroid impact zone found in central Australia
World's largest 400 km wide asteroid impact zone found in central Australia

Researchers have recently found world's largest 400 km wide asteroid impact zone in central Australia.

Russian Chelyabinsk meteor's origin remains a mystery even after 2 years

The origin of Russian Chelyabinsk meteor remains elusive even after two years of the incident that injured hundreds of people.

Researchers study surface composition of 'mountain-sized' asteroid that flew past earth
Researchers study surface composition of 'mountain-sized' asteroid that flew past earth

Researchers studied the surface composition of mountain-sized asteroid 2004 BL86 that flew past earth recently.

Asteroid 2004 BL86 has its own moon
Asteroid 2004 BL86 has its own moon

Mountain-sized asteroid that flew past the earth will be the closest known asteroid of this this huge size to pass near Earth until 2027, which also brought a surprise along with it.