'Oumuamua, an oddly shaped asteroid from beyond our solar system, recently passed by. It may have formed when a planet was ripped into fragments by its star
Last month, astronomers saw the first asteroid from outside our solar system speed by. Now, they're tracing its orbit back to find out where it came from
The odds of 2014 JO25 actually hitting Earth were around one in a million. But the odds of getting great science were much better. The post So, That Asteroid Didn’t Kill Earth. Bonus: It Delivered Tons of Data appeared first on WIRED.
Time to break out the tissues, space fans. The post An Ode to the Rosetta Spacecraft as It Flings Itself Into a Comet appeared first on WIRED.
NASA's OSIRIS-REx leaves today on a seven-year journey to collect a scientific windfall of asteroid dust (and very small rocks). Bennu or bust! The post Watch NASA Launch OSIRIS-REx, Its Asteroid-Sampling Spacecraft appeared first on WIRED.
The ESA found its lost comet probe, and a whole lot of science. The post Can You Find the Philae Lander Hiding on the Surface of a Comet? appeared first on WIRED.