NASA's final tally shows that OSIRIS-REx collected roughly 4 ounces (120 grams) of material from asteroid Bennu. The sample collected from the "potentially hazardous" asteroid is thought to contain some of the earliest precursors for life.
Can we mine the moon and asteroids? NASA wants to make it happen, but it's still a huge legal gray area, experts say.
While asteroids are rich sources of precious and valuable materials, scientists still haven't fully committed to mining them.
Scientists detected water molecules on the surface of two asteroids for the first time ever. The team made the discovery using data from NASA's now-retired SOFIA airborne observatory.
A meteor that exploded over Germany on Jan. 21 was confirmed to be a rare aubrite, a type of asteroid as old as the solar system.
Scientists are working hard to analyze samples of the potentially hazardous asteroid Bennu, with early results suggesting it may even be a chunk of an ancient water world.
A "potentially hazardous" space rock the size of a football stadium is about to reach its closest point to our planet for more than 100 years, and it won't get this close to us again for centuries more.
The comet-like asteroid Phaethon likely lobbed thousands of rocky fragments toward Earth while rapidly spinning around the sun 18,000 years ago, new research suggests ― and it may fling some more soon.
Organic matter found in samples of asteroid Ryugu suggests that ancient comets may be responsible for bringing the 'seeds of life' to Earth.
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