By studying the Chicxulub crater associated with the extinction of more than 75% of species then on Earth, researchers have begun to fill in a timeline for life’s rebound after the cataclysm.
An asteroid named for Florence Nightingale will make its closest approach to our planet since 1890 but will remain a safe distance away.
Elevating planetary and space sciences across Africa could help nations reach their development goals. Efforts will require collaboration, creativity, efficient planning, and political will.
The presence of organic material on Ceres raises new questions about its internal evolution and potential for hosting past or present life.
Two recently approved missions will explore our solar system's early history, looking at asteroids near Jupiter and an odd object that may be a planetary core.
Justin Filiberto shares his experience as a guest at the OSIRIS-REx launch; a mission to obtain samples from the asteroid Bennu in hopes of learning more about the origin of water on Earth.
In 7 years, scientists hope to directly analyze materials from the asteroid Bennu, an object that may reveal what conditions were like in the solar system 4.5 billion years ago.
Hypervelocity impact experiments shed new light on the composition and evolution of the largest dwarf planet's little-known surface.
Small spikes in the solar system's magnetic field may help scientists detect overlooked and possibly dangerous debris clouds around near-Earth asteroids.
A 16-month investigation of the dwarf planet Ceres could reveal a lot about the most massive body in the asteroid belt and could advance our understanding of the formation of terrestrial planets.