What’s the difference between an asteroid and a meteorite?

The meteorite only lives as it is falling.

‘Oumuamua, our first interstellar visitor, is actually smaller than we thought

The small asteroid also seems to be emanating streams of gas that may explain why it was moving faster than it was supposed to.

Key ingredient for life on Earth may have come from outer space

Phosphates forged in space made their way to Earth on comets and asteroid.

Japanese rovers beam back more awesome pictures from asteroid’s surface

You can see how the sun moves across the asteroid’s horizon.

History in the making: Japan lands two rovers on asteroid

This could give insights on the birth of the Earth, and even the solar system.

Earth may have ‘mini-moons’ that could answer some interesting astronomy

The moon is Earth’s only permanent natural satellite, but it may be in the company of tiny asteroids trapped in the planet’s orbit.

Most objects in the asteroid belt come from a handful of wrecked ancient planets

Asteroids have families too.

NASA updates its plan to deflect dangerous asteroids

It’s the “small” asteroids that we really need to be preparing for.

Life bounced back quickly at the famed dinosaur-ending asteroid impact site

We don’t know much about how life bounces back after such a dramatic event.

New evidence backs up existence of mysterious ‘Planet Nine’ in the outer solar system

An elusive planet ten times more massive than Earth may be lurking in the outer fringes of the solar system.

Astronomers find the first permanent “immigrant” in our solar system

I don’t think any wall can keep this guy out.

“Exiled” asteroid shouldn’t be where it is

How did it get there?

Despite their violent impacts, asteroids could still deposit water on Earth

Ever wondered where the water you drink truly comes from?

Football field-sized asteroid makes close flyby past Earth — and no one saw it coming

Close call!

Strange object ‘Oumuamua likely came from another solar system

We’re still learning much from our interstellar visitor.

Cigar-shaped asteroid is the first interstellar object we’ve seen in the solar system

A strange visitor from interstellar space came to visit. It might teach us a thing or two about the universe.

Dinosaurs might have still been alive today had apocalyptic asteroid fallen somewhere else 66 million years ago

Dinosaurs had a 9/10 chance they’d make it — but they drew the short straw.

For the first time ever, our solar system is getting an outside visitor

Put the kettle on, we have a visitor.

Hubble snaps the first binary-asteroid comet we’ve ever seen

Asteroids of a feather flock together. Sometimes into a comet.

Gemstones prove asteroid impact was the hottest event ever recorded on Earth

That spot is not a lake in cold, snow-covered Canada.