NASA's spacecraft is orbiting closer to an asteroid than ever before CNNIn the dark and lonely place that is space, NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission has managed to reach a new level of proximity as it studies an asteroid.

  • Snowman in space: Nasa's Dawn probe sends home stunning close-up images of crater-covered Vesta asteroid
    Since entering orbit last month, Dawn has taken more than 500 images Vesta's southern section is dominated by a giant crater The northern side is filled with older craters including three that ...
    01/28/2020 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • NASA’s Lucy spacecraft could unravel the mystery of how the solar system formed
    We won’t know which is the case until Lucy can take a closer look at examples of all three types of objects. One mission target of interest is Eurybates, a 40-mile-wide asteroid which is the ...
    01/27/2020 - 10:04 pm | View Link
  • There's a cling-on off the starboard bow... Small moon spotted orbiting asteroid NASA's Lucy will visit in 2027
    A relatively small rock was spotted orbiting asteroid Eurybates ... Luckily enough, that's the same asteroid NASA's Lucy probe is aiming to fly past and inspect in 2027, so boffins will be able to get ...
    01/10/2020 - 7:08 am | View Link
  • NASA's OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Breaks Record For Smallest Cosmic Object Ever Orbited
    Now that the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is closer to Bennu, physical details about the asteroid will leap into sharper focus, and the spacecraft's tour of this rubble pile of primordial debris will ...
    12/31/2018 - 9:16 pm | View Link
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