The space agency's Psyche spacecraft will be the first ever to attempt to directly visit a metal asteroid.
An initial analysis of the sample collected from the asteroid Bennu has yielded some promising results.
New excavations in Jordan have revealed evidence to suggest that the city of Sodom was destroyed by an asteroid impact.
The spacecraft touched down in the Utah desert after a seven-year journey to and from the asteroid Bennu.
Prof Jim Bell takes a look at the first ever spacecraft to journey to a metallic asteroid and what it could teach us.
Scientist Andrew Glikson outlines the case for a 520km-wide crater situated deep beneath modern-day Australia.
A reassuring new study has found that we may be safe from extinction asteroid impacts... at least for the time being.
Scientists in Japan have found new evidence to suggest that the building blocks of life arrived on Earth from space.
The space rock passed us by at a distance of 2,200 miles - a fraction of the distance at which some satellites orbit the Earth.
Astronomers recently detected a number of large (albeit benign) asteroids obscured by the glare of the Sun.
The space agency has confirmed that its recent mission successfully altered the trajectory of the target asteroid.
The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs was enormous - but it was by no means the largest ever to hit our planet.
The camera feed from the probe showed its last moments as it careened into the asteroid Dimorphos.
An intriguing impact crater on the ocean floor seems to be the same age as the impact that wiped out the dinosaurs.
Palaeontologists believe that they may have found one of the victims of the extinction event that ended the dinosaurs.
Palaeontologists have discovered fragments of the asteroid that brought about the demise of the dinosaurs.
The popular Netflix movie might be fictional, but some of it may be closer to reality than we would like to think.
NASA has announced more details of an upcoming mission that will attempt to redirect an asteroid.
At a news conference yesterday, the space agency revealed how likely it is that the asteroid will hit us.
Scientists have identified two unusual asteroids between Mars and Jupiter that shouldn't actually be there.