The first step to mining an asteroid is finding a suitable candidate. Scientists estimate there should be some ten nearby targets.
Large asteroids have hit Australia over many millions of years and the evidence is in the landscape, if you know where to look.
Small asteroids can be hard to spot. But what kind of threat do they pose to the Earth?
'Oumuamua is likely a relatively young interstellar visitor from a binary star system.
Your guide to some of the best meteor showers for 2018. Where to look and when in both the northern and southern skies to catch nature's fireworks.
New research reveals the true nature of 'Oumuamua, the cigar-shaped rock that recently visited Earth's solar system.
A new trajectory means the mission to uncover core facts about the asteroid belt will happen sooner than planned.
Having discovered an asteroid from outside the solar system for the first time, scientists are hoping there are more out there – illuminating the path to extrasolar worlds.
The mass extinction of the dinosaurs was down to the location of the asteroid's impact and the kind of rocks it landed on.
Astronomers have detected what is believed to be the first interstellar object ever seen passing through our solar system.
The mystery object seen moving through our Solar system shows the void between the stars is far from empty. So can we expect more interstellar visitors?
Researchers are looking at whether devastating asteroid strikes are predictable or random.
NASA says there are ten "potentially hazardous" asteroids close to Earth. Good reason to make sure we have a backup plan should any catastrophic event wipe of much of life on Earth.
Evidence is mounting that water came from within the Earth not from asteroids or comets.
Their days were numbered for quite some time ...
Exciting new research suggests that a crater on Ceres may be a cradle of life.
If we survive for another 7.59 billion years, our planet will spiral into the outer layers of the dying sun and melt away forever.
2017 is looking to be a spectacular year for meteor showers. So here's what to look out for in both the northern and southern skies.
In part two of our podcast on rebooting, we explore what would happen if humanity was wiped out, take a look at a political comeback in France, and get a taste of a revamped US institution.
Scientists are hoping to collect 100g of material from asteroid Bennu.