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.
Large asteroid hits on Earth have the potential to wipe out humanity so knowing how to detect and deflect them is vital. But we know very little about the interior make up of many asteroids.
The latest data from the Dawn space probe points to underground ice flows and a water vapour atmosphere.
New research suggests the Chicxulub asteroid impact threw up billions of tons of oil soot that blocked out the sun for a decade.
The discovery of the second oldest known asteroid impact site in the world can give us tantalising hints of the Earth's early crust.
NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission has had its funding cut. Here's why politicians should think again.
From inflatable space stations to trips to asteroids and maybe even Mars, the next decade of human spaceflight will include many exciting firsts.
The idea that the dinosaurs were wiped out by a giant asteroid was ridiculed – until the remains of a giant crater were found deep underground.
No one nation should be allowed to go it alone and develop a mining industry in space. It needs an international effort and Australia, with a long history in mining, can play its part.