New research suggests how asteroids may have helped create conditions for life on Earth. But we shouldn't get too carried away with the idea – yet.
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.
High in the mountains of Morocco, scientists have discovered something remarkable and rare: a spot that was struck by two meteorites, possibly millions of years apart.
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.
From a flyby of Pluto to the search for extrasolar planets and gravitational waves, 2015 was a monumental year for space news.
Prepare to be amazed ...
A darkened moon is promising to allow us to see one of the best meteor showers of the year, so long as the skies are clear.
Is it a dwarf planet, an asteroid or a comet? All of the above? Well, with the latest results about Ceres, researchers aren't entirely sure anymore.
An asteroid will flash by the Earth at the weekend. What do we know about it? And what would happen if a such an object did hit us?
When the asteroid struck the dinosaurs departed, leaving the planter
Space scientists have a busy decade ahead with plans to visit Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and other interplanetary bodies all on the cards.
The largest meteorite impact site in the world may be right here in central Australia.