… But not by much. 2015 HD1 passed just 0.2 lunar distances away (45,600 miles or 73,400 km).
The latest science media releases highlighting exciting news and research from around the globe.
Dawn spacecraft has reacquired images of Spot 5, the mysterious bright double feature on the dwarf planet Ceres. The bright spots look … as strange as ever.
Marine tetrapods, a group of animals including whales, dolphins, seals, and sea turtles, have moved from sea to land and back to the sea over the last 350 million years
NASA has a whole slate of cool-looking activities in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, starting on Monday, April 20!
After more than a month orbiting on Ceres’ dark side, Dawn has captured enough images to make this animation of the dwarf planet’s north pole.
The word for it is “petrichor.” It’s the name of an oil that’s released from Earth into the air before rain begins to fall.
High-speed videos show what happens underground when an asteroid – or missile – strikes Earth.
Spectacular images from Rosetta spacecraft of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko between January 31 and March 25. Many different angles. Increasing activity!
Encounters between sperm whales and ROVs – remotely operated underwater vehicles – are rare. Watch this video, posted April 14.
New Horizons spacecraft is now only three months away from its historic sweep through the Pluto-Charon system in mid-July. First image in color!
Satellite view makes clear how unlucky the 150 people of the town of Fairdale were on April 9.
After more than 10 years in space, the spacecraft will collide with Mercury, ending its mission, around late April. NASA telecon scheduled for April 16 at 1 p.m. EDT (17:00 UTC).
SpaceX Dragon capsule now on its way to International Space Station after Tuesday’s successful liftoff via Falcon 9 rocket. Rendezvous set for Friday morning.
A collection of 10 unexpected and intriguing facts about our solar system – our sun and its family of planets – you probably did not know!
A storm on Saturn began in late 2010. Six months later, it wrapped entirely around the planet. Later, it subsided. Two planetary scientists explain.
Plus … what infrared data show about the Ceres bright spots.
If you had to name a dinosaur, you might say Brontosaurus. But, since 1903, experts have said that Brontosaurus isn’t a separate species. Now Bronto is back!
A thick layer of dust covers the Martian ice. Under the dust, there are glaciers made of frozen water.
Join astronomers in examining the fate of G2, which has survived its encounter with the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way.
The ring is caused by a near-perfect alignment of two galaxies with respect to Earth. One galaxy is ‘lensing’ the other galaxy’s light.