The Osiris-Rex spacecraft has been approved for development, and NASA plans to send it to meet up with asteroid Bennu within the next five years.
The B612 Foundation highlights the fact that asteroids come a-knockin' 3 to 10 times more frequently than previously thought. But don't freak out; most explode too high up to cause damage on the ground.
The first meeting of an international group tasked with figuring out how to react to asteroids that threaten our very existence is set for next week.
NASA calls on industry, academia, government agencies, and citizens alike to find ways to identify and ward off asteroid threats.
In just a few days, Jupiter, Mercury, and Venus will come together in the night sky in what is known as the "Dance of the Planets."