• July 24, 2018
A global team of astronomers has found a rare type of asteroid, where two equal-mass objects circle each other in a never-ending dance as they hurtle through the solar system.
• June 29, 2018
The Shoemaker NEO Grant program funds advanced amateur astronomers who help determine if nearby asteroids will hit Earth. Here are some collected reports from our asteroid hunters.
• June 26, 2018
The Planetary Society presents a list of Frequent Asteroid Questions (FAQs).
• March 12, 2018
Seven very advanced amateur astronomers will help find, track, and characterize near Earth asteroids.
• November 07, 2017
Asteroid hunters named the first-known interstellar asteroid ʻOumuamua as a nod to its scout-like traits.
• June 12, 2017
Scientists have found what appears to be a 250-kilometer-wide crater near the Falkland Islands. Is it ground zero for Earth's largest-ever extinction event?
• April 17, 2017
Here are some recent reports from our NEO Shoemaker Grant program asteroid observers, who are quite literally trying to save the world.
• June 30, 2015
For Asteroid Day, Bruce Betts reviews 5 steps needed to prevent asteroid impacts, as well as how The Planetary Society is involved in those.
• April 15, 2015
The six winners of the 2015 Shoemaker NEO Grants will use the grants to upgrade their observatories to improve their abilities to study potentially dangerous asteroids.
• March 31, 2015
Thanks to a new focal reducer and re-aluminized mirror from a Shoemaker NEO grant, a 0.81-meter telescope in Italy is performing astrometric follow-up observations and physical studies of asteroids.
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