Binary asteroid system 1999 KW4 poses no threat of collision with our planet, scientists say.
The crater mission was the riskiest for Hayabusa2 as it had to immediately get away so it wouldn't get hit by flying shards from the blast.
Hayabusa2's mission is to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth.
The supposed "interstellar immigrant" is located near Jupiter but has an atypical orbit.
Is the elongated asteroid 'Oumuamua actually some kind of probe?
Asteroid 2014 JO25 will zoom by our planet at a distance of 1.1 million miles.
"We are not pursuing the Asteroid Redirect Mission with this budget proposal."
Recent close encounters with space rocks show just how vulnerable our planet is.
With 15,000 space rocks in our galactic vicinity, Earth is a sitting duck for an eventual collision.
The seven-year mission aims to bring back samples from the asteroid in hopes of unlocking mysteries of the origin of life.
An asteroid explorer answers 13 questions about scary space rocks.
Our system works. Free people in a free economy who are free to exercise their dreams can do anything. WE can do anything. It is time to return to the Moon, open Free Space and go to Mars. It is time to open The Frontier.