Category: asteroid

Prospecting on an asteroid, illustrated by Pamela Lee.

Astronauts explore binary asteroids, illustrated by Pamela Lee.

Promo art for Deep Impact (1998)

Prospecting on an asteroid, illustrated by Pamela Lee.

Sci-fi art by Chris Foss.

Michael Whelan cover art for Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction, May 1975.

The skull-like asteroid 2015 TB145, possibly a dead comet, in an image generated using radar data collected by the National Science Foundation’s 1,000-foot (305-meter) Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico on October 30, 2015. Definitely a Halloween treat from the cosmos. (NASA)

Asteroid Vesta, observed by NASA’s Dawn space probe on August 26, 2011.

(NASA)

ON THIS DAY: Asteroid Vesta, observed by NASA’s Dawn space probe on August 26, 2011. (NASA)

Exploring asteroids in 1986 NASA art by Robert McCall.