Nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) systems are powered by a process known as nuclear fission—the splitting of atoms.
As it flies past, the space rock will be travelling at a speed of around 36,000 miles per hour.
The asteroid is set to make its close approach to Earth at 1:08 a.m. ET on November 29.
NASA has described the news as being an "exciting discovery about the moon" from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy telescope.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has warned of a close shave when the space rock passes on November 2.
Relocation of federal agencies and departments will improve living standards for federal workers, provide more and better education options for their children and a higher quality of life overall.
The space rocks will all make their closest approaches to our planet within a period of around four hours.
Scientists warn that an unstable mountain slope above Barry Arm could collapse, triggering a massive landslide.
Astronauts are able to vote from space thanks to a 1997 Texas law sponsored by a senator who was upset about an astronaut who missed the 1996 presidential election.
Long-term moon missions could pose "substantial risks" to astronauts from space radiation, according to a study.
A woman will travel to the moon as part of NASA's Artemis program.
When the object flies past our planet it will be travelling at a staggering speed of more than 17,300 miles per hour.
The asteroids, called 2020 RO and 2020 PM7, will pass safely on September 25 and 29 respectively more than 1.7 million miles away.
Scientists announced the start of Solar Cycle 25, signaling the end of the solar minimum, on September 15.
Scientists have widely criticized David Legates' appointment, with one expert stating that "the bottom of the barrel has been scraped pretty thin."
Two of the asteroids will come within around a quarter of the distance between Earth and the moon.
Congress must put a halt to China's attempts to steal U.S. military secrets and technology.
"Away" on Netflix tells the story of the first-ever human mission to Mars. Though in real life we are years away from landing on the planet, the show is based on space exploration happening today.
Several large new fires broke out across California over the weekend.
Data from a 2008 survey of the lunar surface indicates the presence of a form of rust that requires oxygen and water to form—neither of which the moon has enough of.
Satellite imagery and photos from a NASA astronaut are helping to visualize the size of a vast and "unsurvivable" hurricane.
The photograph was taken by one of the astronauts onboard as the space station flew over the Caribbean Sea.
Governor Gavin Newsom made the comparison on his Twitter account yesterday, trying to put the sheer scope of the damage into perspective while releasing fresh data about containment efforts.
The chance of the asteroid hitting the Earth was reported to be 0.41 percent, according to NASA.
At one point on Tuesday, Genevieve clocked wind speeds of around 130 miles per hour, making it a powerful Category 4 hurricane. It has now weakened to a tropical storm after lashing Baja California.
Meteor showers occur when the Earth passes through streams of cosmic debris.
A new study published with data from NASA explains that the shape of our solar system is similar to that of a deflated croissant.
NASA uses a variety of techniques to follow and track tropical cyclones, which helps forecasters at the National Hurricane Center.
NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken safely returned from their SpaceX-operated test flight to the International Space Station on Sunday.