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No, The Asteroid Passing Earth On Friday Is Not On A 'Near-Collision Course'
According to NASA's Goldstone Asteroid Schedule, YB35 is about 500 meters (1,640 feet) in diameter. Beyond that, not much
Giant Asteroid Is Headed Our Way, But NASA Says No Worries
Yeomans said he might grab his own binoculars and have a look himself. If you'd rather stay indoors, you can catch the action
Asteroid To Zoom Within 25,000 Miles Of Earth This Sunday
"While this celestial object does not appear to pose any threat to Earth or satellites," according to NASA, "its close approach
This Asteroid Trumps The One That Killed The Dinosaurs
Scientists believe that a huge asteroid smashed into Earth 65 million years ago, wiping out the dinosaurs. But if that errant space rock was a whopper, it was a pipsqueak compared to an asteroid that scientists now say slammed into Earth 3.26 billion years ago.
If You Think That Dino-Killing Asteroid Was Big, Wait Till You Hear About This Whopper
Story continues below. Lowe and a colleague looked at rock formations in the Barberton greenstone belt, a large area in eastern
NASA Maps Out Plans For Sending People To Mars, Tossing An Asteroid At The Moon
"Our architecture is designed for long-term human exploration of our solar system, including the goal of human missions to
Again? Newfound Asteroid To Give Earth Close Shave
Massive Asteroid To Brush Past Earth Monday (VIDEO)
By Space.com, Space.com
An asteroid the size of three football fields is set to make a close brush of Earth on Monday (Feb. 17), and you can watch
Why Aren't We Preparing for Supervolcanoes?
Evolutionary anthropologist and creator of The Advanced Apes
It isn't statistically probable that we will encounter a supervolcanic eruption within the next century (or even millennia). But it isn't statistically probable that an asteroid will hit us either, and that doesn't stop us from preparing for the worst.
Government Shutdown Grounds NASA On 55th Birthday: Asteroid Watch Offline, 17,400 Sent Home
"Mohawk Guy" Bobak Ferdowsi, flight director on the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity mission, tweeted: So are most of the
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Asteroid 2013 ET Buzzes By Earth During Weekend Replete With Flybys
By Reuters, Reuters
The effort is intended to give scientists and engineers as much time as possible to learn if an asteroid or comet is on a
Asteroid, Earth Set For Close Encounter On March 9
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How to Avoid Meteors
, Guest Writer
No one can avoid living where a chunk of space rock explodes with the force of 20 Hiroshima bombs. But the causes of climate change, unlike the contingencies of the interstellar cosmos, are within our control.
Asteroids and Ancestors
Editor-at-Large, The Hill
It may seem far-fetched to claim that the meteor that exploded above Siberia last week deserves a footnote in the memoir I'm writing of my late parents, both prominent writers, but it's true.
Bill Nye: Asteroid 2012 DA14 Will Miss Earth By Just 15 Minutes
As the world watches for a giant asteroid to give Earth a close shave on Feb. 15, famed science educator Bill Nye suggests now is the time to get involved in asteroid-hunting.
WATCH: Bill Nye's Surprising Take On Asteroid Threat
Dinosaur Extinction & Chicxulub Asteroid Impact Most Likely Coincided, Study Says
However, further work suggested the Chicxulub impact occurred either 300,000 years before or 180,000 years after the end
Asteroid Impact & Deflection Assessment Project Planned To Save Earth From Space Rocks
By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 01/17/2013 12:30 PM EST on SPACE.com ESA officials said that they are now seeking concepts
Apophis Asteroid Threat In 2036 Is Negligible, NASA Says
"But much sooner, a closer approach by a lesser-known asteroid is going to occur in the middle of next month when a 40-meter
In 2040, Asteroid '2011 AG5' Will Miss Earth, NASA Now Says Definitively
In other words, "all clear." "Observations to date indicate there is a slight chance that AG5 could impact Earth in 2040
Asteroid Flyby Tonight: How To Watch 4179 Toutatis Pass Earth
Meanwhile, the Virtual Telescope Project -- which is run by Gianluca Masi of Bellatrix Astronomical Observatory in Italy
Asteroid & Earth Get Close Today, As House-Sized Space Rock '2012 TC4' Passes Within 59,000 Miles
Officials with the B16 Foundation said their plan to launch the Sentinel Space Telescope to scan for near-Earth asteroids
Asteroid 2011 AG5 Won't Hit Earth In 2040, NASA Astronomers Say
When Space Attacks: The 6 Craziest Meteor Impacts Killer Asteroids: We're WISE to You Now! Photos: NASA's Space Exploration
Asteroid 2012 EG5 Gives Earth Close Shave On April Fools' Day
The space rock may be visiting Earth on April Fools' Day, but its flyby is no prank. The asteroid will creep within 143,000
Why Human Space Travel?
Private Astronaut, Explorers Club BOD member
Human spaceflight can and will come down in cost by a factor of 10 to 100 in the next decades. The issue is not if we should explore and homestead in space but when.
Asteroid Big As Bus On Track For Near-Miss With Earth (VIDEO)
NASA scientists and other astronomer teams regularly monitor the skies in search of asteroids that could pose a danger to
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