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Asteroid Apophis Approaches Earth, 2036 Impact Probability Still Uncertain Asteroid Apophis Approaches Earth, 2036 Impact Probability Still Uncertain
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Over the past weekend, astronomers used the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Herschel Space Observatory to image an asteroid that will be giving the Earth a near-miss in 2029. The asteroid, named Apophis, was thought to have a 2.7% chance of …

Giant Asteroid “Speckles” Analyzed by NASA’s Dawn Giant Asteroid “Speckles” Analyzed by NASA’s Dawn

New images released by NASA have provided scientists their best view yet of the black spots seen on the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta. The new research suggests that the protoplanet may have received the carbon-rich material through large …

NASA Video Shows Three-Mile-Long Asteroid Swing By Earth NASA Video Shows Three-Mile-Long Asteroid Swing By Earth
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On Wednesday, December 12, the three-mile-long asteroid named “Toutatis” made its closest approach to earth. NASA scientists working at the Deep Space Network antenna in Goldstone, California were able to capture radar images of the object as it swung by. …

NASA Finds Mysterious Gullies on Asteroid Vesta’s Surface NASA Finds Mysterious Gullies on Asteroid Vesta’s Surface
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NASA’s Dawn mission has returned images from the giant asteroid Vesta that scientists say include long, narrow gullies along the walls of relatively young craters. The discovery has revealed a mystery that scientists are now trying to solve. The images …

Near-Earth Asteroid Imaged by NASA Near-Earth Asteroid Imaged by NASA
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NASA scientists announced today that they have created multiple radar images showing the near-Earth asteroid named 2007 PA8. The images were generated using data collected from the 70-meter Deep Space Network antenna in Goldstone, California on October 28 through October …

Asteroid Belts Could Determine Earth-Like Potential, Study Suggests Asteroid Belts Could Determine Earth-Like Potential, Study Suggests

A new study shows that planets like Earth could be rare if they depend on asteroid belts of a specific mass range. Researchers suggested that the size and location of a solar system’s asteroid belt could determine whether complex life …

Bruce Willis Can’t Save The World From A Giant Asteroid Bruce Willis Can’t Save The World From A Giant Asteroid
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I won’t go into why I absolutely despise the film Armageddon. It just never did anything for me and it made me realize at a young age that Steven Tyler should never do rock ballads. Despite the film’s weaknesses, it …

This Asteroid Nearly Went Clobberin’ Time on Earth & Hardly Anyone Noticed This Asteroid Nearly Went Clobberin’ Time on Earth & Hardly Anyone Noticed

Actually, it didn’t really, but it was the sixth-closest grazing ever recorded and a helluva lot closer than Asteroid 2012 LZ1 came earlier this month. In video recorded last month by NASA’s Infrared Telescope Facility, which you can see below, …

Asteroid 2012 DA14 Will Not Seek & Destroy Earth In February 2013 Asteroid 2012 DA14 Will Not Seek & Destroy Earth In February 2013
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In case you’re having a lovely Monday morning, here’s some news that will positively change that for you: an asteroid will smash into our planet in precisely eleven months and we earthlings no longer have enough time to prepare our …

How To Save The World From Giant Asteroids How To Save The World From Giant Asteroids
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Earlier this month an asteroid whizzed by, narrowly missing us by about 200,000 miles. Of course, that seems like a long way away – and it is. But it’s actually inside the orbit of the moon. Giant rocks are out …

An Asteroid Almost Ended Your Life Yesterday An Asteroid Almost Ended Your Life Yesterday
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While you were going about your daily business, maybe sitting in traffic or making dinner, a giant asteroid whizzed by your head, and you narrowly escaped the cold bite of death. Ok, when I say “whizzed by your head” I …