All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘giant asteroid’

Beast Asteroid Comes Close To Earth Sunday

A giant asteroid known as the Beast will come very close to Earth on Sunday. The huge asteroid is the size of a football stadium and although it will come close enough to the earth to be seen with a telescope, scientists say that there is no chance it will hit Earth. Size isn’t the only thing the Beast has …

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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 impacts with other objects. The new study, published in the journal Icarus, is the most complete analysis of the material …

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Huge Asteroid Hurtling Towards Earth: Someone Call Bruce Willis

It’s been a good year for watching the sky so far; just in the past couple of months, we’ve been treated to a super moon, the transit of Venus, and an annular solar eclipse. And tonight, for some lucky people, a huge asteroid will be visible in the sky. The asteroid is about 1,650 feet wide and, at 14 times …

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