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NASA to Send Sample-Return Mission to Earth-Bound Asteroid
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, space, scientists, science, research, news, nasa, interesting, humans, astronomy, cosmology, asteroid, spacecraft, carbonaceous, collision )

Darren
- 76 days ago - scientificamerican.com
A spacecraft set to launch in 2016 will head for a carbonaceous asteroid that has a high probability of colliding with Earth in the 22nd century
Asteroid Discovered Just DAYS Ago Will Pass Us By This Weekend.
Science & Tech  (tags: world, space, science, news, humans, astronomy, asteroid, moon, cosmology, discovery )

Darren
- 81 days ago - iflscience.com
Asteroid Discovered Just Days Ago Will Approach Closer Than The Moon This Weekend
Asteroid Dubbed 'The Beast' Set to Fly Past Earth on Sunday
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, asteroid, safety, nasa, The Beast )

Michael
- 172 days ago - cbc.ca
A recently discovered asteroid nicknamed The Beast is expected to make its closest approach to Earth this Sunday.
Asteroid's 'Bizarre' Disintegration Captured By Hubble
Science & Tech  (tags: Hubble, discovery, astronomy, space, asteroid, research, science, scientists, investigation, Mars, Jupiter, P/2013 R3 )

Michael
- 262 days ago - cbc.ca
Patsy Cline's classic country song "I Fall to Pieces," has nothing on this one. Scientists said on Thursday they have observed for the first time an asteroid breaking apart, crumbling into at least 10 pieces in sort of a celestial, slow-motion train wreck
Asteroid With 6 Comet Tails Puzzles Astronomers
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, science, space, nasa, research, ASTEROID, discovery )

Michael
- 382 days ago - cbc.ca
A strange object with half a dozen comet-like tails has been spotted in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, leaving astronomers wondering what it could be.
Approaching Asteroid Has Its Own Moon
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, discovery, asteroid, satellite, moon )

Beatrice
- 544 days ago - science.nasa.gov
Approaching asteroid 1998 QE2 has a moon. Researchers found it in a sequence of radar images obtained by the 70-meter Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif., on the evening of May 29th (May 30th Universal Time) when the asteroid was about 6 milli
Asteroid Flyby Expected Friday
Science & Tech  (tags: Asteroid 1998 QE2, asteroid, space, science, scientists, astronomy, discovery )

Michael
- 546 days ago - cbc.ca
An asteroid nine times longer than a 1,900-passenger cruise ship will zoom past Earth this week at a safe distance.
Asteroid 9 Times Size of Ocean Liner Approaches Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Asteroid, 1998 QE2, space object, minor planet, NASA )

Angelika
- 557 days ago - rt.com
The 1998 QE2 asteroid has the physical mass to potentially deliver life on Earth a knockout punch, being 2.7km in length. It is to buzz our planet on May 31, aweing the stargazing community.
Asteroid Stalked Earth for Thousands of Years Before Blasting Russia, Experts Say
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Dan
- 632 days ago - cosmiclog.nbcnews.com
NASA said the energy release was equivalent to 500 kilotons of TNT, 30 times the energy released by the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima in World War II, the biggest cosmic impact since 1908. Logged by Sunstroke author David Kagan in Doomwatch Legacy.
Asteroid Feared on Course With Earth in 2040, No Longer Poses Threat, NASA Says
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, nasa, news, interesting, scientists, science, study, space, research, asteroid )

Johnny
- 697 days ago - examiner.com
A massive asteroid feared to be on a collision course with earth in 2040, no longer poses a threat.
'Hazardous' Asteroid Flies By Earth This Week
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, science, research, space, asteroid, nasa, safety, 4179 Toutatis )

Michael
- 713 days ago - cbc.ca
A five-kilometre wide asteroid is zipping past Earth this week, giving stargazers a show and doomsayers a bit of a scare.
Giant Asteroid Is About to Pass Between the Earth and the Moon - Our Closest Shave for 35 Years
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Agnes
- 1115 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
2005 YU55 will be 200,000 miles away on November 8 Scientists have predicted it would cause a giant earthquake or a huge tsunami if it hit Earth The last time a rock of a comparable size passed so close was in 1976, but it was missed by NASA
Giant Asteroid to Get Closer Than Moon
Science & Tech  (tags: Giant, asteroid, to, get, closer, than, moon )

Agnes
- 1117 days ago - news.cnet.com
Never mind the recent spate of satellite showers. An asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier is sailing toward Earth, NASA says. Never fear, however. The space agency says that although next week's flyby of Asteroid 2005 YU55 will bring the rock closer
INCOMING! Asteroid to Narrowly Miss Earth on Monday
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, space, scientists, news, asteroid, earth, near miss )

Judith
- 1248 days ago - news.discovery.com
This may sound like late notice, but astronomers have just spotted a rather chunky asteroid heading our way, set to narrowly miss us on Monday. In fact, it will be suc a narrow miss that astronomers in the Southern Hemisphere should be able to spot the
Could We Really Blow Up An Incoming Asteroid With a Nuclear Bomb?
Science & Tech  (tags: asteroid, space, study, technology, science, NASA, nuclear bomb )

CarrieSIC
- 1390 days ago - science.howstuffworks.com
You've seen it plenty of times on the big screen: Scientists spot an enormous asteroid hurtling toward Earth and the only hope for mankind is to send a team to plant a nuclear bomb inside the looming monster.
 

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