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The Earth Almost Has A New Moon
Science & Tech  (tags: science, moon, asteroid, Earth, astronomy, discovery, space, NASA, Pan-STARRS 1, 2016 HO3 )

Michael
- 156 days ago - iflscience.com
A small asteroid has been discovered following the Earth around the Sun. This object is too far away to be a new Moon, but it's definitely trapped in a tug-of-war between the gravitational attraction of our planet and the Sun.
Dinosaurs 'in Decline' 50 Million Years Before Asteroid Strike
Science & Tech  (tags: Dinosaurs, Extinction, Asteroid, In Decline )

Derek
- 229 days ago - bbc.in
The new assessment adds further fuel to a debate on how dinosaurs were doing when a 10km-wide space rock slammed into Earth 66 million years ago. A team suggests the creatures were in long-term decline as they could not cope with the way Earth changed.
Dawns First Year at Ceres: A Mountain Emerges
Science & Tech  (tags: Ahuna Mons, Ceres, Dawn Spacecraft, Asteroid, NASA/JPL, Discovery program, Orbital ATK, Unknown processes, Planetary Geology )

Steve
- 271 days ago - nasa.gov
One year ago, on March 6, 2015, NASA's Dawn spacecraft slid gently into orbit around Ceres, the largest body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Since then, the spacecraft has delivered a wealth of images and other data ...
Asteroid To Flyby Earth On March 5 At An Unnervingly Close Distance
Science & Tech  (tags: Chelyabinsk meteor, science, nasa, asteroid, NEO, space, astronomy, discovery, research, investigation )

Michael
- 298 days ago - iflscience.com
Hard hats at the ready - because an asteroid is going to fly past Earth on March 5, 2016, and while there's essentially no chance of it hitting us, it will come remarkably close to our planet.
This Asteroid Has Been Named In Honor Of Malala Yousafzai
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, asteroid, Malala, Taliban, Nobel Prize, education )

Mona
- 594 days ago - io9.com
The discoverer of Asteroid 316201 got the right to name it. She chose to name it after Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani campaigner for education for girls and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate. Malala famously survived a Taliban assassination attempt.
Mountain-Size Asteroid Flies By Earth Today: Watch It Online
Science & Tech  (tags: space, science, world, earth, asteroid )

Angie
- 677 days ago - msn.com
A huge asteroid will become the largest space rock of its kind to pass closest to Earth until 2027 today (Jan. 26) when it zooms safely by Earth beyond the orbit of the moon, and you can see the space rock's flyby live online.
Get Your Binoculars: Huge Asteroid to Pass Close to Earth Next Week
Science & Tech  (tags: Arecibo Observatory, asteroid, astronomy, Goldstone, interesting, JPL, nasa, news, science, space )

Kayleen
- 682 days ago - cbsnews.com
NASA says it just takes a pair of binoculars to see this giant, third-of-a-mile-wide space rock as it makes its closest approach on January 26th. It's already under big-time surveillance, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Apophis Asteroid: Doomsday Delayed... Again
Science & Tech  (tags: Science & Environment, Asteroid, Death, Earth Extinction, Popular culture )

Ray
- 727 days ago - bbc.com
Warning: this article contains mild planetary peril. Well, that didn't take long. At the end of last year, it was some anomaly of an ancient Mesoamerican calendar which ramped up irrational concerns that the Universe was out to smite Earth mightily.
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
- 814 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
- 819 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
- 910 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
- 1000 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
- 1121 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
- 1283 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
 

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