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NASA Offers $35,000 For Help In Tracking Asteroids
Science & Tech  (tags: NPR, NASA, Cash, prize, asteroids, science, research, space, study, interesting, astronomy )

- 1339 days ago -
Cash prizes await "citizen scientists" who can improve algorithms that help NASA find and identify asteroids in our solar system, the agency says.
Asteroid Mysteriously Disintegrates, and NASA's Hubble Telescope Captures It
Science & Tech  (tags: asteroids, astronomy, Hubble, interesting, nasa. news, science, space, UCLA )

- 1351 days ago -
This asteroid -- consisting of ten huge rocky segments with comet-like dust -- started coming apart last year and continues to break into smaller pieces. Could be due to a sunlight effect, as logged by Sunstroke author David Kagan in Doomwatch Legacy.
Asteroid Will Pass Between Moon and Earth Today
Science & Tech  (tags: asteroids, astronomy, interesting, news, science, space, world )

- 1354 days ago -
Astronomers say no problem, like what they said last year when another large asteroid with a small companion buzzed Earth. The companion caused injuries and major property damage in Russia, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
NASA Report: How to Defend Planet From Asteroids
Science & Tech  (tags: asteroids, defense, NASA )

- 1375 days ago -
The results of a workshop to find the best ways to find, track and deflect asteroids headed for Earth were released by NASA on Friday, February 7.
Chelyabinsk-Like Impacts More Common Than Scientists Thought
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, astronomy, science, research, nasa, study, space, meteors, asteroids, Chelyabinsk )

- 1468 days ago -
The type of meteor that blasted Chelyabinsk, Russia, with the force of a nuclear weapon may hit Earth more often than estimated in previous studies.
Global Effort Needed to Defend Earth From Asteroids, Astronauts Tell UN
Science & Tech  (tags: space, asteroids, defense, astronauts )

- 1483 days ago -
Members of the United Nations met with distinguished astronauts and cosmonauts this week in New York to begin implementing the first-ever international contingency plan for defending Earth against catastrophic asteroid strikes.
Asteroid Will Buzz Earth This Week Inside the Moon's Orbit
Science & Tech  (tags: space, asteroids )

- 1524 days ago -
A tiny asteroid discovered just last week is set to zip by Earth on Wednesday (Sept. 18), passing between our planet and the moon. It is small enough and distant enough that it poses no threat to people, scientists say.
Four Asteroids Buzz Earth in Single Week
Science & Tech  (tags: asteroids, danger, news, astronomy, discovery, research, science )

- 1714 days ago -
In the last seven days, an asteroid 131 feet (40 meters) across and three smaller space rocks have zoomed safely by Earth, the latest demonstration that we live in a solar system that some scientists have dubbed a "cosmic shooting gallery."
Scientists Struggle to Predict Meteorite Strikes
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, asteroids, meteors, Russia, Urals, nasa, science, research, technology, discovery, warning, space, scientists )

- 1735 days ago -
Scientists almost never predict meteors, like the one that caused damage in Russia Friday, before they strike Earth.
Asteroids and Astronauts, Not a Good Mix
Science & Tech  (tags: asteroids, astronomy, space, study, research, nasa, Asteroid 2012 DA14, armageddon, discovery, science, world )

- 1743 days ago -
Asteroid 2012 DA14 - which is half the size of a football field - will fly past the Earth on Feb. 15, coming as close as 27,680 km. That's 8,000 km closer to the Earth than our geostationary communication satellites.
Huge Asteroid to Buzz Earth in November
Science & Tech  (tags: space, research, science, astronomy, asteroids, news, interesting )

- 2376 days ago -
On November 8 and 9, the quarter-mile-wide asteroid 2005 YU55 will zoom past the Earth, coming within about 200,000 miles, a distance closer than our moon.
Earth Will Get a Frighteningly Close Look at a Huge Asteroid
Science & Tech  (tags: asteroids, danger, Earth, environment, humans, nasa, health, safety, science, space, world )

- 2414 days ago -
In November this giant 1300-foot diameter mini-world will approach Earth less than 190,000 miles away, well within the Moon's orbit. Another wake-up call for asteroid deflection systems as advised by Sunstroke author David Kagan in Doomwatch Legacy.
Japan Scores a Big Home Run By Returning Asteroid Samples to Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: asteroids, astronomy, discovery, interesting, Japan, news, safety, science, space, world )

- 2556 days ago -
A Japanese spacecraft that touched down on a space rock during a billion-mile mission successfully returned the first-ever samples from the surface of an asteroid. Magnificent accomplishment. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Thirty Years of Asteroid Discovery - Video
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, science, scientists, technology, asteroids, internet, computers )

- 2612 days ago -
Scientific American editor George Musser explains the asteroid animation that's become an internet Phenom.
Moon Impact Scars Reveal Massive Bombardment in Early Solar System
Science & Tech  (tags: moon, asteroids, astronomy, science, scientists, space )

- 2619 days ago -
"We know the asteroid belt has been spinning off projectiles at a relatively constant rate for three and a half billion years. But now we go back earlier in the solar system's history, and suddenly things are completely different.

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