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Asteroid Flyby

No, The Asteroid Headed Our Way Is NOT On A Collision Course

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.26.2015 | Science

On Friday, an asteroid traveling 23,000 mph will pass by Earth at a distance of 0.03 astronomical units (AU). If that sounds ominously close, it's ...

Enormous Space Rock Is Headed Our Way

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.18.2015 | Science

A ginormous asteroid is headed our way, but no need to worry. NASA says asteroid 2004 BL86--estimated to be about one-third of a mile in diameter--wil...

Asteroid To Zoom 'Very Close' To Earth

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.05.2014 | Science

Breathe easy, Earthlings. A 60-foot asteroid is headed our way, but astronomers say it's nothing to worry about. Dubbed 2014 RC, the space rock wi...

LOOK: 'Beast' Spotted Whizzing By Earth In Amazing Detail

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 06.14.2014 | Science

The nature of "The Beast" has been revealed. NASA researchers bounced radio signals off the huge near-Earth asteroid 2014 HQ124, nicknamed "The Bea...

WATCH LIVE: 'Beast' Asteroid To Fly By Earth

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 06.05.2014 | Science

Earth is in for a close call this week. Well, not too close. A massive asteroid nicknamed "The Beast" is set to fly by Earth on Sunday, June 8, sho...

WATCH: Massive Asteroid To Zoom Past Earth

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 02.18.2014 | Science

An asteroid the size of three football fields is set to make a close brush of Earth on Monday (Feb. 17), and you can watch the flyby in a live webcas...

Big Asteroid Headed Back To Earth

AP | Posted 10.21.2013 | Science

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA says a big asteroid that whizzed by Earth last month unnoticed is probably nothing to worry about when it retur...

WATCH LIVE: Giant Space Rock Zooms By Earth

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2013 | Science

The gigantic space rock scientists call 1998 QE2 will miss earth, but that doesn't mean you have to miss it: As asteroid 1998 QE2 zips by Earth today ...

Looming Asteroid Has Sidekick

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.31.2013 | Science

WASHINGTON -- Astronomers getting their first close-up glimpse of a giant asteroid about to whiz by Earth found a surprise bonus rock. A smaller moon...

Giant Asteroid To Give Earth Close Shave

AP | Posted 07.28.2013 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — An asteroid more than 1 1/2 miles long will zoom past Earth this week from a far-off distance. The big rock called Aster...

WATCH: Giant Space Rock Headed Our Way

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.18.2013 | Science

A gigantic asteroid will fly by our planet at the end of this month, making its closest approach for at least the next two centuries on May 31. But, d...

Massive Space Rock Buzzes Past Earth

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2013 | Science

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 9 - An asteroid as big as a city block shot relatively close by the Earth on Saturday, the l...

THIS WEEKEND: Watch Massive Asteroid Buzz Earth

Posted 03.09.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 03/08/2013 12:04 PM EST on SPACE.com An asteroid the size of a city block is due to make a close pass by Earth on S...

Another Giant Space Rock To Give Earth Close Shave

Posted 03.06.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 03/06/2013 06:58 AM EST on SPACE.com A newly discovered asteroid the size of a football field will cruise through Earth...

10 Essential Facts About Feb. 15 Asteroid Flyby

Posted 02.15.2013 | Science

Even though there's no chance that the asteroid known as DA14 will hit earth on Feb. 15, that doesn't mean you should ignore it. The flyby, in whi...

WATCH: Bill Nye's Surprising Take On Asteroid Threat

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.14.2013 | Science

As the world watches for a giant asteroid to give Earth a close shave on Feb. 15, famed science educator Bill Nye suggests now is the time to get invo...

Giant Asteroid Will Get HOW Close To Earth?

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 02.08.2013 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A 150-foot-wide asteroid will come remarkably close to Earth next week, even closer than high-flying communication and weather...

Asteroid Will Fly HOW Close To Earth?

Posted 01.11.2013 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 01/10/2013 04:57 PM EST on SPACE.com The Earth is safe from the giant asteroid Apophis when it flies extremely close to ...

WATCH: Gigantic Asteroid Flies By Earth

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 12.17.2012 | Science

On Wednesday, a huge asteroid was caught on video as it flew by Earth at a distance of only 4.3 million miles. Asteroid 4179 Toutatis is a 3-mile-w...

WATCH: Giant Asteroid Gives Earth Close Shave

Posted 12.17.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 12/16/2012 08:44 AM EST on SPACE.com A new video captures the giant asteroid 4179 Toutatis tumbling through space...

TONIGHT: Giant Asteroid To Pass By Earth

Posted 02.10.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 12/11/2012 09:15 AM EST on SPACE.com A giant asteroid will make a flyby of Earth over the next few days, and armchair ast...

HOW TO WATCH: Asteroid To Give Earth Close Shave

Posted 07.20.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 07/20/2012 10:16 AM EDT on SPACE.com A city-block size asteroid will fly by Earth this weekend well beyond the orbi...

TODAY: 'Potentially Hazardous' Asteroid To Fly By Earth

Posted 06.14.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 06/13/2012 05:29 PM EDT on SPACE.com An asteroid the size of a city block is set to fly by Earth Thursday (June 14), an...

Skywatching The Eros Asteroid Flyby

Posted 04.06.2012 | Science

By: Nola Taylor Redd Published: 02/03/2012 07:34 PM EST on SPACE.com In 1931, the close approach of the asteroid Eros allowed professional astro...

WATCH: Bus-Sized Asteroid Headed For Near-Miss With Earth

Posted 01.27.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 01/26/2012 04:43 PM EST on SPACE.com A small asteroid will make an extremely close pass by Earth Friday (Jan. 27), coming...