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Asteroid Threat

Do You Feel Safer Now?

Mark Boslough | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Mark Boslough

Last week, the first round of papers related to last year's spectacular asteroid explosion over Chelyabinsk, Russia, appeared. One of the most significant conclusions suggests that we may have underestimated the number of building-sized asteroids by up to a factor of 10.

Russian Meteor Sparks Ominous New Assessment Of Space Rock Risk

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 01.06.2014 | Science

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists studying the terrifying meteor that exploded without warning over a Russian city last winter say the...

NASA Gets Help In Hunt For Dangerous Space Rocks

Posted 03.03.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 03/01/2013 02:18 PM EST on NASA is slated to get some help in the search for potentially hazardous asteroids, w...

Big Asteroid May Pose Threat To Earth, Astronomers Say

Posted 05.05.2014 | Science

Asteroid Headed for Earth in 2040 By: Leonard David Published: 02/27/2012 12:18 PM EST on Scientists are keeping a close eye on a b...

Scientists: Teamwork Needed To Ward Off Threat Of Asteroid Slamming Earth

AP | MELISSA EDDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

BERLIN — Countries around the world must team up to help prevent an asteroid, or giant speeding rock, from slamming into Earth, scientists and f...

NASA Downgrades Threat Of Large Asteroid Apophis

AP | AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LOS ANGELES (AP)- NASA says the chances of an 885-foot asteroid striking Earth in 2036 have been downgraded. Scientists initially believed there was ...