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Is There An Asteroid About To Crash Into Earth? | Posted 02.06.2013 | Weird News

Is there an asteroid about to crash into Earth? According to NASA asteroid DA14 will come closer to Earth than any space object previously, but there ...

Surprise: Earth Probably Has Two Moons

Christopher Maag | Posted 03.19.2012 | Weird News
Christopher Maag

As residents of Earth, we've grown accustomed to having just one moon. Let Saturn and its 62 moons be the solar system's showboat; that just leaves us on this planet to enjoy our single natural satellite all the more. Or so we thought.

Earth Shares Its Orbit With Tiny Companion

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 09.26.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — Like a poodle on a leash, a tiny asteroid runs ahead of Earth on the planet's yearlong strolls around the sun, scientists report. Th...

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...

2009 VA: Asteroid Whizzes Past Earth Just 8,700 Miles Away

Mail Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Although no one noticed at the time, the Earth was almost hit by an asteroid last Friday. The previously undiscovered asteroid came within 8,700mil...