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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: Awesome Asteroid Mission Animation Released

Space.com | Clara Moskowitz | Posted 08.23.2013 | Science

One of NASA's most audacious plans for the future is a mission to capture an asteroid and tug it back near Earth within the reach of astronaut explor...

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WATCH: 3 Ways To Take Out Killer Asteroid

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.19.2013 | Science

Sci-fi flicks that star Earth-killing space rocks, such as the 1998 movie "Armageddon" or "Deep Impact," might be Hollywood fantasy, but according to ...

Bold New 'Challenge' Puts Killer Asteroids In The Crosshairs

Space.com | Clara Moskowitz | Posted 06.19.2013 | Science

There may be killer asteroids headed for Earth, and NASA has decided to do something about it. The space agency announced a new "Grand Challenge" tod...

Obama Accelerates NASA Mission To Land On Asteroid

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — NASA is planning for a robotic spaceship to lasso a small asteroid and park it near the moon for astronauts to explore, a top senat...

Ambitious Deep Space Mission May Be In Agency's Plans

Posted 03.30.2013 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 03/29/2013 12:22 PM EDT on SPACE.com NASA's budget request for the 2014 fiscal year may include plans for an ambitious ...

Proposed NASA Mission Said To Lack Broad Support

Posted 12.31.2012 | Science

By: Leonard David Published: 12/31/2012 01:26 PM EST on SPACE.com A report this month from the National Research Council (NRC) has called NASA’s...

NASA Makes Statement On 2040 Asteroid Threat

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 12.24.2012 | Science

So the world didn't end this past week after all, and here's some more disappointing news for apocalypse-watchers: New information on Asteroid 2011 AG...

Expert Panel Blasts NASA But Lays Blame Elsewhere

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 02.04.2013 | Science

WASHINGTON — NASA, the agency that epitomized the "Right Stuff," seems lost in space and doesn't have a clear sense of where it is going, an ind...

What Obama Win Means for Nation's Deep-Space Plans

Posted 11.07.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 11/07/2012 01:53 AM EST on SPACE.com President Barack Obama's re-election Tuesday night (Nov. 6) means NASA will likely c...

NASA: Massive Asteroid 'Unlike Any Other'

AP | By ALICIA CHANG | Posted 12.06.2011 | Technology

LOS ANGELES -- New views of the massive asteroid Vesta reveal it is more like a planet than an asteroid, scientists said Monday. Since slipping into ...

NASA Spacecraft Gets Cozy With Massive Asteroid

Posted 10.01.2011 | Technology

ALICIA CHANG, AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST (LOS ANGELES) -- Scientists are busy poring over images of the massive asteroid Vesta, the first time it has been...

NASA's Next Great Mission

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 09.22.2011 | Technology

HOUSTON — With the space shuttle now history, NASA's next great mission is so audacious, the agency's best minds are wrestling with how to pull ...

NASA Probe Orbits Massive Asteroid, Captures Rare Photograph

Posted 09.17.2011 | Technology

*Scroll down for photo.* (AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST) PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Dawn spacecraft was captured into orbit around the massive asteroid V...

NASA Plans Bold New Asteroid Mission

AP | Posted 07.25.2011 | Technology

LOS ANGELES — NASA is going to send a spacecraft to an asteroid and bring back samples to Earth. The space agency said Wednesday that the unman...

NASA Craft Snaps Pic Of Distant Asteroid Target

AP | Posted 07.11.2011 | Technology

PASADENA, Calif. -- A NASA spacecraft hurtling toward a massive asteroid has snapped a picture of its target, the first of many before it slips into o...

NASA Plans Manned Mission To Asteroid

Aol News | Lee Speigel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

It's a little soon for astronauts to suit up, but NASA is planning to send a manned mission to an asteroid in 2025....

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...

Asteroid Collision: Mysterious Space Debris Suggests Asteroids

Huffington Post | Amanda Ng | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NASA scientists have spotted a mysterious X-shaped debris pattern with trailing streamers of dust that is unlike any image astronomers have seen befo...