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Near Earth Asteroid

Cosmic Rubble Just May Save Our Planet

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 08.15.2014 | Science

Astronomers are keeping a close eye on asteroid 1950 DA, which is expected to give Earth a close shave on March 16, 2880. The strange asteroid -- ...

LOOK: 'Beast' Spotted Whizzing By Earth In Amazing Detail | 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 Beas...

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...

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 ...

WATCH: Record-Setting Asteroid Flyby

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.31.2013 | Science

The big day is almost here: on Feb. 15, asteroid 2012 DA14 will come extremely close to Earth. How close exactly? Just 17,200 miles above our plan...

The Trouble With Meteors

John Geoghegan | Posted 02.22.2013 | TED Weekends
John Geoghegan

Unfortunately for us, earth has experienced at least five mass extinctions during the past 540 million years. Some scientists believe it may be as many as twenty. In other words, mass extinction events are not uncommon.

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.

NASA Says Fewer Big Asteroids Passing Near Earth Than Previously Thought

| Posted 12.05.2011 | Green

By John Matson (Click here for original article.) In a time of budget woes and falling satellites, it's nice to get a little good news from NASA. ...

Near-Earth Asteroid Caught On Film By Astronomers (PHOTO)

Wired | Betsy Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A team of astronomers from Italy captured images of the asteroid that passed by Earth Wednesday at a distance one-third that between the Earth and the...