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Near Earth Asteroids

Fly Me To The Mini-Moon?

Space.com | Leonard David | Posted 04.12.2014 | Science

A manned mission to an asteroid may be quite a bit less complicated than NASA had thought. The space agency is drawing up bold plans to capture a nea...

Again? Newfound Asteroid To Give Earth Close Shave

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 03.06.2014 | Science

For the second day in a row, a space rock is going to zip close by Earth within the orbit of the moon, and you can watch the encounter live online. T...

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 webcast...

WATCH: Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks Killer Asteroids

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.25.2013 | Science

Somewhere out there in the cosmos, odds are there's a big asteroid with our name on it—one that threatens not just to give Earth a close shave but a...

WATCH: Space Agency May Do WHAT With Asteroid?

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 09.30.2013 | Science

Decades from now, people on Earth may be gearing up for an unprecedented celestial spectacle — the intentional smashing of an asteroid into the moon...

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WATCH: 3 Ways To Take Out Killer Asteroid

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.04.2014 | 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 ...

Space Rock May Be Part Of Threatening Asteroid Gang, Study Suggests

natureheader | Maggie McKee | Posted 08.04.2013 | Science

The house-sized rock that exploded spectacularly in the skies near Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February may have been a member of a gang of asteroids that...

WATCH: Bill Nye Explains How To Avert 'Armageddon'-Style Catastrophe

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.26.2013 | Science

Earth may not be facing obliteration by a Texas-sized asteroid, as it was in the 1998 flick "Armageddon" -- not yet anyway. But NASA scientists say th...

Near-Earth Space Rock Actually 'Entirely New Beast'

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 06.15.2013 | Science

A big asteroid that flew past Earth last month belongs to a new category of space rock, scientists say. Asteroid 1998 QE2 and its moon sailed within ...

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 ...

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...

Scientists Eye Two-Step Plan To Nuke Dangerous Asteroids

Posted 11.19.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 11/19/2012 11:03 AM EST on SPACE.com Destroying a dangerous asteroid with a nuclear bomb is a well-worn trope of science f...

Scary Asteroid Survey Spotlights 'Impact Hazard ' Of Space Rocks

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.17.2012 | Science

Know that space rock that wreaked havoc on the world in the 1998 action movie Armageddon? Well, that might have been fiction--but a new NASA study ide...