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Early-Warning System Aims To Stop Space Rock Surprises

Posted 02.27.2013 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 02/20/2013 10:25 AM EST on SPACE.com After the close shave asteroid 2012 DA14 gave Earth last week and the unexpect...

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...

We'll Never Know What Hit Us

Chris Abraham | Posted 02.19.2013 | TED Weekends
Chris Abraham

Will we again be hit by the sort of asteroid that ended the dinosaurs? Probably, but we'll never see it coming; in fact, we already missed it if we can assume that maybe we've been threatened by menacing space junk in the past and our modern technologies might have already prevented us from a painful case of mass extinction.

Scientists Push Ambitious Plan To Avert Asteroid Disaster

Posted 06.08.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 06/08/2012 06:58 AM EDT on SPACE.com The nations of the world need to work together to develop a warning and communicat...

Apollo Astronaut Puts Spotlight On Looming Asteroid Risk

Posted 03.13.2012 | Science

By: Leonard David Published: 03/12/2012 06:09 PM EDT on SPACE.com A massive asteroid that may be on a collision course with Earth should be stud...

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.