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No, The Asteroid Passing Earth On Friday Is Not On A 'Near-Collision Course'
If that sounds ominously close, it's not really. Despite the breathless hyperbole from some about the asteroid "skimming
Giant Asteroid Is Headed Our Way, But NASA Says No Worries
"Monday, January 26 will be the closest asteroid 2004 BL86 will get to Earth for at least the next 200 years," Don Yeomans
Asteroid To Zoom Within 25,000 Miles Of Earth This Sunday
Asteroid 2014 RC isn't the only near-Earth object (an asteroid or comet that comes within 28 million miles of Earth) out
This Asteroid Trumps The One That Killed The Dinosaurs
Scientists believe that a huge asteroid smashed into Earth 65 million years ago, wiping out the dinosaurs. But if that errant space rock was a whopper, it was a pipsqueak compared to an asteroid that scientists now say slammed into Earth 3.26 billion years ago.
If You Think That Dino-Killing Asteroid Was Big, Wait Till You Hear About This Whopper
Pretty amazing, for sure. But the scientists say their findings help refine our ideas about ancient asteroid impacts and
NASA Maps Out Plans For Sending People To Mars, Tossing An Asteroid At The Moon
"Sequester is part of the budget for the next eight years, unless we can change it," Nelson said. "There are some of us in
Again? Newfound Asteroid To Give Earth Close Shave
Massive Asteroid To Brush Past Earth Monday (VIDEO)
By Space.com, Space.com
You can also watch the asteroid broadcast live on Space.com. Scientists estimate that 2000 EM26 is about 885 feet (270 meters
Why Aren't We Preparing for Supervolcanoes?
Evolutionary anthropologist and creator of The Advanced Apes
It isn't statistically probable that we will encounter a supervolcanic eruption within the next century (or even millennia). But it isn't statistically probable that an asteroid will hit us either, and that doesn't stop us from preparing for the worst.
Government Shutdown Grounds NASA On 55th Birthday: Asteroid Watch Offline, 17,400 Sent Home
Still, the shutdown could delay upcoming missions, including the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN), which is
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Asteroid 2013 ET Buzzes By Earth During Weekend Replete With Flybys
By Reuters, Reuters
"One of the reasons why we're finding more of these objects is that there are more people looking," Cox said. Later that
Asteroid, Earth Set For Close Encounter On March 9
Football Field-Sized Asteroid Seen By Italian Observatory | Video NEOs: Near Earth Objects - The Video Show Huge Russian
How to Avoid Meteors
USC Annenberg professor and Norman Lear Center director
No one can avoid living where a chunk of space rock explodes with the force of 20 Hiroshima bombs. But the causes of climate change, unlike the contingencies of the interstellar cosmos, are within our control.
Asteroids and Ancestors
Editor-at-Large, The Hill
It may seem far-fetched to claim that the meteor that exploded above Siberia last week deserves a footnote in the memoir I'm writing of my late parents, both prominent writers, but it's true.
Bill Nye: Asteroid 2012 DA14 Will Miss Earth By Just 15 Minutes
As the world watches for a giant asteroid to give Earth a close shave on Feb. 15, famed science educator Bill Nye suggests now is the time to get involved in asteroid-hunting.
WATCH: Bill Nye's Surprising Take On Asteroid Threat
Dinosaur Extinction & Chicxulub Asteroid Impact Most Likely Coincided, Study Says
New findings using high-precision radiometric dating analysis of debris kicked up by the impact now suggest the K-T event
Asteroid Impact & Deflection Assessment Project Planned To Save Earth From Space Rocks
Follow SPACE.com on Twitter @Spacedotcom. We're also on Facebook and Google+. The idea behind the joint US-European mission
Apophis Asteroid Threat In 2036 Is Negligible, NASA Says
Asteroid Apophis — which is the size of three and a half football fields — was discovered in June 2004 and gained infamy
In 2040, Asteroid '2011 AG5' Will Miss Earth, NASA Now Says Definitively
Some found that statement and others about the asteroid alarming, even though the risk was considered low. AG5 garnered significant
Asteroid Flyby Tonight: How To Watch 4179 Toutatis Pass Earth
Follow SPACE.com senior writer Mike Wall on Twitter @michaeldwall or SPACE.com @Spacedotcom. We're also on Facebook and Google
Asteroid & Earth Get Close Today, As House-Sized Space Rock '2012 TC4' Passes Within 59,000 Miles
If you snap a photo of asteroid 2012 TC4 in the night sky using a telescope and would like to share it with SPACE.com, send
Asteroid 2011 AG5 Won't Hit Earth In 2040, NASA Astronomers Say
Hard-to-spot asteroid Follow SPACE.com on Twitter @Spacedotcom. We're also on Facebook & Google+. What was known about 2011
Asteroid 2012 EG5 Gives Earth Close Shave On April Fools' Day
Scientists with NASA's Near-Earth Object Program at JPL and other teams of astronomers regularly monitor the sky for larger
Why Human Space Travel?
Private Astronaut, Explorers Club BOD member
Human spaceflight can and will come down in cost by a factor of 10 to 100 in the next decades. The issue is not if we should explore and homestead in space but when.
Asteroid Big As Bus On Track For Near-Miss With Earth (VIDEO)
The space rock is about 36 feet (11 meters) wide, making it much too small to pose a threat to Earth. A small asteroid will
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