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Aug 21, 2015 09:05 AM ET // AFP
Blogs and off-beat news sites have claimed a major asteroid will impact earth in mid-to-late September. Fortunately, they're wrong, the agency says.
Aug 20, 2015 11:37 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Could a new space rock-hunting technique improve the odds of finding near-Earth asteroids?
Aug 13, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
While passing through the trail of Comet Swift-Tuttle, our atmosphere was pummeled by the dusty debris, producing some spectacular meteors and even fireballs. Here are a few international views of this spectacular annual event.
Aug 10, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell, Space.com
The annual Perseid meteor shower will reach its peak this week, giving amateur skywatchers with clear dark skies a potentially dazzling celestial light show.
Aug 4, 2015 08:55 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's NEOWISE mission has tracked down an elusive family of asteroids that shun regular orbits in the asteroid belt, instead preferring a crazy roller coaster ride through the solar system's equatorial plane.
Aug 1, 2015 07:14 PM ET // Jason Major
On July 25, 2015, the near-Earth asteroid 1999 JD6 -- a 'contact binary -- made its closest pass of Earth in at least over a century.
Jul 21, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
An Arctic crater holds promise for figuring out how to spot something interesting on the moon or Mars, an astronaut says.
Jul 6, 2015 01:24 PM ET // Sarah Lewin, Space.com
Japanese scientists say they have a shooting-star secret formula that they hope to eject from a satellite to create on-demand meteor showers.
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