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Apr 22, 2014 02:30 PM ET // Irene Klotz
An infrasound network detected 26 explosions between 2000 and 2013 caused by asteroids blasting apart in Earth's atmosphere.
Apr 2, 2014 04:42 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
It can be stressful being a small asteroid -- not only do they risk collision with the planets any time, they are also slowly being eroded by the sun. Continue reading →
Mar 26, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
When you think of a celestial ring system, the beautiful ringed planet Saturn will likely jump to mind. But for the first time astronomers have discovered that ring systems aren't exclusive to planetary bodies -- asteroids can have them too.
Mar 26, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Discovery News
Through a predicted celestial dance, an asteroid drifted in front of a distant star and gave astronomers an unprecedented solar system discovery.
Mar 6, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Out of the thousands of craters scarring the face of Mars, one has emerged as the likely source of most of the Martian meteorites that have been recovered on Earth.
Mar 6, 2014 12:58 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Hubble has observed some weird things since it was launched in 1990, but this is probably one of the strangest. Continue reading →
Mar 5, 2014 02:18 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
It happens 20 times a year, but the mere mention of an asteroid flying past Earth is enough to whip the tabloid press into a frenzy. Continue reading →
Mar 3, 2014 12:48 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NEOWISE has discovered its first comet since the NASA mission was rebooted, but this 'dirty snowball' is a little... different. Continue reading →
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