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Jun 14, 2015 10:50 AM ET // AFP
The European space probe Philae woke up overnight after nearly seven months in hibernation.
Apr 1, 2015 09:47 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
What better way to understand how to deflect an incoming asteroid than to smash into one to see what happens?
Mar 25, 2015 11:09 PM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA plans to launch a robotic spacecraft to pick up a boulder roughly 10 feet in diameter from the surface of an asteroid and nudge it into an orbit around the moon.
Mar 23, 2015 01:51 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Two vast underground domes are buried under central Australia that researchers have realized are the scars of the biggest and most powerful asteroid impact yet found on Earth.
Feb 3, 2015 05:10 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Dawn mission has shown us unprecedented detail in dwarf planet Ceres' icy surface, but the adventure has only just begun.
Jan 28, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Liquid water apparently flowed on the surface of the huge asteroid Vesta briefly in the relatively recent past, a surprising new study suggests.
Jan 26, 2015 06:03 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA has released radar observations of the 325 meter-wide asteroid that flew safely past Earth today, but in those grainy observations, asteroid 2004 BL86 appears to have company -- a small moon.
Jan 26, 2015 08:30 AM ET // Shannon Hall, Space.com
A mountain-size asteroid will zoom past Earth Monday (Jan. 26), marking the closest pass by such a large space rock until 2027.
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