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Feb 12, 2014 11:37 AM ET // AFP
On Feb. 15, 2013, during the morning commute in the skies over Chelyabinsk, Russia, modern civilization has a ringside view of what it's like to be hit by a violent cosmic event.
Feb 5, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Nicole Gugliucci
The peanut-shaped asteroid that the Japanese Hyabusa mission visited in 2005 appears to be two asteroids that merged to form Itokawa's weird form.
Nov 7, 2013 04:44 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Meteor strikes like the one that rocked the Russian city of Chelyabinsk on Feb. 15 probably happen far more frequently than previously believed -- up to 10 times more frequent. Continue reading →
Oct 28, 2013 01:23 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The U.N. is planning an "International Asteroid Warning Group" so that member nations can share data about hazardous space rocks and coordinate an interception mission should a scary space rock be identified. Continue reading →