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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.
May 30, 2013 03:48 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A crowd-funding campaign to include public participation in a planned privately owned asteroid-hunting telescope was closing in on the halfway point of a $1 million goal -- in its first day. Continue reading →
Feb 17, 2010 04:40 PM ET // Robert Lamb
Humans are no strangers to ravaging the land, but the stars have proven a good deal more elusive. So far, our ethical concerns have remained limited to the contamination of extraterrestrial environments, but what will the future bring? Vatican astronomer Brother Guy J. Consolmagno weighs in.