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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 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 →
Feb 27, 2014 09:10 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
If you had to imagine the weirdest-looking space rock, you might imagine the form of asteroid 624 Hektor -- its moon is also an oddity. Continue reading →
Feb 25, 2014 11:30 PM ET // Jason Major
Earlier this month, a peanut-shaped asteroid buzzed Earth and astronomers managed to image it using radar. Continue reading →
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