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Apr 8, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The primordial planet believed to have smashed into baby Earth, creating a cloud of debris that eventually formed into the moon, was chemically a near-match to Earth.
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.
Mar 5, 2015 11:45 AM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA's Dawn mission is about to arrive in orbit around Ceres and the hunt for the dwarf planet's past (and possibly present) habitable potential is on.
Mar 3, 2015 03:18 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Dawn spacecraft is about to make its second and final stop during its exploration of the asteroid belt and it is already returning some stunning images that are creating more questions than answers.
Feb 25, 2015 02:40 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As NASA's Dawn mission slowly spirals in on its dwarf planet target, Ceres' alien landscape is becoming sharper by the day.
Feb 17, 2015 12:01 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Dawn probe is slowly closing in on its final destination and new observations of the dwarf planet Ceres are revealing a fascinatingly complex little world.
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