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Aug 21, 2015 09:05 AM ET // AFP
Blogs and off-beat news sites have claimed a major asteroid will impact earth in mid-to-late September. Fortunately, they're wrong, the agency says.
Aug 20, 2015 11:37 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Could a new space rock-hunting technique improve the odds of finding near-Earth asteroids?
Aug 4, 2015 08:55 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's NEOWISE mission has tracked down an elusive family of asteroids that shun regular orbits in the asteroid belt, instead preferring a crazy roller coaster ride through the solar system's equatorial plane.
Aug 1, 2015 07:14 PM ET // Jason Major
On July 25, 2015, the near-Earth asteroid 1999 JD6 -- a 'contact binary -- made its closest pass of Earth in at least over a century.
Jul 27, 2015 12:25 PM ET
This week an asteroid passed by Earth that was worth an estimated 5 trillion dollars in platinum. Big bucks, out there for the taking! Is it possible to mine precious metals in space?
Jul 1, 2015 03:59 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Is there an astronomy story lurking somewhere amid the magic and the dragons and the 'Winter Is Coming' proclamations?
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.
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