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Nov 28, 2014 04:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Following a successful mission to return samples from an asteroid to Earth, Japan is poised to launch a follow-on expedition, with hopes of finding organics.
Nov 21, 2014 10:15 AM ET // Space.com
A United Nations team has been deliberating over the years regarding the gathering and analysis of near-Earth object (NEO) data.
Nov 5, 2014 12:05 PM ET
In just 15 years, Earth will get a kind of close but not threatening flyby from an asteroid called Apophis, a football-field-sized space traveler that's going to experience an avalanche or three, thanks to Earth's gravity.
Oct 30, 2014 12:10 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
NASA's bold asteroid-capture mission is an expensive distraction that does little to advance the agency's overarching goal of getting humans to Mars, one prominent researcher argues.
Oct 8, 2014 03:16 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's next-generation spacecraft is nearing completion and its first ambitious foray into space is planned for December. Continue reading →
Sep 9, 2014 11:40 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Some craters can be deceiving. Continue reading →
Sep 8, 2014 10:50 AM ET // AFP
Amazingly, in a sprawling city of 1.2 million people, the impact near the international airport did not cause any known injuries.
Sep 4, 2014 05:46 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
On Sunday (Sept. 7), a house-sized interplanetary interloper will fly past Earth at a distance of only 20,000 miles -- that's one-tenth of the distance from the Earth to the moon. Continue reading →
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