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Jan 29, 2015 05:19 AM ET
A recent asteroid flyby might freak some of us out a little bit, even though it was no danger to Earth. It turns out that kind of thing happens all the time.
Jan 28, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Liquid water apparently flowed on the surface of the huge asteroid Vesta briefly in the relatively recent past, a surprising new study suggests.
Jan 15, 2015 01:51 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
On Jan. 26, astronomers will be keeping their eyes peeled for a large space rock that is due to make a fast dash past the Earth-moon system.
Dec 10, 2014 06:15 PM ET // Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com
Claims that Russian scientists have discovered a huge asteroid that could threaten Earth in the near future are just not correct, according to NASA.
Dec 3, 2014 12:30 PM ET // AFP
Japan on Wednesday successfully launched a probe destined for a distant asteroid on a six-year mission, just weeks after a European spacecraft's historic landing on a comet.
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.
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