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Jul 24, 2014 02:25 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A comet, that was once thought to be an asteroid, has shown its true colors and unfurled a beautifully bright tail as it makes close approach with the sun. Continue reading →
Jul 1, 2014 03:48 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A well-known meteorite that was the first to be tracked by ground-based cameras as it blasted through the Earths atmosphere and quickly recovered at its Australian fall site has been identified as a geological oddity. Continue reading →
Jun 12, 2014 09:54 PM ET // Jason Major
When aircraft carrier-sized asteroid HQ124 flew past Earth last weekend, astronomers were able to acquire the best images yet of any passing asteroid, by combining the power of radar telescopes located thousands of miles apart. Continue reading →
Jun 5, 2014 06:40 PM ET // Megan Gannon, News Editor
A new-found huge asteroid, nicknamed 'The Beast,' is expected zoom by Earth this weekend.
May 16, 2014 12:13 PM ET // Mike Wall,
The upcoming mission to lasso an asteroid could also reveal how to deflect Earth-bound space rocks.
May 9, 2014 02:22 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
An asteroid approached Earth in our 'blind spot,' but a radar tag team pinged the space rock to clock its spin rate and resolve its surface features. Continue reading →
Apr 30, 2014 12:20 PM ET // Miriam Kramer,
NASA's asteroid redirect mission will help place astronaut boots on the ground, space agency officials said during an event this week.
Apr 25, 2014 12:20 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
By now we should be used to Curiosity's "firsts," but it doesn't make them any less spectacular. Continue reading →
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