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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 →
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 →
Mar 5, 2014 02:18 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
It happens 20 times a year, but the mere mention of an asteroid flying past Earth is enough to whip the tabloid press into a frenzy. Continue reading →
Mar 3, 2014 12:48 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NEOWISE has discovered its first comet since the NASA mission was rebooted, but this 'dirty snowball' is a little... different. Continue reading →
Feb 5, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Nicole Gugliucci
The peanut-shaped asteroid that the Japanese Hyabusa mission visited in 2005 appears to be two asteroids that merged to form Itokawa's weird form.
Jan 2, 2014 02:08 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For only the second time in history, an asteroid has hit Earth that was discovered hours before impact. Continue reading →
Dec 19, 2013 04:52 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) is back in the business of tracking down near-Earth objects after a two-year sabbatical. Continue reading →
Oct 8, 2013 06:18 PM ET // Jason Major
There's an asteroid out there with our name on it, and we've got 866 years to figure out how to stop it. Continue reading →
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