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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 →
Aug 12, 2013 04:43 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A picture is usually worth a thousand words; this picture is worth over a thousand potentially hazardous asteroids. Continue reading →
Jun 25, 2013 04:59 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The good news: NASA has discovered the 10,000th near-Earth object (NEO). The bad news: At least 100,000 are still out there. Continue reading →
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