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NASA aims to capture asteroids, park them in space for astronauts to explore

NASA is zeroing in on the asteroids it wants to capture, haul near the moon and have astronauts visit. Read more »

June 19, 2014

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Dark, massive asteroid to fly by Earth on May 31

It's 1.7 miles long. Its surface is covered in a sticky black substance similar to the gunk at the bottom of a barbecue. If it impacted Earth it would probably result... Read more »

May 18, 2013

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NASA to lasso asteroid, park it near the moon

NASA is planning for a robotic spaceship to lasso a small asteroid and park it near the moon for astronauts to explore, a top senator said Friday. Read more »

April 5, 2013

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Suitcase-sized satellite launched to hunt asteroids, space junk

A rocket carrying seven new satellites, including the first spacecraft designed to hunt huge asteroids and two of the world's smallest space telescopes, launched into... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2013

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2 space rocks hours apart point out danger

A space rock even bigger than the meteor that exploded like an atom bomb over Russia could drop out of the sky unannounced at any time and wreak havoc on a city. And... Read more »

Feb. 15, 2013

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About 1,100 injured when meteor exploded with power of an atomic bomb in Russia (+videos)

A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb Friday, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and... Read more »

Feb. 15, 2013

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