Asteroid

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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Asteroid hits Earth! How the doomsday scenario would play out

A 130,000-Ton asteroid will skim by near the Earth Friday. Jeffrey Kluger from TIME writes about what would happen if the asteroid were to hit the Earth. Read more »

Feb. 14, 2013

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