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Beware Falling Rocks: Asteroid Day Will Highlight Impact Risks – Space.com


Space.com

Beware Falling Rocks: Asteroid Day Will Highlight Impact Risks
Space.com
An international band of asteroid experts gathered Tuesday to discuss the future of asteroid research and avoidance in preparation for the second annual Asteroid Day. On June 30, 1908, a large meteorite or comet exploded above the remote Russian …
100-foot-wide asteroid to make close pass by Earth next monthWXIA-TV
Russians Want To Launch An ICBM At A Near-Earth Asteroid And Nuke It In 2036Jalopnik
Russia To Convert ICBMs Into Anti-Asteroid MissilesPopular Mechanics
The News Journal –The Mary Sue –Press TV
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Posted on 12 February 2016 | 7:36 pm

Fate of asteroid retrieval mission uncertain – The Space Reporter


The Space Reporter

Fate of asteroid retrieval mission uncertain
The Space Reporter
Plans to move an asteroid using a robotic spacecraft to a location near the Moon, so astronauts could land on it sometime during the 2020s, remain in a state of limbo. Landing astronauts on an asteroid as a precursor to a crewed Mars mission was

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Posted on 12 February 2016 | 5:41 am

Asteroid Whizzing By Earth Could Come Closer Than The Moon – Patch.com


Patch.com

Asteroid Whizzing By Earth Could Come Closer Than The Moon
Patch.com
An asteroid nearly two times the size of a meteor that exploded over Russia in 2013 will make a close flyby of Earth next month, NASA says, but it doesn't pose any threat to our home planet, at least this year. Scientists have estimated that the
Have UFO Hunters Just Spotted An Alien Ship Orbiting An Asteroid?Yahoo News UK
UFO Hunters Claim Proof Of NASA Cover-Up: 70-Meter UFO Orbiting Near-Earth Asteroid Is Proof Of Alien UFO The Inquisitr
This infographic shows how likely it is you'll die an unnatural deathScienceAlert

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Posted on 11 February 2016 | 4:17 pm

NASA’s asteroid mission isn’t dead—yet – Ars Technica


Ars Technica

NASA's asteroid mission isn't dead—yet
Ars Technica
Even after searching for a couple of years, scientists couldn't find a suitable asteroid that came close enough to Earth for astronauts to reach it in a timely manner, and the Orion vehicle NASA was building could only support a crew for 21 days in
First Details of the 2017 NASA Budget RequestThe Planetary Society (blog)
We're Entering a Golden Age of Space Tourism Propaganda [Updated]Gizmodo

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Posted on 10 February 2016 | 10:23 pm

Could NASA be lying to us about huge UFO orbiting asteroid near the Earth? – Mirror.co.uk


Mirror.co.uk

Could NASA be lying to us about huge UFO orbiting asteroid near the Earth?
Mirror.co.uk
But UFO enthusiasts have accused the space agency of lying and have insisted the UFO is actually a space ship. In this video, Tyler of Secureteam10 , explains why he thinks the object spotted on asteroid 2004 BL86 when it passed 199,600 km from Earth

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Posted on 10 February 2016 | 10:20 pm

Medium-Size Asteroid Hit Could Unleash Ice Age – Discovery News


Discovery News

Medium-Size Asteroid Hit Could Unleash Ice Age
Discovery News
A strike by a medium-size asteroid could change Earth's climate dramatically for a few years, making life difficult for people around the world, a new study suggests. Such an impact on land (as opposed to at sea) could cause average global temperatures
World would suffer an ICE AGE if even a small asteroid crashes into EarthExpress.co.uk
Scientists think a medium-size asteroid impact could cause a mini ice ageSlashGear

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Posted on 10 February 2016 | 1:58 pm

NASA answers conspiracy theorists – says there’s ‘no possibility’ asteroid TX68 will hit Earth next month – Mirror.co.uk


Mirror.co.uk

NASA answers conspiracy theorists – says there's 'no possibility' asteroid TX68 will hit Earth next month
Mirror.co.uk
There is "no possibility" that the asteroid TX68 will collide with Earth as it passes our planet on March 5, NASA has confirmed. The 100ft-wide rock has already passed Earth once , two years ago, and will miss us this time by a minimum of 11,000 miles.
NASA: Big Asteroid Could Pass Near Earth Next MonthVoice of America (blog)
Medium-Size Asteroid Strike Could Unleash a Mini Ice AgeSpace.com
Asteroid to zoom past Earth in March flyby – but how close will it come?Telegraph.co.uk
Mother Nature Network –Daily Mail –Slate Magazine (blog)
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Posted on 10 February 2016 | 11:34 am

Image: Landing on an asteroid – Phys.Org


Phys.Org

Image: Landing on an asteroid
Phys.Org
The asteroid body in question is just 170 m in diameter – the smaller body of the binary Didymos system – so roughly the same size as the Great Pyramid of Giza. It orbits just 1.2 km above the larger 800-m diameter primary Didymos asteroid (shown in
ESA's Asteroid Micro-LanderSpace Ref (press release)

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Posted on 10 February 2016 | 11:24 am

European Space Agency to join Brian May’s Asteroid Day – The Guardian


The Guardian

European Space Agency to join Brian May's Asteroid Day
The Guardian
The European Space Agency will host a press conference today to announce that they are a partner on Asteroid Day 2016. Taking place on 30 June 2016, this is a global initiative to raise awareness of the threat from near-Earth objects. Asteroids are the …
Asteroid Day Aims to "Protect Our Planet" From "1 Million" AsteroidsInverse
Asteroid Day 2016 Under WaySpace Ref (press release)

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Posted on 9 February 2016 | 11:59 am

How the March asteroid flyby shows Earth on alert – Christian Science Monitor


Christian Science Monitor

How the March asteroid flyby shows Earth on alert
Christian Science Monitor
A 100-foot asteroid will complete its second trip past the Earth in March. Asteroid 2013 TX68 first flew past Earth roughly two years ago, but never got closer than 1.3 million miles. This year, scientists expect the small asteroid to come much closer
100-Foot Asteroid to Buzz Earth Next MonthDiscovery News
Asteroid 2013 TX68: 5 Fast Facts You Need to KnowHeavy.com
Uncertainties, still, for asteroid 2013 TX68EarthSky
CBS News –AOL News –Universe Today
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Posted on 6 February 2016 | 5:16 pm

Asteroid – Bing News

An asteroid is going to swoop uncomfortably close to Earth

SKY WATCHERS TAKE note: An asteroid is going to shoot across the sky on 5 March — and it may come close enough that you can actually see it with a telescope. Before you panic: no, it’s not going to hit us — though it’s going to come …

Posted on 13 February 2016 | 3:25 am

Beware Falling Rocks: Asteroid Day Will Highlight Impact Risks

An international band of asteroid experts gathered Tuesday to discuss the future of asteroid research and avoidance in preparation for the second annual Asteroid Day. On June 30, 1908, a large meteorite or comet exploded above the remote Russian …

Posted on 12 February 2016 | 2:20 pm

Asteroid Armageddon rocks Natural History museum

Quick quiz: What’s more likely to kill you? A spider bite, an amusement park ride,\ or a massive iron-packed asteroid hurtling towards Earth? If you picked the rickety roller coaster, you’d be right. But that doesn’t stop doomsdayers from warning of …

Posted on 12 February 2016 | 8:52 am

UFO Hunters Claim Proof Of NASA Cover-Up: 70-Meter UFO Orbiting Near-Earth Asteroid Is Proof Of Alien UFO Presence In Our Solar System [Video]

Following the recent alleged video evidence that asteroid 2012 DA14, which zipped past Earth at a distance of about 17,200 miles (27,000 kilometers) shortly after the February 2013 Chelyabinsk meteor incident was an “asteroid buster” UFO stationed in …

Posted on 11 February 2016 | 2:39 pm

NASA’s asteroid mission isn’t dead—yet

NASA’s asteroid mission calls for a robotic spacecraft to grab a boulder from an asteroid and return it to cislunar space. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Back in 2010 President Obama wanted to distance himself from the space exploration programs …

Posted on 10 February 2016 | 4:17 pm

Medium-Size Asteroid Hit Could Unleash Ice Age

Feb 10, 2016 08:43 AM ET // by Mike Wall, Space.com Related Links Flyby Asteroid Has its Own Moon Chicxulub Crater’s Dino-Destroying Mystery To Be Probed Snowball Earth All Cracked Up A strike by a medium-size asteroid could change Earth’s climate …

Posted on 10 February 2016 | 6:27 am

Asteroid to zip by Earth in March, and it’s 50% bigger than the one that exploded over Russia

Most people don’t give much thought to the rocks that are continuously swirling around the solar system until one gets too close to our planet, like the meteor that dramatically exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, almost three years ago. The aerial …

Posted on 9 February 2016 | 1:49 pm

How the March asteroid flyby shows Earth on alert

Earth can expect an asteroid flyby in March, NASA says. A 100-foot asteroid will complete its second trip past the Earth in March. Asteroid 2013 TX68 first flew past Earth roughly two years ago, but never got closer than 1.3 million miles. This year …

Posted on 9 February 2016 | 6:36 am

Medium-Size Asteroid Strike Could Unleash a Mini Ice Age

A strike by a medium-size asteroid could change Earth’s climate dramatically for a few years, making life difficult for people around the world, a new study suggests. Such an impact on land (as opposed to at sea) could cause average global temperatures to …

Posted on 9 February 2016 | 5:14 am

Asteroid 2013 TX68 to Buzz Earth at 32,212 MPH in March

Asteroid 2013 TX68 will buzz Earth in March, possibly coming as close as only 11,000 miles, much closer than the 1.3 million miles the space rock passed our planet in 2013. Scientists at the space agency’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies in Pasadena …

Posted on 8 February 2016 | 9:03 am