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Innovative Study Supports Asteroid Initiative, Journey To Mars – Space Ref (press release)


Space Ref (press release)

Innovative Study Supports Asteroid Initiative, Journey To Mars
Space Ref (press release)
Whether creating new robotic spacecraft to explore asteroids or developing space habitats for our journey to Mars, innovative thinking is key to our success. NASA leads the federal government in cutting edge methods for conceptualizing and then

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Posted on 28 August 2015 | 11:51 pm

Asteroids loom as the new Klondike for Seattle region’s space industry – GeekWire


GeekWire

Asteroids loom as the new Klondike for Seattle region's space industry
GeekWire
At least that's the vision laid out by entrepreneurs who are laying the groundwork in Seattle — and in space — for what they hope will be a multitrillion-dollar asteroid mining industry. “I do believe that the first trillion is going to be made in

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 8:52 pm

Asteroid ‘headed to destroy Earth’ almost certainly isn’t real, Nasa says – The Independent


The Independent

Asteroid 'headed to destroy Earth' almost certainly isn't real, Nasa says
The Independent
This week, news reports of “prophet” Efrain Rodriguez's claim that an asteroid is about to hit Puerto Rico and destroy the Earth resurfaced, ahead of the expected apocalypse sometime between September 15 and 28. But Nasa has already denied that …
Nasa rubbishes claims asteroid 'will destroy Earth in four weeks' as it won't Mirror.co.uk
Asteroid to Hit Earth Four Weeks From Now, Theorist ClaimsRealty Today
Asteroid 'To Destroy Earth In Four Weeks'? NASA Denies Apocalypse Conspiracy Design & Trend
First to Know -KMOV.com -Closer
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Posted on 28 August 2015 | 8:47 am

2015 QM3: A Newly Discovered Near-Earth Asteroid – Slate Magazine (blog)


Slate Magazine (blog)

2015 QM3: A Newly Discovered Near-Earth Asteroid
Slate Magazine (blog)
But there's a substantial population of asteroids where the rocks spend most of their time inside Earth's orbit, closer to the Sun. These little beasties are hard to find because they tend not to stray too far from the Sun in the sky, so they're up

Posted on 25 August 2015 | 4:15 pm

No, There Won’t Be a Giant Asteroid Impact Next Month – Slate Magazine (blog)


Slate Magazine (blog)

No, There Won't Be a Giant Asteroid Impact Next Month
Slate Magazine (blog)
"There is no scientific basis—not one shred of evidence—that an asteroid or any other celestial object will impact Earth on those dates," said Paul Chodas, manager of NASA's Near-Earth Object office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena
Is Earth facing a threat of an asteroid collision in September? NASA says stop myfox8.com
Nasa denies asteroid apocalypse rumours (again)New Statesman
NASA slams fake prophecies, says no asteroid will hit Earth in the next 100 yearsInternational Business Times AU
UPI.com
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Posted on 25 August 2015 | 4:10 pm

Nasa cameras for asteroid sampling mission delivered – E&T magazine


E&T magazine

Nasa cameras for asteroid sampling mission delivered
E&T magazine
When the spacecraft achieves its rendezvous with Bennu in 2018 it will survey the asteroid, obtain a sample and return it to Earth by 2023. Completing this mission will require it to locate and map the asteroid before choosing a safe and interesting
OSIRIS-Rex to observe Tiny Asteroid BennuWest Texas News
NASA Preps Three Cameras To Map 2018 Asteroid MissionTalk Radio News Service

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Posted on 25 August 2015 | 3:27 pm

NASA Assures The World Is Not Scheduled To End Next Month – Forbes


Forbes

NASA Assures The World Is Not Scheduled To End Next Month
Forbes
For years now, Reverend Efrain Rodriguez has been predicting via YouTube and elsewhere that rapturous destruction will be visited upon the Earth by a large asteroid or comet that will smack a spot in the Atlantic Ocean near Puerto Rico, triggering a …
NASA would like to assure everyone that a giant asteroid is not about to Quartz
No, An Asteroid Won't Destroy Earth in September | The Weather ChannelThe Weather Channel
​NASA: No, an asteroid is not about to destroy the worldCBS News
NBCNews.com
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Posted on 21 August 2015 | 4:44 pm

Preventing Armageddon: The Economic Hurdles Of Asteroid Defense – NPR


Preventing Armageddon: The Economic Hurdles Of Asteroid Defense
NPR
Some scientists say we should be doing more to protect the Earth from asteroids. The technical issues are relatively easy, but the economics of asteroid defense are much harder. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: On a Friday morning two years ago, an asteroid …

Posted on 20 August 2015 | 8:50 pm

Oddball Asteroid Outcasts Spied by Infrared Space Telescope – Discovery News


Astronomy Magazine

Oddball Asteroid Outcasts Spied by Infrared Space Telescope
Discovery News
NASA's NEOWISE mission has tracked down an elusive family of asteroids that shun regular orbits in the asteroid belt, instead preferring a crazy roller coaster ride through the solar system's equatorial plane. ANALYSIS: Russian Meteor: How Many Tiny …
Tracking a mysterious group of asteroid outcastsAstronomy Magazine
Tracking an oddball group of near-Earth asteroidsEarthSky
NASA's NEOWISE tracks Euphrosyne asteroid family back to birthplaceNature World Report

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Posted on 5 August 2015 | 1:08 am

Helpful Tips For Nuking An Asteroid – National Geographic


National Geographic

Helpful Tips For Nuking An Asteroid
National Geographic
We would need to know the ideal proximity and yield of the explosive device, as well as the asteroid's physical properties. Is it porous and rocky, or dense and metallic, such as the 150-foot-wide iron-nickel object that fell to Earth 50,000 years ago
Eerie New Asteroid Video Reveals Giant 'Space Peanut'Huffington Post
8 Giant Asteroids That Flew Uncomfortably Close to EarthPC Magazine
Peanut-shaped near-Earth asteroid 1999 JD6 imaged by radarAstronomy Now Online
Daily Mail -io9
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Posted on 3 August 2015 | 2:25 pm

Asteroid – Bing News

Humans have FOUR WEEKS to live as GIANT ASTEROID heads for Earth, claims conspiracy nut

Conspiracists believe our world will be destroyed by a planet-ending asteroid which will strike between September 21 and 28. Efrain Rodriguez, a self-proclaimed “messenger of God” from Puerto Rico, believes a prophecy – linked to blood moons – will …

Posted on 29 August 2015 | 9:09 am

Asteroid to Hit Earth Four Weeks From Now, Theorist Claims

Earth’s destruction was depicted in many ways in the film and writing industry. Perhaps that’s one of the many influences of so-called conspiracy theorist to present and promulgate their theories about the end of the world. The headline suggest about a …

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 5:50 pm

Innovative Study Supports Asteroid Initiative, Journey To Mars

Innovation is a primary tool for problem solving at NASA. Whether creating new robotic spacecraft to explore asteroids or developing space habitats for our journey to Mars, innovative thinking is key to our success. NASA leads the federal government in …

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 4:56 pm

Huge Asteroid Expected to Destroy Earth In September Causes Widespread Panic

Some people are claiming that sometime between September 21 and September 28 a gigantic asteroid will hit Earth and kill us all. The asteroid in question is supposedly a space rock that is 2.5 miles wide and is expected to hit Puerto Rico first …

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 12:12 pm

New technique detects smaller asteroids

It’s happened before. Just ask the dinosaurs whose long reign as top dog on the planet was cut short 65 million years ago by a 10-km asteroid that hit Earth near the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico. Astronomers are eager to find out if more asteroids are …

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 5:38 am

While You Were on Vacation, a Chunk of Ice the Size of an Asteroid Fell Into the Ocean

Imagine Manhattan buried under a thousand feet of ice. That’s how much of Greenland’s Jakobshavn Glacier fell into the Arctic Ocean last week, becoming a 7.8-square-mile iceberg. “As a single event, this is a fairly rare size,” said Twila Moon, an …

Posted on 27 August 2015 | 1:00 am

What is the asteroid belt?

In the 18th century, observations made of all the known planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) led astronomers to discern a pattern in their orbits. Eventually, this led to the Titius–Bode law, which predicted the amount of space …

Posted on 24 August 2015 | 11:47 am

Asteroid 2012 TT5 Is The ‘Killer Rock’ — Asteroid Will Impact Earth On September 24, Doom-Mongers Say

Following doomsday predictions that an asteroid impact that triggers widespread extinction of species would occur between September 22 and 28, conspiracy theorists have been speculating about the “near-Earth asteroid” that would cause the predicted …

Posted on 23 August 2015 | 8:10 pm

September asteroid to wipe out Americas? NASA compelled to squash doomsday rumor

NASA wants to put a lid on the latest doomsday rumors that report a huge asteroid is on its way and due to hit Earth somewhere near Puerto Rico. The rumors predict that this asteroid will wipe out much of the Americas and they offer a time table window for …

Posted on 22 August 2015 | 9:34 am

Asteroid will not destroy Earth next month: NASA

Washington (AFP) – The world can breathe easy. A giant asteroid is not hurtling towards Earth about to wipe out much of the Americas, NASA has felt compelled to explain following a swirl of online rumors. Blogs and off-beat news sites have claimed a major …

Posted on 21 August 2015 | 4:21 am



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