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Earth now has a plan to stop a massive near-Earth asteroid – Science Recorder


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Earth now has a plan to stop a massive near-Earth asteroid
Science Recorder
Thus, the danger of an asteroid destroying even a small part of the Earth is not an idea to be regulated to science fiction lore. Not long ago in February 2013, an asteroid falling to the Earth created an explosion in Chelyabinsk, Russia that served as
How Would the Public Be Warned of Potential Asteroid Impact?Tech Times
Asteroid early warning system: What we need to protect Earth from 'killers'Examiner.com
Time to save Earth: Asteroid early warning system announcedDaily Digest

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Posted on 24 November 2014 | 3:56 am

Sudbury Basin formed by comet, not asteroid, researcher says – CBC.ca


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Sudbury Basin formed by comet, not asteroid, researcher says
CBC.ca
It's been long believed the Sudbury Basin was shaped by an asteroid that hit the region more than a billion years ago, but a Laurentian University researcher now says it was likely a comet. The Sudbury Basin is the second largest known impact crater on …

Posted on 23 November 2014 | 4:58 pm

An asteroid, not a comet, is behind this meteor shower – St. Cloud Times


An asteroid, not a comet, is behind this meteor shower
St. Cloud Times
Usually, meteor showers are associated with a comet. But this meteor shower is due to the asteroid 3200 Phaethon, an Earth-crossing asteroid. So, we encounter its debris field every year. No, this asteroid will not hit the Earth. Don't worry! This

Posted on 23 November 2014 | 6:39 am

Asteroid Early-Warning Strategies Report Released – Discovery News


Discovery News

Asteroid Early-Warning Strategies Report Released
Discovery News
That event served as a global wake-up call — for both politicians and the public — that Earth is not impervious to "out of the blue" asteroid strikes. But how should researchers pool together the expertise of the world's many existing scientific
Future Gold Rush: Is Asteroid Mining the New Frontier?Design & Trend
Asteroid Mining To Become Reality, NASA Offers ContractsCapital OTC
Asteroid Mining is the New Flagship IndustryDumb-Out
Science Recorder -WallStreet OTC -Space Ref (press release)
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Posted on 21 November 2014 | 3:21 pm

Map: The 556 meteors and asteroids that have hit Earth’s atmosphere since 1994 – Vox


Map: The 556 meteors and asteroids that have hit Earth's atmosphere since 1994
Vox
And though we've done a good job locating all the truly massive asteroids that would lead to global annihilation, we haven't done nearly as good a job of tracking mid-sized objects that could still cause a lot of damage. In 2005, NASA was tasked with

Posted on 20 November 2014 | 2:30 pm

Asteroid Impact Threat: Experts Report on Early-Warning Strategies – Space.com


Asteroid Impact Threat: Experts Report on Early-Warning Strategies
Space.com
The danger of an asteroid smacking into Earth is a clear and present hazard, underscored by the huge fireball and shattering explosion that occurred over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February 2013. That event served as a global wake-up call — for both …

Posted on 20 November 2014 | 12:10 pm

Bennu asteroid animation reveals ambitious Osiris-Rex mission to collect samples – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Bennu asteroid animation reveals ambitious Osiris-Rex mission to collect samples
Daily Mail
For millions of years, asteroid Bennu has been assaulted by the gravity of planets as it hurtles through space. Now a new animation, dubbed 'Bennu's Journey', follows the rough life of the asteroid and how it could reveal the origin of the solar system.
The Origin of Bennu, the Asteroid NASA Hopes to Meet [VIDEO]Nature World News
Why NASA is sending a spacecraft to an asteroid to bring a piece backGizmodo
OSIRIS-REx: The Audacious Plan To Scoop An Asteroid And Fly Back To EarthUniverse Today
ENGINEERING.com
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Posted on 19 November 2014 | 2:11 pm

New Geologic Map Shows the Beauty of the Asteroid Vesta – Wired


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New Geologic Map Shows the Beauty of the Asteroid Vesta
Wired
For 15 months between 2011 and 2012, the Dawn spacecraft orbited the asteroid called Vesta, snapping high-resolution pictures of the cratered, potato-shaped rock. Scientists then spent another two and a half years poring over the images and piecing …
This Map of the Huge Asteroid Vesta Is the Best Geologic Look EverSpace.com
Amazingly Detailed New Maps of Asteroid VestaUniverse Today
Asteroid Vesta now has its own geologic mapsEarthSky
CNET -Tech Times -Sci-News.com
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Posted on 18 November 2014 | 9:26 pm

Scary New Asteroid Impact Map Shows Space Rocks Hit Us ‘All The Time’ – Huffington Post


Huffington Post

Scary New Asteroid Impact Map Shows Space Rocks Hit Us 'All The Time'
Huffington Post
If you're the sort of person who worries about asteroids, a new map from NASA's Near Earth Object Program is unlikely to offer much reassurance. It shows that during the 20-year period from 1994 to 2013, the Earth's atmosphere was hit by small
We are not Alone: Government Sensors Shed New Light on Asteroid HazardsUniverse Today
New NASA map shows Earth bombarded by asteroidsCNN
Small Asteroid Impacts Spark Fireballs in Earth's Sky Every Other WeekSpace.com
EarthSky
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Posted on 17 November 2014 | 2:04 pm

Avalanche on an asteroid, due to close pass with Earth – Science AAAS


Avalanche on an asteroid, due to close pass with Earth
Science AAAS
On Friday the 13th in April 2029, an asteroid named Apophis is expected to pass, with luck, within a hair's breadth of Earth. The space rock, about as wide as three football fields, won't do any damage to Earth—it's predicted to pass at a safe

Posted on 28 October 2014 | 7:16 pm

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Sudbury Basin formed by comet, not asteroid, researcher says

It’s been long believed the Sudbury Basin was shaped by an asteroid that hit the region more than a billion years ago, but a Laurentian University researcher now says it was likely a comet.

Posted on 22 November 2014 | 10:00 am

NASA Announces New Opportunities for Public Participation in Asteroid Grand Challenge

NASA Announces New Opportunities for Public Participation in Asteroid Grand Challenge

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 9:24 pm

Asteroid Early-Warning Strategies Report Released

A United Nations team has been deliberating over the years regarding the gathering and analysis of near-Earth object (NEO) data.

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 3:24 pm

Asteroid Impact Threat: Experts Report on Early-Warning Strategies

The danger of an asteroid smacking into Earth is a clear and present hazard, underscored by the huge fireball and shattering explosion that occurred over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February 2013. That event served as a global wake-up call — for both politicians and the public — that Earth is not impervious to "out of the blue" asteroid strikes. For its part, a dedicated United Nations Action Team …

Posted on 20 November 2014 | 10:29 pm

This Map of the Huge Asteroid Vesta Is the Best Geologic Look Ever

High-resolution new maps show the cratered, rocky surface of the huge asteroid Vesta in unprecedented detail, researchers say. Images captured by NASA's Dawn spacecraft were woven together to create geologic maps of the giant asteroid Vesta. The maps — the most detailed ones yet of of Vesta's surface features — serve as a geologic record of the asteroid that astronomers can compare to other …

Posted on 19 November 2014 | 3:03 pm

Asteroid rockhounds rejoice: NASA unveils geologic map of Vesta

Vesta, an asteroid the size of Arizona, gets its own geologic map showing its history of meteorite impact craters over its billions of years of existence.

Posted on 18 November 2014 | 7:46 pm

Violent Asteroid Collision Recreated with High-Speed Cannon (Video)

Scientists recently got a close look at the craggy surface of Vesta, the second most massive body in the asteroid belt, thanks to NASA's Dawn probe. "Vesta got hammered," Peter Schultz, a professor of earth, environmental, and planetary sciences at Brown University in Rhode Island, said in a statement. To get a better idea of how that reverberation played out, Schultz and colleagues turned to a …

Posted on 10 November 2014 | 7:09 pm

NASA's Plan to Visit an Asteroid Faces a Rocky Start

America's keystone human spaceflight mission for the next decade may be over before it begins — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Posted on 10 November 2014 | 1:03 pm

Is bagging an asteroid the best way to get to Mars?

NASA plans to redirect an asteroid into the moon's orbit so that astronauts can examine it and take samples. But a planetary scientist from MIT says this is putting us on the wrong path for future space exploration.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 9:04 pm

NASA's Asteroid-Capture Mission Won't Help Astronauts Reach Mars: Scientist

NASA's bold asteroid-capture mission is an expensive distraction that does little to advance the agency's overarching goal of getting humans to Mars, one prominent researcher argues. For the past 18 months, NASA has been working on a plan to drag an entire near-Earth asteroid, or a boulder plucked from a large space rock, into lunar orbit using a robotic probe. NASA officials say this "Asteroid …

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 6:33 pm