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NASA Asteroid Hunting Program Off Track – The Weather Channel


The Inquisitr

NASA Asteroid Hunting Program Off Track
The Weather Channel
The Near-Earth Object Program uses telescopes both on the ground and in space to find and track the orbits of asteroids that pass within 28 million miles of Earth, in the hopes of predicting dangerous asteroid impacts before they happen. In 2005
Asteroid Calculators Developed by Universities to Teach People About Impact Headlines & Global News
NASA Inspector General lobs big rocks at agency's asteroid hunting programNetwork World
Will asteroid mining ever be profitable?Vox
The Inquisitr -Sci-Tech Today -Huffington Post UK
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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 5:30 pm

Asteroid Science: How ‘Armageddon’ Got It Wrong – Yahoo News


International Business Times UK

Asteroid Science: How 'Armageddon' Got It Wrong
Yahoo News
WAIMEA, Hawaii — In the 1998 movie "Armageddon," an asteroid the size of Texas threatens to collide with Earth in 18 days. To save the planet from destruction, a ragtag team of deep-sea oil drillers volunteers to divert the massive space rock by
Armageddon vs Deep Impact: Astronomer Picks Holes In Blockbuster ScienceInternational Business Times UK

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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 4:47 pm

Watch: NASA video shows fireball produced by 175-pound asteroid chunk – NJ.com


USA TODAY

Watch: NASA video shows fireball produced by 175-pound asteroid chunk
NJ.com
A 175-pound chunk of asteroid produced the fireball seen streaking across the night sky by hundreds of people in the mid-Atlantic region on Sunday night, according to NASA. As of this afternoon, more than 230 people had reported sightings of the
More Than 300 People Spot Falling FireballNature World News

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Posted on 16 September 2014 | 9:21 pm

NASA is supposed to spot 90% of dangerous asteroids by 2020. It’s at 10% – Vox


The Guardian

NASA is supposed to spot 90% of dangerous asteroids by 2020. It's at 10%
Vox
According to NASA inspector general Paul Martin, only about 10 percent of these asteroids have been spotted so far, despite a tenfold increase in funding since 2009 for the program responsible. For the audit, the agency confirmed it will not reach the
Nasa will 'miss goal to find 90% of nearby potentially dangerous asteroids'The Guardian
NASA inspector blasts asteroid protection programFox News
NASA's Watchdog Office Criticizes Asteroid-Hunting ProgramNBCNews.com
Gizmodo -AL.com
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Posted on 16 September 2014 | 6:42 pm

Asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs also ‘reset plant species’: Impact caused … – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs also 'reset plant species': Impact caused
Daily Mail
Around 66 million years ago, a six mile-wide (10km) asteroid smashed into the Earth off Mexico's Yucatan peninsular. The impact wiped out three quarters of all plant and animal species – including the dinosaurs – triggering mega-tsunami, wildfires
Why the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs was great news for Earth's plantsIrish Examiner
Asteroid Strike Must Have Wiped Out the Dinosaurs but Helped Flowering Plants Capital OTC
Dinosaur-killing meteorite remade the plant kingdomTech Times
Yahoo News UK -Christian Science Monitor
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Posted on 16 September 2014 | 6:03 pm

Undersea ‘Asteroid Mission’ Wraps Up Off Florida Coast – Space.com


Undersea 'Asteroid Mission' Wraps Up Off Florida Coast
Space.com
Astronauts don't typically need to contend with turtles or fish in the middle of a spacewalk. But a team of spacefarers learned how to manage these distractions during a just-finished undersea mission that simulated asteroid exploration. The crew of

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 11:11 am

Is asteroid mining legal? Congress wants to make it so. – Vox


Is asteroid mining legal? Congress wants to make it so.
Vox
A few different companies have recently announced grand plans to mine asteroids for precious metals and other materials. But in addition to all the technological hurdles that would need to be cleared to make this possible, there's an obstacle of a much …
NASA to Send Sample-Return Mission to Earth-Bound Asteroid [Video]Scientific American
Congressional Hearing Slams Feasibility Of Commercial Asteroid Miningio9
Managua explosion not linked to asteroid, NASA suggestsArizona Daily Star (blog)
iTWire
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Posted on 11 September 2014 | 7:43 pm

You Can (Digitally) Destroy Your City With An Asteroid Strike – Huffington Post


RedOrbit

You Can (Digitally) Destroy Your City With An Asteroid Strike
Huffington Post
As Vox.com reported this week, Killer Asteroids, an online application run by the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado, lets you simulate hurling projectiles from space at Earth, and then walks you through the scope of the damage from the impact.
Local organization awarded grant for asteroid tracking softwareThehour.com
NASA Identifying Candidate Asteroids For Redirect MissionRedOrbit

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Posted on 10 September 2014 | 12:38 pm

An asteroid just missed Earth. We won’t always be so lucky – Vox


SFGate

An asteroid just missed Earth. We won't always be so lucky
Vox
On Sunday, the asteroid was small and far enough away that you wouldn't have be able to see it without a telescope. But it'd be great if we can use this sort of near-miss to rouse us from our species-wide slumber, and make asteroid detection more of a
Close call with asteroid over weekend illustrates riskSFGate
Newly found asteroid to pass close to Earth on SundayCNN
The Killer Asteroids project Interactive map shows how you'd affected if Earth Daily Mail
WRAL.com -People Magazine
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Posted on 8 September 2014 | 1:01 pm

Newfound asteroid will give Earth super-close shave on Sunday – Fox News


Fox News

Newfound asteroid will give Earth super-close shave on Sunday
Fox News
Earth is about to have a close encounter with a house-sized asteroid on Sunday (Sept. 7), when a space rock discovered just days ago will zoom by our planet at a range closer than some satellites. But have no fear, NASA says the asteroid won't hit Earth.
Newly discovered asteroid will narrowly miss Earth on SundayWashington Post (blog)
Asteroid to safely pass close to Earth on SundayAstronomy Magazine
Asteroid Will Zoom Within 25000 Miles of EarthABC News
Slate Magazine (blog)
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Posted on 5 September 2014 | 1:36 pm

Asteroid – Yahoo News Search Results

Undersea 'Asteroid Mission' Wraps Up Off Florida Coast

The crew of NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations 19 (NEEMO 19) lived in the Aquarius lab, which is located 62 feet (19 meters) beneath the waves off the coast of Key Largo, Florida. NEEMO 19 commander Randy Bresnik, a veteran of the STS-129 space shuttle mission in 2009, observed that a fish swimming by is actually not all that different from the distractions that may present themselves …

Posted on 18 September 2014 | 10:09 am

Asteroid Science: How 'Armageddon' Got It Wrong

In the 1998 movie "Armageddon," an asteroid the size of Texas threatens to collide with Earth in 18 days. To save the planet from destruction, a ragtag team of deep-sea oil drillers volunteers to divert the massive space rock by burying a nuclear bomb beneath its surface and blasting it into two pieces that will fly past Earth. But despite its entertainment value, the film is fantastically …

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 4:03 pm

Asteroid 2014 RC Is Buzzing Earth This Weekend: See It Online Tonight

Tonight, the online Slooh Community Observatory will set its sights on the near-Earth asteroid 2014 RC — which Slooh nicknamed "Pitbull" — in a one-hour webcast featuring live views of the asteroid, as well as the famed Helix nebula. The 60-foot-wide (20 meters) asteroid poses no threat of hitting Earth when it makes its closest approach on Sunday (Sept. 7), NASA officials have said. The Helix …

Posted on 6 September 2014 | 3:06 pm

House-sized asteroid to buzz Earth on Sunday

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) – A recently discovered asteroid about the size of a house will make a relatively close pass by Earth on Sunday, flying just past the communication satellites that circle the planet, scientists said. NASA said the asteroid, known as 2014 RC, poses no threat, though at its closest approach it will be only about one-tenth the distance to the moon, or …

Posted on 5 September 2014 | 9:50 pm

Asteroid to buzz Earth this weekend

Asteroid will come within one-tenth of the distance between here and the moon

Posted on 5 September 2014 | 6:26 pm

Watch Out for That Asteroid: Earth in a Cosmic Shooting Gallery

Asteroid 2014 RC, Big as a House and Discovered Just Last Week, to Fly Between Earth and Moon

Posted on 5 September 2014 | 4:38 pm

Asteroid: Earth will get buzzed by an asteroid on Sunday

Asteroid 2014 RC will pass within 22,000 miles of New Zealand at 2:18 on Sunday, coming closer than geosynchronous and weather satellites orbiting Earth.

Posted on 5 September 2014 | 3:05 am

Newfound Asteroid Will Give Earth Super-Close Shave on Sunday

At that time, the asteroid will pass over New Zealand and fly just inside the orbits of the geosynchronous communications and weather satellites orbiting Earth about 22,000 miles (36,000 kilometers) above the planet's surface, according to a NASA statement. During its close pass, 2014 RC will be about 21,126 miles (34,000 km) from Earth's surface. Observers on the ground won't be able to catch …

Posted on 4 September 2014 | 9:42 pm

Weather Gang: Newly discovered asteroid will narrowly miss Earth on Sunday

The space rock will zip by our planet approximately 25,000 miles above our heads — one tenth the distance between Earth and the moon.

Posted on 4 September 2014 | 2:34 pm

Japan space agency unveils asteroid hunting probe

Japanese space scientists have unveiled the asteroid hunting space probe they hope to launch later this year on a mission to mine a celestial body. The probe, named Hayabusa-2, is expected to be flung into space on a rocket for a mammoth four year voyage to the unpoetically-named 1999JU3 asteroid. At a weekend press conference, Hitoshi Kuninaka, project leader at the Japan Aerospace Exploration …

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 8:05 am