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Researchers stumble across Earth’s largest asteroid impact zone – Gizmag


Gizmag

Researchers stumble across Earth's largest asteroid impact zone
Gizmag
Geophysicists conducting drilling as part of geothermal research claim to have stumbled across the largest asteroid impact zone ever found on Earth. Covering a 400 km (249 mi) wide area in Central Australia, the two ancient craters are believed to be

Posted on 27 March 2015 | 6:08 am

Japanese “People’s Camera” Bound for an Asteroid – Air & Space Magazine


Japanese “People's Camera” Bound for an Asteroid
Air & Space Magazine
Now that Japan's Hayabusa 2 has passed its three-month checkout following a launch last December, the asteroid-exploring spacecraft has settled down for the long voyage to its destination: asteroid 1999 JU3, where it will arrive in June 2018 for more

Posted on 26 March 2015 | 2:57 pm

Asteroid will be ‘near miss’ on Friday – WCVB Boston


Asteroid will be 'near miss' on Friday
WCVB Boston
A 1,000-meter wide asteroid traveling at some 23,000 mph will "skim" Earth Friday, but will be more than three times farther away than the last "near miss" in January, according to a Daily Mirror post. An astronomical scientist told the Daily Mirror

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Posted on 26 March 2015 | 1:54 pm

Central Australia home to world’s biggest asteroid impact zone – The Australian (blog)


The Australian (blog)

Central Australia home to world's biggest asteroid impact zone
The Australian (blog)
They may have been two halves of an asteroid that broke apart in Earth's atmosphere. The impact area is 400km across — more than twice as wide as the Chicxulub Crater left by the meteor blamed for wiping out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. But as
Australia Home to World's Largest Asteroid CraterCapital Wired
Study: Biggest ever asteroid impact foundKEYT
Scientists discover largest asteroid impact zone in AustraliaInterAksyon
Times of Malta -India Today -Voice Chronicle
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Posted on 26 March 2015 | 1:12 pm

Nasa plans mission to land on asteroid and explore deep space – The Guardian


The Guardian

Nasa plans mission to land on asteroid and explore deep space
The Guardian
Nasa is aiming to launch a rocket to an asteroid in five years and grab a boulder off of it – a stepping stone and training mission for an eventual trip sending humans to Mars. The space agency Wednesday unveiled details of the $1.25bn plan to launch a …
NASA details plans to pluck rock off asteroid, explore itFox News
Massive asteroid to whiz by EarthNew York Post
No, The Asteroid Passing Earth On Friday Is Not On A 'Near-Collision Course'Huffington Post
Forbes -CNET
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Posted on 26 March 2015 | 12:53 pm

Asteroid Impact Triggered Black Death, And ‘It Could Happen Again,’ Scientist … – The Inquisitr


The Inquisitr

Asteroid Impact Triggered Black Death, And 'It Could Happen Again,' Scientist
The Inquisitr
The devastating Black Death pandemic that killed an estimated 75 to 200 million people around the world and peaked in Europe in the mid-14th century (1346-1353) may have been triggered by an asteroid impact, according to a scientific researcher.

Posted on 25 March 2015 | 4:42 pm

Researchers: World’s largest asteroid impact zone found in Australia – CNN


CNN

Researchers: World's largest asteroid impact zone found in Australia
CNN
In a remote part of Central Australia, the two pieces of asteroid left what geophysicists say is the largest impact zone ever found on Earth, spreading over an area 400 kilometers (250 miles) wide. "The two asteroids must each have been over 10
The world's largest asteroid impact zone has been found, scientists sayWashington Post
Ancient Doomsday Asteroid Impact Found in AustraliaDiscovery News
Evidence of largest asteroid impact zone on Earth found in Australian outbackThe Guardian
The Register -Deutsche Welle -BBC News
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Posted on 24 March 2015 | 9:14 am

World’s largest asteroid impact zone found – Chicago Tribune


Chicago Tribune

World's largest asteroid impact zone found
Chicago Tribune
One such moment was in February 2013, when an asteroid exploded over the Russian region of Urals, inflicting panic, broken windows and injuries upon more than 1,000 people. People were stunned by what happened, but one asteroid expert named …

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Posted on 24 March 2015 | 2:06 am

Active asteroid spun so fast that it exploded – Astronomy Now Online


Astronomy Now Online

Active asteroid spun so fast that it exploded
Astronomy Now Online
Active asteroid P/2012 F5 captured by Keck II/DEIMOS in mid-2014. Top panel shows a wide-angle view of the main nucleus and smaller fragments embedded in a long dust trail. Bottom panel shows a close-up view with the trail numerically removed to …
Unusual Asteroid Suspected of Spinning to ExplosionSpace Daily
Asteroid explodes in death spinSen (subscription)
Active Asteroid Spotted, Demonstrates Rotational Disruption – IGNIGN

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Posted on 23 March 2015 | 9:45 am

Weird asteroid spun so fast it literally exploded itself – CNET


CNET

Weird asteroid spun so fast it literally exploded itself
CNET
We used to think of asteroids as dead space rocks floating around space and occasionally wreaking havoc here on Earth, but lately it's beginning to seem like they're beset with more inner turmoil. First there was the discovery of those weird spots on

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Posted on 20 March 2015 | 6:02 pm

Asteroid – Yahoo News Search Results

Meet the Leading Space Rock Target for NASA's Asteroid-Capture Mission

The big asteroid 2008 EV5 may end up giving a piece of itself in the name of science and exploration. NASA intends to pluck a boulder off a near-Earth asteroid and haul it into orbit around the moon, where astronauts could visit and study the rock beginning in 2025. NASA announced the boulder plan on Wednesday (March 25), and unveiled a new video of how astronauts would fly the asteroid mission …

Posted on 26 March 2015 | 9:24 pm

NASA aims to pluck boulder from asteroid, bring it to the moon

NASA's next marquee mission might be described as the great asteroid boulder pluck.

Posted on 26 March 2015 | 7:11 pm

NASA wants to orbit a small asteroid around the moon

On Wednesday, NASA announced that it had selected a plan to remove a boulder from an asteroid and place it in orbit around the moon, as a steppingstone to Mars.

Posted on 26 March 2015 | 2:36 pm

NASA plans asteroid grab

WASHINGTON – NASA is aiming to launch a rocket to an asteroid in five years and grab a boulder off of it — a stepping stone and training mission for an eventual trip sending humans to Mars.

Posted on 26 March 2015 | 12:34 pm

For Mars, NASA wants to practice on an asteroid

On Wednesday, NASA announced that it had selected a plan to remove a boulder from an asteroid and place it in orbit around the moon, as a steppingstone to Mars.

Posted on 26 March 2015 | 11:20 am

NASA details plans to pluck rock off asteroid, explore it

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA is aiming to launch a rocket to an asteroid in five years and grab a boulder off of it — a stepping stone and training mission for an eventual trip sending humans to Mars.

Posted on 25 March 2015 | 10:48 pm

NASA opts to grab a boulder, not the whole asteroid

NASA will attempt to pluck a sizable boulder from an asteroid and haul it back to this way for analysis

Posted on 25 March 2015 | 10:15 pm

NASA picks an asteroid rock to pave the road to Mars

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) – A NASA robot ship will pluck a large boulder off an asteroid and sling it around the moon, becoming an ad hoc destination to prepare for future human missions to Mars, the U.S. space agency said on Wednesday. It would be followed five years later by a human expedition to the space rock, a modification of a plan proposed by President Barack Obama in …

Posted on 25 March 2015 | 9:43 pm

For Asteroid-Capture Mission, NASA Picks 'Option B' for Boulder

NASA's bold asteroid-capture mission will pluck a boulder off a big space rock rather than grab an entire near-Earth object, agency officials announced today (March 25). NASA intends to drag the boulder to lunar orbit, where astronauts will visit it beginning in 2025. The space agency decided on the boulder snatch — "Option B," as opposed to the whole-asteroid "Option A" — Tuesday (March 24 …

Posted on 25 March 2015 | 9:37 pm

Asteroid redirect mission won’t really redirect a whole asteroid, NASA announces

Redirecting space boulders is still pretty cool, I guess.

Posted on 25 March 2015 | 7:44 pm