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Podcast: Asteroid avalanche, an algal virus in humans, and more – Science AAAS


Podcast: Asteroid avalanche, an algal virus in humans, and more
Science AAAS
How did an algal virus get into humans? Why won't an asteroid impact alter human population growth? And, speaking of asteroids, might we soon see an avalanche on one? Science's Online News Editor David Grimm chats about these stories and more with …

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 7:47 pm

2029 Apophis Asteroid Will Pass So Close to Earth, It Will Experience Mini … – The Mary Sue


The Mary Sue

2029 Apophis Asteroid Will Pass So Close to Earth, It Will Experience Mini
The Mary Sue
We're all so busy worrying what a close asteroid pass means for us and any ragtag teams of retired astronauts that no one takes the time to consider what it means for the asteroid. The Earth exerts some pretty strong gravitational forces, and when

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Posted on 30 October 2014 | 5:28 pm

Asteroid in a Bag? Bag it, Says MIT Space Scientist – TIME


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Asteroid in a Bag? Bag it, Says MIT Space Scientist
TIME
MIT planetary scientist Richard Binzel calls himself an “asteroid guy.” He's been studying the rocky planetoids for decades now, so you might think he'd be thrilled with NASA's plan to snag a very small asteroid in a very large bag and tow it into
NASA's plan to capture an asteroid? Bad idea, scientist saysLos Angeles Times
NASA's Asteroid-Capture Mission Won't Help Astronauts Reach Mars: ScientistSpace.com
NASA's Asteroid Mission a Dead-End Route to MarsDiscovery News
National Post -Boston Globe -Telegraph.co.uk
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Posted on 30 October 2014 | 5:03 pm

Asteroid Apophis could experience landslides when it passes near Earth – Phys.Org


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Asteroid Apophis could experience landslides when it passes near Earth
Phys.Org
Asteroid Apophis (99942) is due to pass within 35,000 kilometers of Earth, on Friday, April 13th, 2029 (talk about an unlucky day), though all signs suggest that's as close it will come—no collision is expected. But what sort of effect will the

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 1:20 pm

Giant rocket explosion also took out asteroid mining spacecraft – Christian Science Monitor


Christian Science Monitor

Giant rocket explosion also took out asteroid mining spacecraft
Christian Science Monitor
The rocket explosion that destroyed a cargo vessel bound for the International Space Station Tuesday (Oct. 28) also took out an asteroid-mining company's first spacecraft. Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket exploded in a huge fireball just seconds

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 12:09 pm

Asteroid-Mining Tech Among Casualties of Antares Rocket Explosion – Space.com


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Asteroid-Mining Tech Among Casualties of Antares Rocket Explosion
Space.com
The rocket explosion that destroyed a cargo vessel bound for the International Space Station Tuesday (Oct. 28) also took out an asteroid-mining company's first spacecraft. Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket exploded in a huge fireball just seconds
Antares Explosion Won't Alter Long Road To Asteroid MiningForbes
Losses revealed after NASA's Antares blew up seconds after taking offDaily Mail
Asteroid mining experiment destroyed in Antares launch infernoE&T magazine
Mining Innovation
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Posted on 29 October 2014 | 10:33 pm

How Sending Humans to an Asteroid Would Work (Infographic) – Space.com


How Sending Humans to an Asteroid Would Work (Infographic)
Space.com
NASA's current asteroid-redirect mission plan calls for a robotic probe to capture a small asteroid (or one boulder from a large space rock) in deep space and tow it back to lunar orbit, where it would be visited eventually by astronauts. But another

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 8:01 pm

Asteroid will pass so close to Earth in 2029 it will trigger asteroid avalanche – Geek


Geek

Asteroid will pass so close to Earth in 2029 it will trigger asteroid avalanche
Geek
The more pessimistic among our readership might already be digging bunkers in their backyards in anticipation of April 13th, 2029. On that day (a Friday nonetheless), an asteroid called 99942 Apophis will come perilously close to Earth. The most recent
Big hopes riding on Hayabusa-2The Japan News

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Posted on 29 October 2014 | 6:38 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

Asteroids the size of houses set to pass within 160000km of Earth TODAY – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Asteroids the size of houses set to pass within 160000km of Earth TODAY
Daily Mail
A house-sized asteroid has been spotted heading for Earth – and will pass just 160,000km from us today. Called asteroid 2014 UFC56, it is around 15m wide – and was only spotted for the first time yesterday. Experts say there is no risk from the flyby
House-sized Asteroid to Give Earth a Very Close Shave MondayScience 2.0 (blog)
Newly discovered asteroid approaching Earth MondayExaminer.com
Finding the Right RocksSpace News

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Posted on 27 October 2014 | 7:46 pm

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NASA's plan to capture an asteroid? Bad idea, scientist says

NASA goal to snag an asteroid and bring a space rock close to Earth is a distraction from the effort to send humans to Mars, a top asteroid expert says.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 12:55 am

Asteroid in a Bag? Bag it, Says MIT Space Scientist

NASA's next great manned mission has always sounded like something of a fever dream. There may be a better way to do the same work.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 5:56 pm

NASA's Asteroid Mission a Dead-End Route to Mars

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.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 4:29 pm

Asteroid Apophis could experience landslides when it passes near Earth

(Phys.org) —A team of space scientists with members from the U.S., China and France has found via computer modeling that an asteroid due to pass close to Earth in 2029 is likely to experience minor landslides. In their paper published in the journal Icarus, the researchers describe the data they input into their model and what the simulation showed.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 2:01 pm

Giant rocket explosion also took out asteroid mining spacecraft (+video)

Aboard the Antares rocket that exploded spectacularly moments after liftoff was a tiny demonstration spacecraft built by Planetary Resources, an asteroid mining firm.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 1:50 pm

Giant rocket explosion also took out asteroid mining spacecraft

Aboard the Antares rocket that exploded spectacularly moments after liftoff was a tiny demonstration spacecraft built by Planetary Resources, an asteroid mining firm.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 12:20 pm

Asteroid-Mining Tech Among Casualties of Antares Rocket Explosion

The rocket explosion that destroyed a cargo vessel bound for the International Space Station Tuesday (Oct. 28) also took out an asteroid-mining company's first spacecraft. Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket exploded in a huge fireball just seconds after launching from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia Tuesday evening. The crash caused no injuries but destroyed Orbital's unmanned …

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 11:47 pm

How Sending Humans to an Asteroid Would Work (Infographic)

NASA's plan is to bring a distant asteroid nearer to Earth, but a competing idea would send humans to one or more asteroids in their native orbits.

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 8:06 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

Asteroid eye in the sky to help NASA

In a herculean effort, amateur astronomer Ray Pickard has dismantled his observatory at Bathurst Goldfields and relocated it to his research facility on the Limekilns Road.

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 5:09 pm