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Arizona team plans mission to investigate asteroid – MyFox Phoenix


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Arizona team plans mission to investigate asteroid
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It will take 21 years and close to 1 billion dollars. But if all goes well, a University of Arizona scientist will make history when a NASA spacecraft returns part of an asteroid that could one day impact earth.It's a mission that could be de-railed by
Canada Names Lead Scientists for Their Part of the NASA Bennu MissionE Canada Now

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Posted on 22 July 2014 | 4:47 am

Canada Partners With NASA For Asteroid-Bound Mission – Huffington Post Canada


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Canada Partners With NASA For Asteroid-Bound Mission
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With the help of $8.84 million in funding announced by the federal government on Thursday, construction is set to begin on the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter — a mapping system that will create 3D maps of the asteroid. "This is really groundbreaking for
Ottawa pledges $8.84M for asteroid-bound missionCTV News
Asteroids named for 2 ASU professorsAZFamily
Canadian Technology Takes Aim at an AsteroidMarketWatch
French Tribune -The Globe and Mail
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Posted on 18 July 2014 | 7:01 pm

An ‘out-of-this-world’ honor: Asteroids named for 2 ASU faculty members – Arizona State University


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An 'out-of-this-world' honor: Asteroids named for 2 ASU faculty members
Arizona State University
Two Arizona State University professors can add an unusual honor to the long list of accolades they have received: An asteroid has been named after each of them. This "out-of-this-world" honor has been conferred on professors Phil Christensen and Dave …
Asteroids named after 2 ASU faculty membersKTAR.com
2 asteroids named after ASU profsKPHO Phoenix
Pair of far-flung space rocks are named in honor of ASU professorsArizona Republic

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Posted on 17 July 2014 | 7:54 pm

Asteroid Vesta to reshape theories of planet formation – Astronomy Magazine


Asteroid Vesta to reshape theories of planet formation
Astronomy Magazine
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) researchers have a better understanding of the asteroid Vesta and its internal structure, thanks to numerical simulations and data from the space mission Dawn. Their findings question contemporary models …

Posted on 17 July 2014 | 6:09 pm

Asteroid named for NCSE’s Scott – National Center for Science Education


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Asteroid named for NCSE's Scott
National Center for Science Education
Asteroid 249530 Eugeniescott was named in honor of NCSE's founding executive director Eugenie C. Scott, according to the Minor Planet Circulars for July 12, 2014 (PDF, p. 324). She is described there as "an American physical anthropologist who served

Posted on 17 July 2014 | 5:37 pm

Watch Historic Meeting of Two Monster Asteroids in the Sky This Weekend – National Geographic


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Watch Historic Meeting of Two Monster Asteroids in the Sky This Weekend
National Geographic
This mosaic synthesizes some of the best views Dawn spacecraft had of the giant asteroid Vesta This mosaic synthesizes some of the best views the Dawn spacecraft had of the giant asteroid Vesta. Dawn studied Vesta from July 2011 to September 2012.
Two Monster Asteroids to Meet in the Sky This Weekend: How to Watch the International Business Times UK

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Posted on 3 July 2014 | 10:00 pm

Ancient asteroid destroyer finally found, and it’s a new kind of meteorite – Fox News


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Ancient asteroid destroyer finally found, and it's a new kind of meteorite
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For 50 years, scientists have wondered what annihilated the ancestor of L-chondrites, the roof-smashing, head-bonking meteorites that frequently pummel Earth. Now, a new kind of meteorite discovered in a southern Sweden limestone quarry may finally …
Swedish meteorite may be remnant of asteroid collisionPhysics Today
Newly discovered space rock could explain booming life on EarthThe Verge
Scientists Discover an Entirely New Kind of MeteoriteGizmodo
New Scientist
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Posted on 30 June 2014 | 12:43 pm

Astronomers Discover Massive Asteroid That Could Wipe Out Life On Earth … – The Onion (satire)


Astronomers Discover Massive Asteroid That Could Wipe Out Life On Earth
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First identified by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer telescope, the asteroid, officially designated 2014 MQ14, is said to be traveling in an earthward trajectory and could strike the planet's surface at 29,000 miles per hour, releasing more

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Posted on 26 June 2014 | 8:59 pm

Quarter-Mile Asteroid Gets Checked by Radar – Slate Magazine (blog)


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Quarter-Mile Asteroid Gets Checked by Radar
Slate Magazine (blog)
Asteroids are leftover bits from the formation of the solar system. Planets and moons have changed a lot since that time—just the process of growing to be big changes the chemical composition of the material of a planet. Asteroids have changed too
Zooniverse offers the chance to discover an asteroidSen – Space exploration network

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Posted on 26 June 2014 | 11:52 am

‘Asteroid Zoo’ Enlists Citizen Scientists for Online Hunt – NBCNews.com


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'Asteroid Zoo' Enlists Citizen Scientists for Online Hunt
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The project is presented by Zooniverse, the creators of more than two dozen other citizen-science projects; and Planetary Resources, an asteroid mining company that promised to support Asteroid Zoo during its $1.5 million Kickstarter campaign. The
Asteroid Zoo Asks Public to Find Dangerous Space RocksSpace.com
Planetary Resources teams with Zooniverse to turn everyone into an asteroid GeekWire
Planetary Resources wants your help spotting asteroidsEngadget
RedOrbit -Examiner.com
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Posted on 25 June 2014 | 5:12 am

Asteroid – Yahoo News Search Results

Arizona team plans mission to investigate asteroid

It will take 21 years and close to 1 billion dollars. But if all goes well, a University of Arizona scientist will make history when a NASA spacecraft returns part of an asteroid that could one day impact earth.It's a mission that could be de-railed by what is happening in Ukraine.

Posted on 22 July 2014 | 5:00 am

U of C professor helping NASA's mission to study massive asteroid

Two hundred years from now, an asteroid could crash into Earth. Asteroid Bennu is an Earth-crossing asteroid about 500 metres in diameter, and is different from any other meteorite samples currently in collections. Researchers don’t know what it’s made of or what it looks like, but they’d like to.

Posted on 18 July 2014 | 11:38 pm

U of C geoscience professor Alan Hildebrand to help analyze asteroid sample

Calgary expertise is part of a mission to ensure an asteroid doesn’t collide with Earth.

Posted on 18 July 2014 | 10:47 pm

SSL selected to study asteroid retrieval for NASA

SSL selected to study asteroid retrieval for NASA

Posted on 18 July 2014 | 1:00 pm

Asteroid Vesta to reshape theories of planet formation

This is an artist depiction of asteroid Vesta. Image courtesy EPFL.

Posted on 18 July 2014 | 11:55 am

Investigations Of Asteroid Vesta Have Scientists Rethinking Theories Of Planet Formation

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online An investigation of Vesta , a massive asteroid that orbits the Sun between Mars and Jupiter, has revealed that the planet-like body has a thicker crust than previously thought, which calls into question the internal structures of other planets in the Solar System . The investigation, which is published in the journal Nature , is based on data …

Posted on 18 July 2014 | 11:23 am

Ottawa pledges funding for key Canadian component in asteroid-bound mission

With the help of $8.84 million in funding announced by the federal government on Thursday, construction is set to begin on the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter — a mapping system that will create 3D maps of the asteroid Bennu. "It means we'll have a better understanding of the origins of the solar system and of course that helps us understand many things, including our environment, including the …

Posted on 17 July 2014 | 7:02 pm

Canadian Technology Takes Aim at an Asteroid

Today, on behalf of Industry Minister James Moore, Treasury Board President Tony Clement announced a significant contribution to Canadian space innovation. In partnership with MacDonald, Dettwiler and …

Posted on 17 July 2014 | 2:35 pm

Asteroid Zoo Asks Public to Find Dangerous Space Rocks

The asteroid-mining firm Planetary Resources and citizen-science site Zooniverse have teamed up to launch Asteroid Zoo, a Web-based project that asks people around the world to scour image archives for undiscovered space rocks that zoom close to Earth. The project aims to help researchers find asteroids that may pose a risk to the planet down the road, as well as space rocks that may be good …

Posted on 25 June 2014 | 11:34 am

'Asteroid Zoo' wants you

A screenshot from Asteroid Zoo shows two asteroids lurking in a sky image. A citizen-science project called Asteroid Zoo wants you to join an online asteroid hunt, but this adventure is nothing like the classic "Asteroids" arcade game.

Posted on 25 June 2014 | 10:12 am