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Estes Park students credited with asteroid find – The Denver Post


The Denver Post

Estes Park students credited with asteroid find
The Denver Post
Two Estes Park High School students have discovered an asteroid no one ever noticed before in an innovative class taught by the school's science teacher, Todd Burke. Jove Darnell, a sophomore, and senior Christopher Moody are taking the scientific …

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Posted on 19 December 2014 | 8:33 pm

We would only get three days warning of where an asteroid would hit, according … – Metro


Metro

We would only get three days warning of where an asteroid would hit, according
Metro
Have you ever wondered what sort of panic people would fly into if you knew a huge asteroid was hurtling towards us? Well it turns out we would have to squeeze all the looting and boozing into a pretty short time frame, as we could get as little as
How would Earth cope if an asteroid threatened to wipe out mankind?International Business Times UK
We would only get three days warning of where a big asteroid would hitYahoo News UK
Preparing for an asteroid strikeSpace Daily
Uncover California -Live Science
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Posted on 19 December 2014 | 4:12 pm

After Rosetta, Japanese mission aims for an asteroid in search of origins of … – The Conversation UK


The Conversation UK

After Rosetta, Japanese mission aims for an asteroid in search of origins of
The Conversation UK
What scientists have learned from the data returned by Rosetta supports the need for another ambitious space mission that has just begun: the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Hayabusa2 mission will intercept not a comet, but an asteroid, …
Rosetta probe's new images show Philae shooting back into spaceDaily Mail
It Doesn't Get Better Than ThisHuffington Post

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Posted on 19 December 2014 | 6:47 am

NASA Delays Asteroid Redirect Mission Concept Selection until 2015 – The Planetary Society (blog)


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NASA Delays Asteroid Redirect Mission Concept Selection until 2015
The Planetary Society (blog)
NASA's efforts to capture a near-Earth asteroid and tow it back to the lunar orbit will have to wait a little bit longer for a final mission concept. In a teleconference today, Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot told reporters he needed more
NASA delays 'capture the asteroid' plan until next yearEngadget
NASA Langley must wait on asteroid decisionDaily Press
Will NASA Pull Off a Piece of an Asteroid? Stay TunedNBCNews.com
Space.com -Mother Nature Network -Tech Times
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Posted on 17 December 2014 | 11:36 pm

Designing a Mothership to Deliver Swarms of Spacecraft to Asteroids – Wired


Wired

Designing a Mothership to Deliver Swarms of Spacecraft to Asteroids
Wired
The US company's main interest since it was founded early last year has been asteroid mining. DiCorcia says scientists would have to pay for a ride onboard the mothership if they already have a cubesat designed and ready to go. If not, the company

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 12:36 pm

NASA, JAXA reach asteroid sample-sharing agreement – Spaceflight Now


NASA, JAXA reach asteroid sample-sharing agreement
Spaceflight Now
Scientists from the United States and Japan plan to share asteroid specimens from the OSIRIS-REx and Hayabusa 2 sample return missions under an agreement signed by NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The missions will explore two …

Posted on 16 December 2014 | 7:59 pm

NASA to narrow asteroid retrieval options – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

NASA to narrow asteroid retrieval options
USA TODAY
MELBOURNE, Fla. — A meeting this week will determine what kind of asteroid astronauts might take a chisel to in a decade or so, if NASA succeeds in capturing such a target for human exploration missions. Associate NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot

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Posted on 14 December 2014 | 10:01 pm

The Age of Asteroids – The New Yorker


The New Yorker

The Age of Asteroids
The New Yorker
“The more we learn about asteroid impacts, the clearer it becomes that the human race has been living on borrowed time,” May said. About a million near-Earth asteroids are thought to be on a possible collision course with our planet, but only ten
Asteroid 2014 UR116 is no threat to EarthEarthSky
Newly Found Massive Asteroid Not a Threat to EarthDiscovery News
No, Asteroid 2014 UR 116 Is Not Going to Hit the EarthSlate Magazine (blog)
Business Insider -Universe Today -Florida Today
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Posted on 11 December 2014 | 12:25 am

Is That an Asteroid or a Comet? It’s Getting Harder to Tell – Wired


Wired

Is That an Asteroid or a Comet? It's Getting Harder to Tell
Wired
For example, astronomers have discovered asteroids that look like comets—and vice versa. “We have indeed been witnessing discovery after discovery blurring the line between asteroids and comets,” said planetary scientist Henry Hsieh of Academia Sinica …
Asteroid Mining Could be a Trillion Dollar BusinessTop Secret Writers

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Posted on 8 December 2014 | 11:36 am

Philae’s “little cousin” heading for asteroid touchdown – Spaceflight Now


Spaceflight Now

Philae's “little cousin” heading for asteroid touchdown
Spaceflight Now
The MASCOT lander is smaller than Philae — just one-tenth of the mass of the comet lander — but scientists expect it to record imagery of the asteroid's landscape and gather science data on the tiny world's alien environment. Hayabusa 2 is set for
Japan Launches Asteroid-chasing Probe to Bring Space Rock Samples to EarthSpace.com
Japan launches asteroid-blasting space probeCBS News
Japan and the Art of Asteroid HuntingThe Atlantic
Sky & Telescope -ABC News -Aljazeera.com
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Posted on 3 December 2014 | 9:16 pm

Asteroid – Yahoo News Search Results

We would only get three days warning of where a big asteroid would hit

European Space Agency tests predict the effects of an asteroid 120 feet across with the explosive power of a hydrogen bomb.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 5:31 am

Estes Park students credited with asteroid find

Two Estes Park High School students have discovered an asteroid no one ever noticed before in an innovative class taught by the school's science teacher, Todd Burke.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 4:27 pm

NASA Holds Off on Asteroid-Capture Mission Decision Until Early 2015

What will NASA's bold plan to capture an asteroid and bring it into orbit around the moon look like? Space agency officials should decide on the final mission plan by early 2015, according to NASA Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot. Space agency officials hope to use the mission as a test bed for a variety of techniques and technologies (like solar-electric propulsion) needed to get humans …

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 11:26 pm

Designing a Mothership to Deliver Swarms of Spacecraft to Asteroids

SAN FRANCISCO—An asteroid-mining company has unveiled plans for a new mothership spacecraft designed to carry a dozen small probes to explore asteroids, comets, or even the moon. The mothership, designed by Deep Space Industries, is about 3 feet in diameter and 1.5 feet tall, weighing about 330 pounds. It would carry a swarm of small satellites called […] The post Designing a Mothership to …

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 12:51 pm

Phew! Giant Asteroid Not a Threat to Earth, NASA Says

Claims that Russian scientists have discovered a huge asteroid that could threaten Earth in the near future are just not correct, according to NASA. Recent news reports from Russia have stated that a researcher discovered a 1,312-foot (400 meters) space rock that could pose a danger to Earth. "Some recent press reports have suggested that an asteroid designated 2014 UR116, found on Oct. 27, 2014 …

Posted on 9 December 2014 | 8:36 pm

Russian scientist spies mountain-sized asteroid heading our way

A Russian astrophysicist says his team has located a huge, mountain-sized asteroid whose orbit crosses the Earth's every three years.

Posted on 8 December 2014 | 5:00 pm

'Asteroid Day' to Raise Awareness of Space Rock Threat

That's the main message of "Asteroid Day," an educational campaign that launched today (Dec. 3) at a joint news conference held both here at the California Academy of Sciences and in London.

Posted on 3 December 2014 | 11:36 pm

Japan and the Art of Asteroid Hunting

Armed with a high-speed explosive bullet and powered by an ion engine, a Japanese space explorer blasted off Wednesday on a six-year hunt for an asteroid. Launched by the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Hayabusa2 detached from its space rocket at 1:09 a.m. EST Wednesday morning and will rendezvous with its target, asteroid 1999 JU3, in 2018. After excavating the space rock’s …

Posted on 3 December 2014 | 7:02 pm

Japan launches rocket carrying asteroid probe

Japan on Wednesday successfully launched a probe destined for a distant asteroid on a six-year mission, just weeks after a European spacecraft's historic landing on a comet. The explorer, Hayabusa 2, blasted off aboard Japan's main H-IIA rocket from Tanegashima Space Center in the south of the country. Hayabusa2 was successfully separated from the H-IIA and entered the intended orbit around the …

Posted on 3 December 2014 | 10:33 am

Japan successfully launches asteroid probe

Japan on Wednesday successfully launched a probe destined for a distant asteroid on a six-year mission, just weeks after a European spacecraft's historic landing on a comet. The explorer, Hayabusa 2, blasted off aboard Japan's main H-IIA rocket from Tanegashima Space Center in the south of the country. Hayabusa2 was successfully separated from the H-IIA and entered the intended orbit around the …

Posted on 3 December 2014 | 8:55 am