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Scientists Bombard the Earth With Asteroids to Practice Saving It – Smithsonian


Scientists Bombard the Earth With Asteroids to Practice Saving It
Smithsonian
An asteroid named 2015 PDC has just been discovered, the teams learn. Its course will bring it swinging unnervingly close to the Earth on September 3, 2022. By April 4, 2016, they know that the chance of an impact is 43 percent. In December that year

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Posted on 17 April 2015 | 6:14 pm

Will Asteroid 2012 TC4 Hit Earth in October 2017 – Space Daily


Will Asteroid 2012 TC4 Hit Earth in October 2017
Space Daily
On Oct. 12, 2017, the asteroid 2012 TC4 is slated to whizz by Earth dangerously close. The exact distance of its closest approach is uncertain, as well as its size. Based on observations in October 2012 when the space rock missed our planet
After 2012 Close Call, Giant Asteroid on Collision Course with Earth AgainSputnik International

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Posted on 17 April 2015 | 7:42 am

Welcome to Asteroid War Games, Where Scientists Practice Saving Earth – Gizmodo


Gizmodo

Welcome to Asteroid War Games, Where Scientists Practice Saving Earth
Gizmodo
There's a 1200-foot asteroid headed straight for the Earth. You've got five days to come up with a plan, or go the way of the dinosaurs. This isn't the script for the Day After Tomorrow sequel — it's the scenario being war-gamed by a roomful of PhDs
Conference of space experts hopes to find a way to save Earth from asteroidsExaminer.com

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Posted on 17 April 2015 | 1:00 am

Top Nasa official defends asteroid mission and Earth research to Congress – The Guardian


The Guardian

Top Nasa official defends asteroid mission and Earth research to Congress
The Guardian
Bolden defended the asteroid mission by saying it was both a step on the path to Mars and an opportunity to “inform our ability to deflect asteroids”. Asked why he had ignored recommendations about the program, he said: “I believe in constancy of
Panel's findings fuel renewed attacks on asteroid planUSA TODAY
NASA's Asteroid Plan being Attacked by Republican Panel; They Want to Scrap Celebeat
Top NASA official defends Asteroid PlanUncover Michigan
West Texas News -Crain’s Cleveland Business
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Posted on 16 April 2015 | 6:57 pm

‘Statue of Liberty’ sized asteroid may hit Earth in October 2017 – Zee News


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'Statue of Liberty' sized asteroid may hit Earth in October 2017
Zee News
Scientists estimated Asteroid 2012 TC4 is around 40-metres wide and could cause even more chaos than one which hospitalized more than 1,200 people when it exploded over Russia in February 2013. However, Detlef Koschny, head of the near-earth …
Asteroid On Collision Course With EarthFOX News Radio
Asteroid Has Earth In Its Crosshairs: Collision Or Near-Miss In 2017?Tech Times
Asteroid On 'Collision Course' With Earth? Astronomer Reveals Rock Could Hit The Inquisitr
International Business Times UK -mirror.co.uk -Express.co.uk
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Posted on 15 April 2015 | 7:05 pm

PROCYON update: Asteroid 2000 DP107 target selected, ion engine stopped – The Planetary Society (blog)


PROCYON update: Asteroid 2000 DP107 target selected, ion engine stopped
The Planetary Society (blog)
PROCYON (PRoximate Object Close flYby with Optical Navigation) is a microsatellite that launched on December 3 as a secondary payload with Hayabusa 2. The mission has now selected their asteroid flyby target — a binary asteroid named 2000 DP107 …

Posted on 13 April 2015 | 5:21 pm

NASA astronomer immortalizes Malala by naming asteroid after her – CNN


CNN

NASA astronomer immortalizes Malala by naming asteroid after her
CNN
A NASA astrophysicist has named an asteroid after the teenage education activist from Pakistan, who was gravely wounded by a Pakistani Taliban gunman for promoting the right of girls' to go to school. It took a meticulous medical response to save her
Teen Activist Malala Yousafzai Gets Her Own AsteroidTIME
Asteroid named after Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala YousafzaiCBS News
Malala Yousafzai has asteroid named after her by Nasa scientist inspired by The Independent
io9 -The Hindu -International Business Times
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Posted on 12 April 2015 | 5:03 am

ESA and NASA Will Try to Smash an Asteroid Out of Its Orbit in 2022 – IEEE Spectrum


IEEE Spectrum

ESA and NASA Will Try to Smash an Asteroid Out of Its Orbit in 2022
IEEE Spectrum
But really, what it means is this: if we can agree that it makes sense to allocate resources towards reducing the risk of people getting killed by things in proportion to the likelihood of those things actually occuring, then asteroid detection and

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Posted on 7 April 2015 | 7:04 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
The entire project called ARM for Asteroid Redirect Mission would also test new spacesuits for deep space, as opposed to Earth orbit, and may even help companies look at the idea of mining asteroids for precious metals, said Nasa spokesman David Steitz.
Relax. That Huge Asteroid 'Skimming' Earth Now Is Not A ThreatForbes
NASA on alert as HUGE Asteroid 2014-YB35 set to 'skim past Earth' at 23000 Express.co.uk
Huge asteroid capable of wiping out entire country is on near-collision course mirror.co.uk
New York Post -CNET
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Posted on 26 March 2015 | 12:53 pm

Evidence of largest asteroid impact zone on Earth found in Australian outback – The Guardian


The Guardian

Evidence of largest asteroid impact zone on Earth found in Australian outback
The Guardian
The discovery doubled estimates of the size of the impact of the asteroid to 400km, more than four times the size of the zone created by the asteroid that struck Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, which many scientists believe caused the “KT extinction event
Ancient Doomsday Asteroid Impact Found in AustraliaDiscovery News
Researchers: World's largest asteroid impact zone found in AustraliaCNN
The world's largest asteroid impact zone has been found, scientists sayWashington Post
BBC News -Deutsche Welle -ABC Online
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Posted on 24 March 2015 | 3:41 am

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Weird Comet-Asteroid 'Centaur' May Have Rings

Astronomers have spotted possible rings around the minor planet Chiron, suggesting that ring systems may be more common throughout the solar system than scientists had previously thought. A team of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) saw signs of rings while watching Chiron — a 145-mile-wide (233 kilometers) object that orbits between Saturn and Uranus — pass in front …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 10:56 am

'Dwarf planet' Ceres spawns giant mystery

First classified a planet, then an asteroid and then a "dwarf planet" with some traits of a moon — the more scientists learn about Ceres, the weirder it becomes. Astrophysicists have been looking to a $473-million (446-million-euro) mission to test theories that Ceres is a water-rich planetary "embryo" — a relic from the birth of the Solar System some 4.5 billion years ago. In orbit around …

Posted on 13 April 2015 | 9:22 pm

Freakish asteroid likely spun so fast it exploded

An odd asteroid rotated so fast that it blew itself apart, a new study suggests.

Posted on 13 April 2015 | 3:49 pm

Dinosaur asteroid mystery

The catastrophic asteroid crash blamed for the demise of the dinosaurs also left a gaping scar in the Earth. That sprawling crater made 65.5 million years ago may hold the answers to many mysteries surrounding the space-rock event.

Posted on 13 April 2015 | 1:19 pm

Asteroid named after teen activist Malala

The asteroid circles the sun between Mars and Jupiter every five and a half years.

Posted on 13 April 2015 | 12:51 pm

Dinos Died Here: Getting to the Core of Asteroid Impact Mystery

The catastrophic asteroid crash blamed for the demise of the dinosaurs also left a gaping scar in the Earth. That sprawling crater made 65.5 million years ago may hold the answers to many mysteries surrounding the space-rock event.

Posted on 12 April 2015 | 1:05 pm

Teen Activist Malala Yousafzai Gets Her Own Asteroid

"If anyone deserves to have an asteroid named after them, she does!"

Posted on 11 April 2015 | 1:52 pm

Asteroid Early-Warning System for Potential Impacts Makes Progress

Scientists working to help safeguard the Earth from potential asteroid strikes are moving forward with a novel Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System, or ATLAS, to provide advance warning of potentially dangerous space rocks. The ATLAS project is an asteroid impact early-warning system being developed by the University of Hawaii and funded by NASA. "We have First Light," according to an …

Posted on 8 April 2015 | 1:58 pm

NASA Asteroid-Sampling Spacecraft Begins Construction

The NASA spacecraft that will snag pieces of a near-Earth asteroid a few years from now is starting to come together. NASA's Osiris-Rex mission has passed a crucial milestone, moving from the design and development phase to the spacecraft-building stage, agency officials announced Monday (March 31). "This is an exciting time for the Osiris-Rex team," mission principal investigator Dante Lauretta …

Posted on 2 April 2015 | 11:19 am

The Evolution of NASA's Ambitious Asteroid-Capture Mission

NASA's ambitious asteroid-capture mission has changed a lot since the agency officially announced its existence less than two years ago. The original plan, which was revealed in April 2013, called for dragging an intact small space rock into orbit around the moon, where it would be visited by astronauts, perhaps as early as 2021. Here's a quick look at the evolution of NASA's Asteroid Redirect …

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 8:08 pm