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‘There’s an asteroid with our name on it’: Brian Cox warns a space rock could … – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

'There's an asteroid with our name on it': Brian Cox warns a space rock could
Daily Mail
Humanity, he says, is at risk of being wiped out by asteroids – and we're not taking the threat seriously. 'There is an asteroid with our name on it and it will hit us,' Professor Cox told MailOnline. In fact, the Earth had a 'near-miss' only a few

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 8:36 am

Asteroid paper to be retracted because of faulty analysis – Science AAAS


Science AAAS

Asteroid paper to be retracted because of faulty analysis
Science AAAS
TOKYO—The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced on Friday that it is asking Science to withdraw one of the 2006 papers that resulted from the Hayabusa asteroid sample return mission because of an error in the data analysis.
Japan space agency unveils asteroid hunting probeRappler
Japan nears launch of probe to retrieve asteroid samplesSpaceflight Now
JAXA hopes to repeat asteroid success with Hayabusa2The Japan Times
The Planetary Society (blog) -The Japan News
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Posted on 1 September 2014 | 12:23 pm

How Asteroid 1950 DA Keeps It Together – Scientific American


How Asteroid 1950 DA Keeps It Together
Scientific American
The asteroid in question is actually a kilometer-sized collection of rubble. In most cases, such space-faring pebble piles are held together by a combination of gravity and friction. But not so for our rocky interloper, dubbed “1950 DA.” This asteroid

Posted on 30 August 2014 | 5:52 pm

Crash, bang, wallop – what a planet! Nasa spots huge asteroid collision that … – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Crash, bang, wallop – what a planet! Nasa spots huge asteroid collision that
Daily Mail
'We think two big asteroids crashed into each other, creating a huge cloud of grains the size of very fine sand, which are now smashing themselves into smithereens and slowly leaking away from the star,' said lead author and graduate student Huan Meng
Asteroid smash-up captured by NASA telescopeCBC.ca
NASA's Spitzer scopes out huge asteroid smashup. And just misses it.Los Angeles Times
NASA's Spitzer Telescope Witnesses Asteroid SmashupJet Propulsion Laboratory
International Business Times
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Posted on 29 August 2014 | 9:20 pm

NASA: How do you feel about asteroids? – Philly.com


Philly.com

NASA: How do you feel about asteroids?
Philly.com
Dwarf planet Ceres is seen in the main asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Ceres, one of the most intriguing objects in the solar system, is gushing water vapor from its frigid surface into space, in a finding that raises questions
Informing NASA's Asteroid Initiative: A Citizen ForumRedOrbit

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Posted on 29 August 2014 | 1:31 pm

Neptune and ‘Dodgeball’ Asteroid Star in Webcasts Tonight: Watch Live – Space.com


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Neptune and 'Dodgeball' Asteroid Star in Webcasts Tonight: Watch Live
Space.com
Armchair astronomers can enjoy a cosmic double play tonight (Aug. 29), with back-to-back webcasts featuring faraway Neptune and a close-flying asteroid. The action starts at 8 p.m. EDT (midnight GMT Aug. 30), when the online Slooh Community …
How to watch Neptune and 'dodgeball' asteroid in the sky tonightMother Nature Network

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Posted on 29 August 2014 | 11:34 am

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USA TODAY
WASHINGTON — NASA plans to redirect a small asteroid into lunar orbit during the next decade as part of a steppingstone approach to landing astronauts on Mars by the 2030s. Some key leaders in Congress, which must approve funding for the mission, …
Doomsday Debate: Asteroid Threat Could Divide SocietyLiveScience.com
Explainer: What are asteroids?Science News for Students
3 NASA capsules to carry Bhopal teen's nameTimes of India

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Posted on 26 August 2014 | 9:22 pm

No, a Huge Asteroid Is NOT “Set to Wipe Out Life on Earth in 2880” – Slate Magazine (blog)


Tech Times

No, a Huge Asteroid Is NOT “Set to Wipe Out Life on Earth in 2880”
Slate Magazine (blog)
Learning about asteroids is fascinating and scientifically important, of course, but there are practical considerations as well: If we find an asteroid that might someday hit the Earth, we'll have to do something to prevent that. One idea is to hit a
Mysterious forces make this asteroid 'blast-proof' —and it's headed our way!GMA News
Asteroid 1950 DA might wipe out humans in 2880: Can we do anything to stop it?Tech Times
Is it possible that Asteroid 1950-DA Could Be Heading For Earth?The Yucatan Times
International Business Times AU -The Epoch Times -The Guardian Nigeria
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Posted on 18 August 2014 | 2:40 pm

Now We Know How This Giant, Earth-Bound Asteroid Is Held Together, We Can … – TIME


TIME

Now We Know How This Giant, Earth-Bound Asteroid Is Held Together, We Can
TIME
An asteroid pointed toward Earth set to arrive in the year 2880 AD may not destroy all life as we know it after all, now that scientists know what's likely not to work if we need to avert a collision. Scientists at the University of Tennessee have
Potential killer asteroid can be stopped: scientistsNew York Post
Asteroid that 'could end human life' is heading for Earth, scientists sayThe Independent
Why hasn't this asteroid disintegrated?Science AAAS
Daily Mail -Boston.com -NBCNews.com
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Posted on 16 August 2014 | 5:33 pm

The Enemy of an Asteroid Is My Friend – The Atlantic


The Atlantic

The Enemy of an Asteroid Is My Friend
The Atlantic
The deal, struck last September, also envisioned U.S.-Russia collaboration on “defense from asteroids,” which The New York Times described as “shorthand for a proposal to recycle a city-busting warhead that could be aimed at an incoming earth-destroyer.
David Williams: ASU researcher, Star Trek fan club president, asteroid namesakeNerdvana (blog)

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Posted on 9 August 2014 | 12:01 pm

Asteroid – Yahoo News Search Results

'There's an asteroid with our name on it': Brian Cox warns a space rock could wipe out humanity (if robots don't get …

EXCLUSIVE: The Oldham-physicist told MailOnline that no one knows when the next serious asteroid impact will be – and he claims we're not taking the threat seriously enough.

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 8:12 am

Japan space agency unveils asteroid hunting probe

Japanese space scientists have unveiled the asteroid hunting space probe they hope to launch later this year on a mission to mine a celestial body. The probe, named Hayabusa-2, is expected to be flung into space on a rocket for a mammoth four year voyage to the unpoetically-named 1999JU3 asteroid. At a weekend press conference, Hitoshi Kuninaka, project leader at the Japan Aerospace Exploration …

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 8:05 am

Japan nears launch of probe to retrieve asteroid samples

The Hayabusa 2 asteroid probe, on track for liftoff this winter, will be shipped to its island launch base at the end of September for final preparations to start the most audacious space exploration mission ever attempted by Japan.

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 7:20 am

Informing NASA's Asteroid Initiative: A Citizen Forum

NASA NASA is finding asteroids , including those that might threaten our home planet, and sending humans to explore one. The agency is engaging the public in the Asteroid Grand Challenge to find all asteroid threats to human population and know what to do about them, accelerating NASA's existing planetary defense work. NASA is also developing a first-ever mission to identify, capture and …

Posted on 29 August 2014 | 5:13 pm

How Asteroid 1950 DA Keeps It Together

The kilometer-size rubble pile appears to be held together by van der Waals forces. Karen Hopkin reports — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Posted on 29 August 2014 | 4:22 pm

Neptune and 'Dodgeball' Asteroid Star in Webcasts Tonight: Watch Live

Armchair astronomers can enjoy a cosmic double play tonight (Aug. 29), with back-to-back webcasts featuring faraway Neptune and a close-flying asteroid. The action starts at 8 p.m. EDT (midnight GMT Aug. 30), when the online Slooh Community Observatory will air a live four-hour show to mark an alignment of Neptune, Earth and the sun. Once that webcast ends at midnight EDT (0400 GMT), Slooh will …

Posted on 29 August 2014 | 12:47 pm

Doomsday Debate: Asteroid Threat Could Divide Society

The discovery of the asteroid threat pits the scientists against each other, and juxtaposes science against religious fanaticism as humanity attempts to come to terms with the impending doomsday event. If a 2-mile-wide (3.2 kilometers) asteroid collided with Earth, the impact "would almost certainly be a civilization-destroying event," said author Tony Taylor, of Tempe, Arizona. Taylor is not a …

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 1:31 pm

Near-Earth Asteroid Held Together by Unknown Force

The new discovery suggests better ways to deflect an incoming space rock — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Posted on 18 August 2014 | 4:52 pm

Potentially Dangerous Asteroid Is Actually a Pile of Rubble

Unexpectedly, the scientists found 1950 DA is a porous rubble pile, about half of which is empty space. "I was expecting to find a high-density metallic asteroid, as such an asteroid wouldn't require cohesive forces to hold itself together under its fast rotation," lead study author Ben Rozitis, an astronomer at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, told Space.com. Asteroid 1950 DA is …

Posted on 13 August 2014 | 5:09 pm

How Will Earth's Leaders Respond to a Real Asteroid Threat?

Now, the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space has taken a step toward combating the asteroid threat. A special U.N. action team on near-Earth objects (NEOs) has recommended the creation of an International Asteroid Warning Network (IAWN), which is designed to gather and analyze NEO data and provide timely warnings to national authorities if a potentially hazardous NEO …

Posted on 13 August 2014 | 12:51 pm