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Asteroid Impact Apocalypse: ‘Date of Destruction’ Set At Day Of Atonement … – The Inquisitr


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Asteroid Impact Apocalypse: 'Date of Destruction' Set At Day Of Atonement
The Inquisitr
Despite NASA's recent statement denying fear-mongering conspiracy theory predictions that a giant asteroid will impact the Earth on September 22-28 causing a global climate catastrophe that leads to large-scale extinction of species, doomsday theorists …

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 9:31 pm

Eerie New Asteroid Video Reveals Giant ‘Space Peanut’ – Huffington Post


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Eerie New Asteroid Video Reveals Giant 'Space Peanut'
Huffington Post
One possibility is that a couple of "big chunks" came together at some point, asteroid expert Dr. Amy Mainzer, principal investigator for NASA's NEOWISE space telescope program, told The Huffington Post in an email. Another possibility, she said, is
Helpful Tips For Nuking An AsteroidNational Geographic
8 Giant Asteroids That Flew Uncomfortably Close to EarthPC Magazine
3 August 2015 in News: Peanut-shaped near-Earth asteroid 1999 JD6 imaged by radarAstronomy Now Online
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Posted on 3 August 2015 | 8:41 pm

NASA test a prototype Asteroid Prospector Flyer – Daily Mail


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NASA test a prototype Asteroid Prospector Flyer
Daily Mail
NASA test a prototype Asteroid Prospector Flyer. NASA test a prototype Asteroid Prospector Flyer, seeing if it is able to correct and stabilise itself using its tiny jets. The technology, similar to a drone, has been designed to gather samples on other

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 2:15 pm

Asteroid impact triggered sudden cooling on Earth 12800 years ago – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Asteroid impact triggered sudden cooling on Earth 12800 years ago
Daily Mail
Now researchers claim to have found compelling evidence that suggests the sudden drop in temperatures around 12,800 years ago was triggered by an asteroid impact. The cause of the rapid cooling, known as the Younger Dryas period, has been hotly …

Posted on 31 July 2015 | 3:18 pm

Forget asteroids: Solar storm could ’cause apocalypse on Earth with just 12 … – Express.co.uk


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Forget asteroids: Solar storm could 'cause apocalypse on Earth with just 12
Express.co.uk
The threat of asteroids hitting Earth and wiping out life on the planet have been in the headlines since celebrities and scientists joined forces for World Asteroid Day last month. Yet a campaign following World Asteroid Day on June 30 to get global …

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Posted on 31 July 2015 | 10:53 am

Asteroid Miners Can Learn a Lot From Philae’s Bumpy Landing – Wired


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Asteroid Miners Can Learn a Lot From Philae's Bumpy Landing
Wired
The extremely low gravity of near earth asteroids is, after all, both a challenge and their primary advantage in space travel. Getting to space is expensive because of the massive amounts of fuel needed to escape Earth's relatively mighty gravity. If

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Posted on 30 July 2015 | 6:05 pm

‘Trillion-Dollar Asteroid’ Zooms by Earth as Scientists Watch (Video) – Space.com


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'Trillion-Dollar Asteroid' Zooms by Earth as Scientists Watch (Video)
Space.com
When an asteroid packed with about $5 trillion worth of platinum zoomed past Earth this month scientists were ready, capturing the space rock on radar as it sailed safely by our planet. The asteroid 2011 UW158 missed Earth by about 1.5 million miles (2
DailyDirt: Asteroids Are Not Just An 80s Video GameTechdirt

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Posted on 28 July 2015 | 4:57 pm

Watch A Weird-Shaped Asteroid Tumble Through Space [Video] – Popular Science


Popular Science

Watch A Weird-Shaped Asteroid Tumble Through Space [Video]
Popular Science
A pretty big space rock zipped past Earth last week. The asteroid 2011 UW158 came to within about 1.5 million miles of our planet, allowing ground-based telescopes to get their first good look at it. By bouncing radar signals off the asteroid

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Posted on 27 July 2015 | 5:33 pm

Name That Asteroid: Japan Asks Public to Christen Hayabusa 2 Target – Space.com


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Name That Asteroid: Japan Asks Public to Christen Hayabusa 2 Target
Space.com
Japanese space officials want you to help them come up with a better name for asteroid 1999 JU3, which the nation's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft will study up close a few years from now. In collaboration with the International Astronomical Union (the keeper

Posted on 24 July 2015 | 11:08 am

Chill. Asteroid 2015 HM10 Isn’t Going to Destroy Earth – Wired


Wired

Chill. Asteroid 2015 HM10 Isn't Going to Destroy Earth
Wired
Today, asteroid 2015 HM10 will not destroy Earth. It will not arc like a fiery rainbow through the atmosphere and drop an inferno the size of Manhattan onto, let's say, Paris or the Golden Gate Bridge. Billions of people will not die horribly, or
Scientists preparing tools and techniques to prevent a possible asteroid ChristianToday
Asteroid Day lands at Cranbrook this weekendC&G Newspapers
Planet killer: Ex-army officer's Welsh space-rock missionThe Register

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Posted on 7 July 2015 | 4:48 pm

Asteroid – Bing News

Tracking A Mysterious Group of Asteroid Outcasts

The asteroid Euphrosyne glides across a field of background stars in this time-lapse view from NASA’s WISE spacecraft. › A new NASA study has traced some members of the near-Earth asteroid population back to their likely source. › The source may be the …

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 5:35 pm

Space Peanut: NASA Photographs Peanut-Shaped Asteroid Passing By The Earth

Humans have had a long history of associating things in space to what we see here down on Earth. While we have had constellations and stars being named after ancient gods and creatures, the latest addition to that list is a bit different. Say hello to the …

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 4:45 pm

Eerie New Asteroid Video Reveals Giant ‘Space Peanut’

With the help of a pair of giant radio telescopes, scientists have captured eerie new video of an asteroid as it whizzed by Earth last month. Known formally as 1999 JD6, the space rock is being called a “space peanut” because of its elongated shape and …

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 1:33 pm

Helpful Tips For Nuking An Asteroid

Yes, I did, I tell David Morrison, the chief scientist for the Planetary Defense Team at NASA’s Ames Research Center. That’s the 1998 film where astronauts pilot a spacecraft carrying nuclear weapons into the center of a massive comet, destroying the …

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 12:36 pm

NASA shares ‘space peanut’ flyby video

The peanut isn’t actually a peanut, but an asteroid named 1999 JD6. Last week, the asteroid’s closest approach towards Earth (still 4.5 million miles away) was imaged by two radio telescopes — NASA’s Deep Space Network antenna in California, and the …

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 8:14 am

The “Space Peanut” Asteroid and the Two Telescopes Behind The Images

On July 25, our planet had a close (relatively) encounter with a weird looking asteroid. The asteroid, 1999 JD6, is believed to be a contact binary – a type of asteroid with two lobes sticking together. NASA opted for a much cooler name in their press …

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 8:06 am

NASA captures footage of “peanut” asteroid

NASA scientists have taken grainy images of a peculiar asteroid nicknamed the “Space Peanut”. The asteroids measures 1.2 miles across and made its closest approach at 7.2 million kms from Earth – 19 times closer than the Moon. The asteroid’s …

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 5:14 am

NASA uses ground based Telescopes to produce images of Peanut shaped Asteroid flyby of Earth

Pasadena, CA – NASA scientists have used two giant, Earth-based radio telescopes to bounce radar signals off a passing asteroid and produce images of the peanut-shaped body as it approached close to Earth this past weekend. The asteroid appears to be a …

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 12:02 am

Buzzed by a ‘space peanut’: Nasa reveals strange shaped asteroid that passed just 4.5m miles from Earth last weekend

Nasa has captured images of a peanut-shaped asteroid as it made its closest approach to Earth last weekend. The bizarrely-shaped asteroid appears to be what is known as a contact binary, which is an asteroid with two lobes that are stuck together.

Posted on 31 July 2015 | 6:04 pm

‘Trillion-Dollar Asteroid’ Zooms by Earth as Scientists Watch (Video)

When an asteroid packed with about $5 trillion worth of platinum zoomed past Earth this month scientists were ready, capturing the space rock on radar as it sailed safely by our planet. The asteroid 2011 UW158 missed Earth by about 1.5 million miles (2.4 …

Posted on 29 July 2015 | 3:08 am



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