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Big asteroid to safely pass by Earth on September 1 – Economic Times


The Hindu

Big asteroid to safely pass by Earth on September 1
Economic Times
Asteroid Florence — named in honour of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), the founder of modern nursing — is about 4.4 kilometres in size, according to measurements from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the asteroids and comets hunting NEOWISE …
Big asteroid to pass safely by Earth on September 1: NASAThe Hindu
3-mile asteroid is the largest Earth-buzzing object NASA's ever seenNew Atlas
Brace for a close encounter! Three-mile asteroid to whizz past Earth on September 1India TV
International Business Times UK
all 5 news articles »

Posted on 18 August 2017 | 6:54 am

Nasa’s ambitious plan to save Earth from a supervolcano – BBC News


BBC News

Nasa's ambitious plan to save Earth from a supervolcano
BBC News
“I was a member of the Nasa Advisory Council on Planetary Defense which studied ways for Nasa to defend the planet from asteroids and comets,” explains Brian Wilcox of Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at the California Institute of Technology.

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Posted on 17 August 2017 | 9:50 am

Thrust – PopMatters


PopMatters

Thrust
PopMatters
I don't have a clear answer, but Black Asteroid's Thrust helps us at least start to draw up a map on the subject. It's ironic that producer Bryan Black formerly worked for Prince, an artist widely noted for his precision and attention to detail, as

Posted on 17 August 2017 | 7:27 am

Asteroid Apophis has one in 100,000 chance of hitting Earth, expert … – Phys.Org


Phys.Org

Asteroid Apophis has one in 100,000 chance of hitting Earth, expert …
Phys.Org
The huge, nearly 400-meter-wide asteroid Apophis is still on a list of hazardous near-Earth objects (NEOs), regarded as a potential threat to the planet. However …

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Posted on 14 August 2017 | 11:30 am

Space agencies track trajectory of approaching asteroid – New Atlas – New Atlas


New Atlas

Space agencies track trajectory of approaching asteroid – New Atlas
New Atlas
Asteroid 2012 TC4 hasn't been seen since its last brush with our planet five years ago, but calculations of its trajectory told astronomers that it would return in …

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Posted on 14 August 2017 | 2:25 am

Big asteroid to sweep close September 1 – EarthSky


EarthSky

Big asteroid to sweep close September 1
EarthSky
The next attraction coming up in our skies after the spectacular total solar eclipse of August 21 might be an asteroid big enough to be seen in small telescopes, and maybe even in binoculars, as a small, very slow-moving “star.” Asteroid 1981 ET3

Posted on 13 August 2017 | 12:20 pm

Catching Up With Dawn, the Massive Spacecraft Exploring – Wired – WIRED


WIRED

Catching Up With Dawn, the Massive Spacecraft Exploring – Wired
WIRED
It'd be hard to invent a more Star Wars-esque spacecraft than Dawn. It's 65 feet from tip to tip. It's exploring the asteroid belt. And it's got an ion drive, for Pete's …

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Posted on 11 August 2017 | 8:07 pm

Close encounter: asteroid the size of a house set for near miss with Earth – The Guardian


The Guardian

Close encounter: asteroid the size of a house set for near miss with Earth
The Guardian
Scientists expected the asteroid to return for a near-Earth rendezvous this year but did not know how close it would get. Now the Very Large Telescope of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile has managed to track it down some 56m km away …
Asteroid the size of a house 'will shave' past Earth in OctoberTelegraph.co.uk
Earth-buzzing asteroid spotted ahead of its October arrivalCNET
Cancel the farewell party. Get back to work. That asteroid isn't going to hit Earth in OctoberThe Register
Devon Live –BABW News –Mirror.co.uk –ESA
all 72 news articles »

Posted on 11 August 2017 | 1:04 am

New Horizon’s Next Target Is an Oddly Shaped Asteroid | Smart News – Smithsonian


Smithsonian

New Horizon's Next Target Is an Oddly Shaped Asteroid | Smart News
Smithsonian
New data shows that MU69 is less than 20 miles long and may actually be two asteroids orbiting one another.

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Posted on 10 August 2017 | 10:07 am

Asteroid flyby in October: A drill for the end of the world? – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Asteroid flyby in October: A drill for the end of the world?
USA TODAY
Are we ready for an asteroid impact? This October, NASA will conduct a drill to see how well its planetary defense system would work if an actual asteroid were heading straight for Earth. While these sort of drills have been done in the past with
Why NASA Will Test its Asteroid Defense System This OctoberGizmodo
Onrushing Asteroid Drill Just a Test, Isn't It?Newsmax
NASA To Test Defense System During Asteroid FlybyCBS Philly
Pulse Headlines –USAJOBS – Job Announcement –Markets Insider –Newsweek
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Posted on 2 August 2017 | 9:43 pm

Asteroid – BingNews

Big asteroid to pass by Earth on September 1, says NASA

A large near-Earth asteroid will pass safely by our planet on September 1, at a distance of about seven million kilometres, NASA has said. Asteroid Florence – named in honour of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), the founder of modern nursing – is about 4.4 …

Posted on 18 August 2017 | 12:59 am

Brace for a close encounter! Three-mile asteroid to whizz past Earth on September 1

Planet Earth is set for a close shave next month when a rock measuring 4.4 km (2.7 miles) will pass by our planet next month. According to US space agency NASA, Asteroid Florence, a large near-Earth asteroid, will pass safely by Earth on September 1, 2017 …

Posted on 18 August 2017 | 12:17 am

Big asteroid to pass safely by Earth on September 1: NASA

This year’s encounter is the closest by Asteroid Florence since 1890 and the closest it will ever be until after 2500. A large near-Earth asteroid will pass safely by our planet on September 1, at a distance of seven million kilometres, or about 18 Earth …

Posted on 18 August 2017 | 12:07 am

Big asteroid to pass safely by Earth on Sep 1: NASA

WASHINGTON: A large near-Earth asteroid will pass safely by our planet on September 1, at a distance of seven million kilometres, or about 18 Earth-Moon distances, according to NASA. Asteroid Florence is among the largest near-Earth asteroids that are …

Posted on 18 August 2017 | 12:07 am

Big asteroid to safely pass by Earth on September 1

Image used for representational purpose only. WASHINGTON: A large near-Earth asteroid will pass safely by our planet on September 1, at a distance of about seven million kilometres, NASA has said. Asteroid Florence — named in honour of Florence …

Posted on 17 August 2017 | 11:22 pm

Large Asteroid to Safely Pass Earth on Sept. 1

Asteroid Florence, a large near-Earth asteroid, will pass safely by Earth on Sept. 1, 2017, at a distance of about 4.4 million miles. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Asteroid Florence, a large near-Earth asteroid, will pass safely by Earth on Sept.

Posted on 17 August 2017 | 4:54 pm

Asteroid: Space Defense blasts onto the Mac

FreneticGamez has launched Asteroid: Space Defense 1.0 for the Mac. It’s a retro arcade space shooter in which you control your space ship to avoid asteroids and other enemies in this retro shooter. Collect stars to buy new ships and upgrades and try to …

Posted on 17 August 2017 | 8:25 am

Here Are The Odds The Giant Apophis Asteroid Will Hit Earth

An enormous asteroid has only a one in 100,000 chance of striking Earth in this century, a NASA scientist has said. Some scientists have been studying Apophis, a 1,000-foot asteroid discovered in 2004, because of how close the space rock will be getting to …

Posted on 14 August 2017 | 9:08 am

Big asteroid to sweep close September 1

Named for Florence Nightingale, asteroid 3122 Florence is the biggest near-Earth object to pass this close since this category of objects was discovered over a century ago! It might be visible in binoculars. The next attraction coming up in our skies after …

Posted on 13 August 2017 | 1:00 am

Catching Up With Dawn, the Massive Spacecraft Exploring the Asteroid Belt

It’d be hard to invent a more Star Wars-esque spacecraft than Dawn. It’s 65 feet from tip to tip. It’s exploring the asteroid belt. And it’s got an ion drive, for Pete’s sake. But Dawn also has a serious job to do. Launched in 2007, it’s been …

Posted on 11 August 2017 | 1:05 pm

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