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Scientists ‘can’t rule out’ collision with asteroid flying by Earth in 2029 – BGR


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Scientists 'can't rule out' collision with asteroid flying by Earth in 2029
BGR
Asteroids are one of the most serious threats to life as we know it, but scientists and skywatchers have gotten pretty good at predicting exactly when and where the dangerous rocks will appear, and how close they're going to come to our planet. One
Asteroid Day to Offer a Crash Course (and Other Events) on Space RocksSpace.com
Are asteroids humanity's 'greatest challenge'?Phys.Org
Giant Asteroid Heading Earth's Way With Possible Impact in the FutureNature World News
SpaceWatch Middle East (press release) (subscription) (blog) –Straight.com –PR Newswire (press release)
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Posted on 28 June 2017 | 12:51 pm

The stable retrograde orbit of the Bee-Zed asteroid explained – Phys.Org


The stable retrograde orbit of the Bee-Zed asteroid explained
Phys.Org
In our solar system, an asteroid orbits the sun in the opposite direction to the planets. Asteroid 2015 BZ509, also known as Bee-Zed, takes 12 years to make one complete orbit around the sun. This is the same orbital period as that of Jupiter, which

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 10:10 am

IMPACT of asteroid that will approach Earth in 2029 ‘CANNOT be ruled out’ – Express.co.uk


Express.co.uk

IMPACT of asteroid that will approach Earth in 2029 'CANNOT be ruled out'
Express.co.uk
Due to the close proximity in which the giant space rock will pass, scientists believe the near-miss will alter the asteroid's orbit, which could lead it to collide with Earth in the future. If the 27 billion kg asteroid were to hit Earth, scientists
Do we have to worry about an asteroid strike? – RawStoryRaw Story
Impact Possible: Giant Asteroid To Come Close To Earth In 2029Science World Report

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Posted on 27 June 2017 | 3:25 pm

Impact threat from asteroid Apophis cannot be ruled out – Phys.Org


Phys.Org

Impact threat from asteroid Apophis cannot be ruled out
Phys.Org
The famous near-Earth asteroid Apophis caused quite a stir in 2004 when it was announced that it could hit our planet. Although the possibility of an impact during its close approach in 2029 was excluded, the asteroid's collision with Earth in the more

Posted on 26 June 2017 | 9:41 am

Are asteroids leaving the spotlight? No way, say Asteroid Day activists – GeekWire


GeekWire

Are asteroids leaving the spotlight? No way, say Asteroid Day activists
GeekWire
NASA may be closing down its grand plan to study a piece of an asteroid up close, but the researchers who focus on near-Earth objects aren't turning their backs on massive space boulders. They say it's just a matter of time before we'll be forced to
Queen's University scientist warns of asteroid dangerSpace Daily
Is an asteroid about to hit Earth? Making sense of life in a hostile universeFox News
Could Asteroids Bombard the Earth to Cause a Mass Extinction in 10 Million Years?Scientific American
The Independent –The Patriot Ledger (blog)
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Posted on 24 June 2017 | 11:06 pm

Museum in Lincoln to Host Special Asteroid Day Event | Nebraska … – U.S. News & World Report


Museum in Lincoln to Host Special Asteroid Day Event | Nebraska …
U.S. News & World Report
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A special Asteroid Day event has been scheduled at the University of Nebraska State Museum at Morrill Hall in Lincoln.

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Posted on 24 June 2017 | 1:59 pm

NASA Closes Out Its Asteroid Redirect Mission – Sky & Telescope


Sky & Telescope

NASA Closes Out Its Asteroid Redirect Mission
Sky & Telescope
After years of study, NASA announced recently that its plan to retrieve an asteroid and place it in lunar orbit, known as the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), will be shut down due to lack of congressional support in the proposed FY2018 budget. The

Posted on 22 June 2017 | 7:45 pm

An asteroid is definitely going to hit the Earth, expert warns – BGR


BGR

An asteroid is definitely going to hit the Earth, expert warns
BGR
Space is a dangerous place to be, and since the Earth is in space, every living thing on the planet is at risk of eventually feeling its wrath. Asteroids are the most clear and present threat that our Solar System poses to us, and you only need to look
Scientist warns of asteroid dangerScience Daily
Asteroid will DEFINITELY hit Earth and could wipe out London, expert warnsExpress.co.uk
What are asteroids, when will the next one hit and could a meteor strike destroy the planet?The Sun
Mirror.co.uk –Daily Mail –The Indian Express –EurekAlert
all 76 news articles »

Posted on 21 June 2017 | 11:48 pm

Asteroid buzzes Earth ahead of Asteroid Day – CNET – CNET


CNET

Asteroid buzzes Earth ahead of Asteroid Day – CNET
CNET
As we get ready for a day dedicated to space rocks, a few make an appearance for the occasion.
Scifi Eye: The enormous latent threat of the asteroid | The EngineerThe Engineer
Asteroid 6 Hebe Likely Not The Source Of H-Chondrite Meteorites …International Business Times

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Posted on 19 June 2017 | 9:02 pm

Asteroid Institute enlists UW researchers to help protect our planet … – GeekWire


GeekWire

Asteroid Institute enlists UW researchers to help protect our planet …
GeekWire
The B612 Foundation sets up an Asteroid Institute to focus on threats from near-Earth objects – and gives the University of Washington a leading role.

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Posted on 13 June 2017 | 3:14 pm

Asteroid – BingNews

NASA to Celebrate Asteroid Day With Special Broadcast

WASHINGTON, DC (NASA PR) — NASA will mark the worldwide observance of International Asteroid Day at noon EDT Friday, June 30, with a special television program featuring the agency’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office and other projects working to …

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 8:43 am

Scientists ‘can’t rule out’ collision with asteroid flying by Earth in 2029

Asteroids are one of the most serious threats to life as we know it, but scientists and skywatchers have gotten pretty good at predicting exactly when and where the dangerous rocks will appear, and how close they’re going to come to our planet. One massive …

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 8:15 am

Asteroid Day Initiates First-Ever Multimedia Global Conversation about Asteroids

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On June 30, Asteroid Day, the UN-sanctioned day of education to raise awareness about asteroids, is inviting the public to join in a global conversation to protect humanity from asteroid impacts and facilitate future exploration.

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 6:40 am

Giant Asteroid Heading Earth’s Way With Possible Impact in the Future

When the end of the world comes, do you think it’s going to be because of an asteroid? The famous near-Earth asteroid Apophis will be missing the planet by a hair on 2029, but a future collision is possible, according to a report from Astro Watch.

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 6:26 am

Asteroid Day Will Offer a Crash Course (and Other Events) on Space Rocks

An artist’s impression of an asteroid hurtling through space. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech More than 700 events are scheduled to take place in 190 countries across the globe for this year’s Asteroid Day celebration on Friday (June 30). If you can’t make it to …

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 6:03 am

The stable retrograde orbit of the Bee-Zed asteroid explained

Co-orbital bodies that orbit the Sun in the same direction as a planet can follow trajectories (blue curves with arrows) that, from the perspective of the planet, look like tadpoles, horseshoes or ‘quasi-satellites’. Credit: Helena Morais & Fathi Namouni …

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 4:44 am

The Bee-Zed asteroid orbits in the opposite direction to planets

In our solar system, an asteroid orbits the Sun in the opposite direction to the planets. Asteroid 2015 BZ509, also known as Bee-Zed, takes 12 years to make one complete orbit around the Sun. This is the same orbital period as that of Jupiter, which shares …

Posted on 27 June 2017 | 1:15 pm

Impact Possible: Giant Asteroid To Come Close To Earth In 2029

A 40-million-ton asteroid is expected to fly close to Earth in 2029, and there is a possibility that a collision will occur. The asteroid called Apophis will pass by the planet from around 18,600 miles away on April 13, 2029. While this seems far away by …

Posted on 27 June 2017 | 2:16 am

Do We Have To Worry About An Asteroid Strike?

It may never happen, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility, according to a report on Astrowatch.net. After all, scientists were briefly worried in 2004 about that asteroid striking Earth, before further calculations showed there was nothing to be …

Posted on 26 June 2017 | 8:00 pm

Asteroid Hitting Earth: Do We Have To Worry About Space Rocks Crashing Our Planet?

The asteroid Apophis seems like a friendly rock speeding through the space near Earth for now, but later on in its relationship with our planet, it might strike down to the surface with devastating results. It may never happen, but it’s not out of the …

Posted on 26 June 2017 | 2:31 pm

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