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The Rosetta Spacecraft Is Humanity's First Asteroid Lander

While NASA's asteroid-capturing mission remains grounded from a lack of US Congressional funding, a similar and equally ambitious European Space …

BRING IT ON: Giant Asteroid Could Smack Earth In 2032

A recently discovered asteroid that passed by earth last month is due for another pass in 2032, and, if the tractor beam I'll have built by then has …

Nasa sets Grand Challenge to public: find earth-destroying asteroids

White House and space agency launch search to help prevent mankind going the way of the dinosaur<p>The White House and Nasa will ask the public for help finding asteroids that potentially could slam into the Earth with catastrophic consequences.<p>Citing planetary defence, the government has decided that …

Here Are The 1400 Potentially Earth-Ending Asteroids Circling Our Planet

There are more than 1,400 potentially dangerous asteroids orbiting alongside the Earth, and any one of them is big enough to end humanity.<p>Fortunately, NASA keeps an eye on them for us — and they've mapped them all out here in this image from NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, made using data …

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NASA vows to track every asteroid near Earth as soon as it figures out how

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit:<p>NASA officials are planning to monitor all asteroids that pass near Earth, they announced Tuesday, an ambitious effort …

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NASA Reactivating Spacecraft To Hunt For Near-Earth Asteroids

NASA is bringing a retired spacecraft back into service to help search for asteroids that could pose a danger to Earth, the space agency announced on Wednesday.<p>The spacecraft's three-year mission will begin next month "with the goal of discovering and characterizing near-Earth objects (NEOs), space …

This Asteroid May Hit Earth in 2880

There are more than 10,000 near-Earth objects that have been identified so far — asteroids and comets of varying sizes that approach the Earth’s …

Massive asteroid to hit Earth in 2032? (Well, maybe)

Ukrainian astronomers discover an asteroid, called 2013 TV135, with the power of 2,500 nuclear bombs. It's officially described as "potentially hazardous." You've been warned.<p>I know from all the financial ads on TV that you like to plan your portfolio well in advance.<p>Might I therefore suggest that …