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Last Week's Meteor and Asteroid Mayhem: A Review

Video courtesy of Sky News

The universe fired two warning shots across the Earth’s bow within the same 24-hour period this past week. The first was a large meteor that exploded over central Russia, which was followed by the closest predicted pass of an asteroid. These two events took place only […]

NASA to Chronicle Earth Flyby of Asteroid 2012 DA14

Diagram showing today’s passage of 2012 DA14 through the Earth-Moon system. The celestial visitor will make a closest approach of around 17,150 miles, bringing it within the sphere of the orbits of geosynchronous satellites. Image Credit: NASA

Move over, Bruce Willis. Your asteroid-pulverizing, Home Planet–saving career might not be ready for a resurgence just […]

Newly Discovered Asteroid To Pass Very Close Next Year

In this oblique view, the path of near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14 is seen passing close to Earth on Feb. 15, 2013. Image Credit: NASA/JPL Near-Earth Object Program Office

In this oblique view, the path of near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14 is seen passing close to Earth on Feb. 15, 2013. Image Credit: NASA/JPL Near-Earth Object Program Office

Last month an amateur team of astronomers from the La Sagra Sky Survey Observatory in southeast Spain discovered an asteroid roughly 150 feet wide as it […]