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New Map Shows Frequency Of Small Asteroid Impacts Provides

New Map Shows Frequency Of Small Asteroid Impacts, Provides Clues On Larger Asteroid Population

Provided by DC Agle and Dwayne Brown, NASA Headquarters A map released Nov. 14, 2014 by NASA's Near Earth Object (NEO) Program reveals that small asteroids frequently enter and disintegrate in the Earth's atmosphere with random distribution...

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asteroid citizen forum
2014-08-29 03:00:59

NASA is finding asteroids, including those that might threaten our home planet, and sending humans to explore one. The agency is engaging the public in the Asteroid Grand Challenge to find all asteroid threats to human population and know what to do about them, accelerating NASA's existing planetary defense work.

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An experimental microwave thruster that does not require fuel to operate has been dubbed the “impossible” space engine, but a team of NASA researchers has reportedly confirmed the system actually works.

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2014-06-20 12:35:12

Proposed studies for NASA’s missions to capture and redirect an asteroid are set to kick off in July. The space agency said these studies should inform not only the future asteroid mission, but also future missions to Mars.

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2014-06-19 13:09:44

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have measured the size of an asteroid candidate for NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), a proposed spacecraft concept to capture either a small asteroid, or a boulder from an asteroid.

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2014-06-16 12:21:29

On Thursday, June 19, NASA will host a televised update on recent progress and upcoming milestones in the agency's efforts to identify, capture and relocate an asteroid, and send astronauts to take samples of it in the 2020s.

2014-03-25 16:20:46

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media are invited to attend the agency's Asteroid Initiative Opportunities Forum on Wednesday, March 26, at NASA Headquarters in Washington

2014-03-21 16:20:14

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In support of NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission - a key part of the agency's stepping stone path to send humans to Mars - agency officials

2014-03-20 20:20:12

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 3 p.m.

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WASHINGTON, Feb.


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