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An asteroid about the size of a football stadium may slightly have a chance of impacting Earth in 2040, but new estimates show it's hardly a threat.
The work of a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professor has helped reveal a rare orbital shift and the density of an asteroid that will pass close to Earth.
Protecting the Earth from an extinction-threatening asteroid has in the past been left up to Hollywood, which has deployed a barrage of special effects box office blockbusters that have kept deadly space rocks from smashing our planet into oblivion.
Experts claim that approximately 50 million objects pass by our planet each day.
NASA has announced that it is planning to send a spacecraft to a distant asteroid in five years to gather samples of what could be the building blocks of all life on Earth.
What could happen if a 25-million-ton chunk of rock slammed into Earth?
The head of the Russian space agency said Wednesday that the country is considering sending a spacecraft to a large asteroid to knock it off its path and prevent a possible collision with Earth.
A previously undiscovered asteroid passed close to the Earth on Monday after being spotted just 15 hours before the close encounter.
Near-Earth Object -- Near-Earth Objects (NEO) are asteroids, comets and large meteoroids whose orbit intersects Earth's orbit and which may therefore pose a collision danger. Due to their size and proximity, NEO's are also more easily accessible for spacecraft from Earth and are important for future scientific investigation and commercial development. In fact, some near-Earth asteroids can be reached with much less Î”V (change in velocity) than the Moon. In the United States, NASA...
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