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Citizen Scientists Can Now Help Discover NEAs Using Asteroid Zoo
2014-06-25 09:09:37

NASA, astronomers and scientists search the sky continually for near-Earth asteroids. Now, with the launch of Asteroid Zoo, the general public can assist in the search for undiscovered NEAs.

NASA Asteroid Initiative
2014-02-13 07:01:17

In June of last year, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden spoke to the United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) and shared with the international community what NASA is doing to detect and track asteroids.

Car-Sized New Year's Asteroid Enters Earth Over Atlantic Ocean
2014-01-03 11:11:33

According to NASA, the first asteroid of the 2014 season was discovered by Catalina Sky Survey, a NASA-sponsored observatory near Tucson, Arizona. It has been designated as 2014 AA and was viewed moving across the sky early Wednesday morning, January 1, 2014.

Hawaiian Telescope Discovers Ten Thousandth Near-Earth Object
2013-06-25 13:56:23

NASA said the 10,000th near-Earth object has been discovered using the Pan-STARRS-1 telescope in Hawaii.

President Barack Obama's NASA Budget Proposal Welcomed By UA Asteroid Experts
2013-04-11 08:10:17

Scientists at the University of Arizona welcome President Barack Obama's NASA budget proposal, rolled out today, and specifically its focus on gaining a better understanding of asteroids that could potentially harm Earth.

Lost Asteroid Rediscovered By Amateur Astronomer
2012-10-13 05:05:52

The European Space Agency reports that it has rediscovered an asteroid that was once lost through the agency's space hazards program.

City-Block Sized Asteroid Whizzing By Earth Tonight
2012-06-14 13:52:39

A huge asteroid the size of a city block will be skimming by Earth on Thursday night at 8:00 eastern time. The giant space rock is about 1,650-feet wide and is big enough to qualify as a potentially hazardous asteroid.

Image 1 - Astronomers Release Unprecedented Data Set On Celestial Objects That Brighten And Dim
2012-01-13 04:53:21

Astronomers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the University of Arizona have released the largest data set ever collected that documents the brightening and dimming of stars and other celestial objects—two hundred million in total.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.