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Latest Minor planet Stories

asteroid hunter Patrick Wiggins
2014-09-25 03:00:11

What’s rocky, about a mile wide, orbits between Mars and Jupiter and poses no threat to Earth? An asteroid named “Univofutah” after the University of Utah.

Ancient Star Surrounded By Gas From Comet Collisions
2012-11-09 10:48:05

Using a radio telescope in the mountainous area of southern Spain back in 1995, astronomer Benjamin Zuckerman and two colleagues found an unusually high amount of carbon monoxide gas orbiting a star in the constellation Cetus, 49 CETI.

99138608
2012-01-27 14:07:20

An asteroid about the size of a bus flew past Earth on Friday at a distance within about 36,750 miles.


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