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2012-06-02 12:01:43

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.

Newly Found Asteroid Passes Earth At Safe Distance
2012-05-29 05:02:23

In the early hours Tuesday morning a newly-discovered asteroid whizzed by Earth at a relatively safe distance of 14,000 miles, also posing no danger to communication satellites in orbit.

Scientist Guesses Asteroid's Weight, Millions Of Miles Away
2012-05-25 11:18:04

A NASA scientist would be a shoe-in at any state or county fair if hosting the "guess your weight" game. Steve Chesley of JPL's Near-Earth Object Program Office has accurately determine the mass of an asteroid from millions of miles away.

NASA Captures Image Of Large Asteroid Passing Earth
2011-11-08 04:30:48

NASA's Deep Space Network antenna in Goldstone, Calif. has captured new radar images of Asteroid 2005 YU55 passing close to Earth.

Massive Asteroid Approaching Near Earth On Tuesday
2011-11-08 06:00:06

NASA reports that a massive asteroid (2005 YU55) will make a rare fly-by of Earth today. The asteroid will make its closest approach to Earth at 3:28 p.m. PST.

NASA In Final Preps For Nov. 8 Asteroid Flyby
2011-10-27 04:30:32

NASA scientists will be tracking asteroid 2005 YU55 with antennas of the agency's Deep Space Network at Goldstone, Calif., as the space rock safely flies past Earth slightly closer than the moon's orbit on Nov. 8.

Astronomers To Get Sneak Peek Of OSIRIS-REx Target Asteroid
2011-09-15 06:59:33

Every six years, asteroid 1999 RQ 36 nears the Earth - by cosmic standards - and researchers are launching a global observation campaign to learn as much as possible in preparation for the OSIRIS-REx, the first U.S.-led mission to bring back a sample of pristine asteroid material.

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2011-01-12 07:55:00

Radar imaging at NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in the California desert on Dec 11 and 12, 2010, revealed defining characteristics of recently discovered asteroid 2010 JL33.

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2010-10-11 18:00:00

A small asteroid will fly past Earth early Tuesday within the Earth-moon system.


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begunk
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The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.