Latest Near-Earth asteroids Stories
Two asteroids will pass within the moon's distance from Earth on Wednesday, Sept 8.
Scientists have discovered that a potentially hazardous asteroid might collide with Earth in 2182.
Near-Earth asteroid 2005 YU55 was "imaged" by the Arecibo Radar Telescope in Puerto Rico on April 19.
A newly discovered asteroid, 2010 GA6, will safely fly by Earth this Thursday at 4:06 pm Pacific.
Key observations of an asteroid with a slight chance of hitting Earth may have to be shuttered in light of budget cuts, officials at a Puerto Rico observatory reported on Thursday.
Using updated information, NASA scientists have recalculated the path of a large asteroid. The refined path indicates a significantly reduced likelihood of a hazardous encounter with Earth in 2036.
According to a federal report, NASA lacks the funding to seek out all the asteroids that threaten Earth.
The mission will be the first to return a sample of an asteroid to Earth. NASA Goddard is managing the project. Lockheed Martin is building the flight system, the sampling mechanism, and the sample return capsule. Lockheed Martin is also performing spacecraft operations.
Scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and around the world rely on their ethereal images to tell some out-of-this-world tales of near-Earth objects.
Based on the recommendations of asteroid experts, ESA has selected two target asteroids for its Near-Earth Object deflecting mission, Don Quijote.
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