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asteroid visitor
2014-09-04 09:04:03

A small asteroid, designated 2014 RC, will safely pass very close to Earth on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. At the time of closest approach, based on current calculations to be about 2:18 p.m. EDT (11:18 a.m. PDT / 18:18 UTC), the asteroid will be roughly over New Zealand.

Asteroid 2013 ET Captured By Deep Space Network
2013-03-20 08:50:01

On March 10, 2013, NASA scientists obtained a sequence of radar images of asteroid 2013 ET using the 230-foot Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California.

Potentially Hazardous Asteroid Passing Close To Earth Tonight
2012-12-11 15:23:13

Potentially Hazardous Asteroid, Toutatis, will be making a close approach to Earth this week, just in time to give "world ending" theorists something to talk about.

Radar Images Of Asteroid 2007 PA8
2012-11-27 20:02:52

A collage shows nine radar images of near-Earth asteroid 2007 PA8 that were obtained between Oct. 31 and Nov. 13, 2012, with data collected by NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif.

Life On Earth Survives Another Day As Asteroid Misses By Miles
2011-11-09 06:06:28

The Earth faced a close-call on Tuesday, or as close of a call as it will face from the same asteroid for the next 83 years.

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.

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.

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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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2010-04-30 09:25:00

Near-Earth asteroid 2005 YU55 was "imaged" by the Arecibo Radar Telescope in Puerto Rico on April 19.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.