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2008-01-10 14:17:01

An asteroid nearing Mars will not crash into the planet later this month, scientists said Wednesday. New observations of the Mars-bound Asteroid 2007 WD5 have allowed astronomers to refine their predictions for the space rock's position during its red planet rendezvous on Jan.

2008-01-09 11:50:00

An impact with Mars by an approaching asteroid is now believed by scientists to be less likely than before.

2008-01-03 15:08:59

The possibility of an asteroid walloping the planet Mars this month is whetting the appetites of Earth-bound scientists, even as they further refine the space rock's trajectory.

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2007-12-28 19:06:11

The chance of a football field-sized asteroid plowing into Mars next month has been increased to 4 percent, scientists said Friday after analyzing archival data.

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2007-12-22 09:30:00

Astronomers funded by NASA are monitoring the trajectory of an asteroid estimated to be 50 meters (164 feet) wide that is expected to cross Mars' orbital path early next year.

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2007-12-20 21:00:00

Mars could be in for an asteroid hit. A newly discovered hunk of space rock has a 1 in 75 chance of slamming into the Red Planet on Jan. 30, scientists said Thursday.

2005-10-28 12:25:00

Mars is ready for another close-up. For the second time in nearly 60,000 years, the Red Planet will swing unusually close to Earth this weekend, appearing as a yellow twinkle in the night sky.


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