Large Asteroid to Safely Pass Earth on Sept. 1
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Large Asteroid to Safely Pass Earth on Sept. 1

Asteroid Florence, a large near-Earth asteroid, will pass safely by Earth on Sept. 1, 2017,…

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Korean Astronomers Dissect a Fragmented Asteroid
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Korean Astronomers Dissect a Fragmented Asteroid

A team of Korean astronomers uses imaging from the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph (GMOS) on Gemini…

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ESA marks #Asteroid Day
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ESA marks #Asteroid Day

The United Nations has declared 30 June to be International Asteroid Day, and ESA is…

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Magnetic space tug could target dead satellites
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Magnetic space tug could target dead satellites

Derelict satellites could in future be grappled and removed from key orbits around Earth with…

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Study highlights deadliest effects of hypothetical asteroid strike
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Study highlights deadliest effects of hypothetical asteroid strike

Violent winds and shockwaves would account for more than 60 per cent of lives lost…

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Heavy Metal: Comet-driven megafauna extinction?
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Heavy Metal: Comet-driven megafauna extinction?

Roughly 13,000 years ago, large ice-age mammals known as megafauna — horses, camels, mammoths, mastodons and…

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Getting to Know Meteors Better
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Getting to Know Meteors Better

Four years ago, a brilliant fireball streaked across the dawn sky over Russia, then fractured…

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From rocks in Colorado, evidence of a ‘chaotic solar system’
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From rocks in Colorado, evidence of a ‘chaotic solar system’

Plumbing a 90 million-year-old layer cake of sedimentary rock in Colorado, a team of scientists…

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First Nuclear Explosion Helps Test Theory of Moon’s Formation
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First Nuclear Explosion Helps Test Theory of Moon’s Formation

Decades-old radioactive glass found blanketing the ground after the first nuclear test bomb explosion is…

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NASA, FEMA Hold Asteroid Emergency Planning Exercise
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NASA, FEMA Hold Asteroid Emergency Planning Exercise

NASA, FEMA Hold Asteroid Emergency Planning Exercise NASA Planetary Defense Officer Lindley Johnson was among…

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