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An Asteroid Just Broke Up Over Africa
June 04, 2018
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An Asteroid Just Broke Up Over Africa

NASA discovered an asteroid on a collision-course with Earth. Just hours after discovery, the object disintegrated above Earth. The boulder-sized space rock slammed into the Earth’s atmosphere Saturday (June 2). The US space agency first detected the boulder when it was as far away as the Moon’s orbit. The asteroid...

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Football Field Asteroid Flies Through the Earth-Moon Orbit
April 16, 2018
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Football Field Asteroid Flies Through the Earth-Moon Orbit

On Sunday (April 15), a football field asteroid buzzed by Earth. Astronomers call it 2018 GE3 and it’s one of the largest asteroids to pass that close to Earth. 2018 GE3, made its closest approach to Earth at around 2:41 a.m. EDT (0641 GMT). At its closest point, the giant object was just 119,500 miles away from...

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Big Scary Asteroid is NOT Hitting Earth in February
January 22, 2018
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Big Scary Asteroid is NOT Hitting Earth in February

So, on Feb. 4 a scary asteroid larger than any skyscraper yet built will pass by Earth. It will be approaching within about 10 times the distance from Earth to the moon. The asteroid will be about 2.6 million miles (4.2 million kilometers) at the closest point. The giant space rock is about 0.3 to 0.75 miles (0.5 to 1.2 km)...

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New Images of Near-Earth Asteroid Phaethon
December 28, 2017
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New Images of Near-Earth Asteroid Phaethon

Astronomers capture images of the second-largest asteroid in Earth’s proximity. The asteroid Paethon might be “potentially hazardous”. Astronomers concluded the new observations at the Arecibo Observatory from December 15 through 19, 2017. This asteroid is the parent body of the Geminid meteor shower of...

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Astronomers to Investigate for Possible Alien Life on ‘Oumuamua
December 13, 2017
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Astronomers to Investigate for Possible Alien Life on ‘Oumuamua

Researchers will listen for radio signals coming from ‘Oumuamua. Days ago, the object entered our solar system from far away. Scientists from Breakthrough Listen, using the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope in Green Bank in West Virginia, will listen to radio signals coming from the asteroid ‘Oumuamua. Breakthrough...

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House-Sized Asteroid Flew Extremely Close to Earth Today (VIDEO)
October 12, 2017
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House-Sized Asteroid Flew Extremely Close to Earth Today (VIDEO)

Today morning (Oct. 12), astrophysicists were carefully watching a house-sized asteroid as it rushed very close to Earth. It was the size of a house. This space rock is known as 2012 TC4. It zoomed about 26,000 miles (42,000 kilometers) above Antarctica at 1:42 a.m. EDT (0542 GMT) Thursday. That’s about 11 percent the...

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