Asteroids

Two Asteroids Will Pass Closer to Earth than the Moon
September 08, 2018
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Two Asteroids Will Pass Closer to Earth than the Moon

NASA warns that two asteroids are buzzing Earth this weekend in 20,000 mph graze. Astronomers call the newfound asteroid 2018 RC and you can watch its approach in a live webcast tonight (Sept. 8). 2018 RC is about the size of a jumbo jet, according to NASA’s Asteroid Watch team. The Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last...

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An Asteroid Found Last Year is Actually a Binary Pair
July 15, 2018
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An Asteroid Found Last Year is Actually a Binary Pair

Observations with three of the world’s largest radio telescopes reveal that an asteroid found last year is a binary pair. Each asteroid about 3,000 feet (900 meters) in size, orbits each other. This duo, dubbed 2017 YE5, belongs to an exceptionally rare class of near-Earth objects. Astronomers at the Morocco Oukaimeden...

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Asteroid 2018 CB will Pass Between Earth and Moon
February 08, 2018
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Asteroid 2018 CB will Pass Between Earth and Moon

On Friday asteroid 2018 CB, larger than a blue whale, will pass by Earth. However, it will not pose any danger to humans, as it will pass by safely. According to NASA, the asteroid will pass our planet at around 5:30 p.m. Eastern (2:30 p.m. Pacific) at a distance of about 39,000 miles (64,000 kilometers). “Although 2018 CB...

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8 Asteroids Fly Close to Earth in Just 3 Weeks
October 26, 2017
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8 Asteroids Fly Close to Earth in Just 3 Weeks

Astronomers are keeping their eyes on the rogue objects. Half a dozen asteroids have flown so close to Earth. October seems to be a busy month. Over the weekend, astronomers discovered a small asteroid passing close to Earth. It flew twice as close to your head as most of the man-made satellites in orbit. Asteroid 2017...

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