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The Big Asteroid That Just Buzzed Earth Has Its Own Little Moon

Well, that's a surprise. The big asteroid that just gave Earth a close shave has its own little moon. The moon measures only about 230 feet across but is plainly visible in new radar images of asteroid 2004 BL86 taken during its flyby (see video above). Huffington Post, 1 month ago

NASA probe indicates Vesta asteroid once had flowing water

One of the largest asteroids in our solar system - Vesta - may once have had flowing water which formed gullies and other erosion features on its surface, according to data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The post NASA probe indicates Vesta asteroid once had ...
 First Post.com1 month ago NASA probe indicates asteroid once had flowing water  Business Standard1 month ago Nasa Probe Indicates Asteroid Vesta Once Had Flowing Water: Study  NDTV1 month ago

Asteroid as huge as a mountain to fly by Earth

A relatively large asteroid, designated 2004 BL86, is going to fly by Earth at a very safe distance of 1.2 million km. This interplanetary visitor is roughly a third of a mile across and is the largest known space rock predicted to come this close to us until ...
 Asian Age1 month ago Mountain-size asteroid to fly by Earth on Jan 26-27  Sify1 month ago
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Asteroid 2004 BL86 set to narrowly miss us, to be visible from Earth

A mountain sized asteroid (about the size of five football fields) will fly by Earth on Monday, but there is no need to worry, assures NASA.
 Zee News1 month ago Asteroid set to narrowly miss us, will be visible from Earth  MSN India1 month ago
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Nuclear-arms to be used to blast asteroids?

American researchers are looking into the possibility of using nuclear weapons to protect Earth from the threat of incoming asteroids. Scientists at Los Alamos, the US government’s atomic weapons research centre in New Mexico, say that the threat of an ...
 Asian Age2 months ago Nuclear weapons to blast dangerous asteroids?  Business Standard2 months ago Plan to protect Earth from rogue asteroids with nuclear weapons  Zee News2 months ago

Dinosaurs wiped out rapidly by an asteroid 66 mln years ago

Press Trust of India | London January 14, 2015 Last Updated at 15:40 IST Dinosaurs flourished in Europe right up until the asteroid impact that wiped them out 66 million years ago, a new study has found. The theory that an asteroid rapidly killed off the ...
 Business Standard1 month ago Dinosaurs flourished in Europe until 66 m years ago  Business Standard1 month ago

Asteroid impact triggered rapid dinosaur extinction in Europe, says new fossil study

The theory that an asteroid rapidly killed off dinosaurs is widely recognized, but until recently dinosaur fossils from the latest Cretaceous, the final stanza of dinosaur evolution, were known almost exclusively from North America
 DNA1 month ago Fossils confirm asteroid killed dinosaurs rapidly in Europe 66m yrs ago  Zee News1 month ago

Mountain-sized asteroid to pass by Earth

An asteroid the size of a mountain is about to shave by Earth, in a rare type of flyby that will not be seen for another decade, astronomers said Monday. The asteroid, known as 2004 BL86, runs no risk of a colliding with Earth and will be about three times ...
 Asian Age1 month ago Asteroid strike: 7 ways the world could end  The Telegraph UK2 months ago 'Mountain-sized' asteroid heading towards earth could be catastrophic  Business Standard2 months ago

SpaceVR to take space travel buffs to outer space

SpaceVR seeks to bring its camera rig to the moon by 2017, to an asteroid by 2022 and all the way to Mars by 2026. A new project in the works from startup SpaceVR, based in San Francisco, aims to take space travel buffs to outer space without the hassles of ...
 Economic Times1 month ago

Researchers study surface composition of 'mountain-sized' asteroid that flew past earth

Researchers studied the surface composition of mountain-sized asteroid 2004 BL86 that flew past earth recently.Remotely operating the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (NASA IRTF) on Mauna Kea, Hawai'i, Planetary Science Institute researchers Vishnu ...
 Business Standard1 month ago
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