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Asteroid

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That skyscraper-sized asteroid definitely isn’t going to hit Earth

January 22nd, 2018

You know what “potentially hazardous” skyscraper-sized Asteroid isn’t going to crash into our planet come February 4th? Asteroid 2002 AJ129, or the space rock that’s as tall as the Burj Khalifa building in Dubai, en route to passing us by at speeds of 67,000 mph. NASA keeps tracks of all these dangerous space objects for …

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A new asteroid was discovered just seven hours before cruising past Earth

January 19th, 2018

Space rocks flying without a real purpose through space could one day wreak havoc on Earth. But that’s hardly something you need to worried about. Some of these asteroids are automatically labeled as “potentially hazardous” if they pass us by within a certain distance… but that distance can be millions of miles away from Earth, …

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NASA captures glimpse of monster near-Earth asteroid 3200 Phaethon

December 28th, 2017

Tiny space rocks fly past Earth all the time, but it’s rare that a potential planet-killer makes an appearance in our neck of the woods. Earlier this month a massive asteroid named 3200 Phaethon passed by our planet at a totally safe distance of about 1.1 million miles. Researchers used the opportunity to get a …

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Newly-discovered asteroid will give Earth a close shave today

December 28th, 2017

When it comes to near-earth objects that might pose a threat, NASA is very much on top of things. That said, the sheer vastness of the sky means that some things will inevitably be missed, as is the case with the just-discovered asteroid named 2017 YZ4. The speedy space rock is hurtling in Earth’s general …