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An asteroid passing within 26,000 mi (42,000 km) of Earth, which is one tenth the distance to the Moon and not far above the orbital altitude of communications satellites, might seem like cause for concern. But when the 10 to 20 m wide asteroid 2012 TC4 did just that in the early hours of today, it provided the perfect opportunity to test a global asteroid-impact early-warning system...Contin
The Earth is regularly peppered with small, harmless asteroid impacts, but there's an estimated 13,000 giant asteroids, most of which we can't find yet, that could potentially release cataclysmic destruction on the planet. Here's how the White House plans to locate, track, and deflect or destroy them...Continue Reading 13,000 lethal near-Earth asteroids, and what the White House plans to do a
In September 2015, NASA chose five potential space exploration missions to fund and awarded them each US$3 million to take their concepts further. Now the space agency has narrowed the field down to two winners – Lucy, which is scheduled to launch in 2021, and Psyche, set to blast off in 2023. The missions will see robotic spacecraft probing parts of our Solar System that could give us deeper


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