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NASA scientist answers, 'What if an asteroid were going to hit Earth?'

A NASA scientist that is a planetary defense expert has answered this question: 'What if an asteroid were going to hit Earth?'

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Asteroid makes extremely close approach to Earth, NASA confirms

NASA has confirmed the existence of an asteroid coming extremely close to Earth. It passed cleanly between Earth and the Moon.

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Life-threatening asteroids could be sliced and diced, says new study

A recently published study has proposed a new method of planetary defense that would explode an asteroid on track to hit Earth.

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NASA's ancient asteroid inspecting spacecraft 'Lucy' has glitched

NASA has announced that its Lucy spacecraft that was recently launched has experienced a glitch with one of its solar arrays.

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Asteroids 500+ feet in diameter are fast-approaching Earth very soon

NASA's asteroid tracker indicates that a series of asteroids larger than the Great Pyramid of Giza will be approaching Earth.

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Biggest comet ever discovered is approaching Earth, arrival date found

Astronomers located what could be the largest comet ever discovered and found that it's heading towards Earth from deep space.

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Meteorite crashes through woman's roof nearly killing her, 'explosion'

A woman was awoken by her dog barking and was shocked to find out how close a meteorite was to nearly killing her in her sleep.

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Prize asteroid near Earth studied, found to be worth trillions

Researchers have published a new study that details an asteroid located near Earth that would be worth trillions if mined.

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NASA will collide a spacecraft into an asteroid at 15,000 mph

NASA locked in a launch date for when the space agency will launch a spacecraft that'll collide with an asteroid at 15,000 mph.

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Study finds nuking an asteroid could prevent a surprise apocalypse

A new study has found that nuking an asteroid is 'very effective' at stopping its collision with Earth, preventing an apocalypse.

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New spacecraft to travel between Mars and Jupiter to land on asteroid

A space agency is planning to launch a new space probe that will journey to a location between Mars and Jupiter for a landing.

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There's an asteroid worth $11 trillion located near Earth

A new study has detailed an asteroid that could potentially contain $11 trillion worth of precious metals, and it's near Earth.

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Two asteroids traveling at 21,000 mph will approach Earth very soon

NASA reports that two asteroids traveling around 21,000 mph will be making a relatively close approach with Earth very soon.

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Largest comet ever discovered is heading our way, arrival time found

A new study has estimated the arrival time for the largest comet that has ever been discovered, comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein.

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NASA says these asteroids hold the clues to the solar system's origin

NASA explained that these certain asteroids hold secrets about the origin of our solar system as they are billions of years old.

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Blazing visitor from space spotted flying across night sky in US

More than eighty people have reported seeing a blazing visitor from space streak across the night sky over the United States.

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Warehouse-sized asteroid detected day after its close pass with Earth

Reports indicate that asteroid 2021 SG is estimated to be around the size of a warehouse and passed Earth without anyone knowing.

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Biggest meteor to hit Earth cost millions in damages, 1200+ injured

The biggest space object to enter Earth's atmosphere since 1908 caused millions in damages and injured more than 1,200 people.

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Asteroid three times Statue of Liberty is fast-approaching Earth today

NASA's database says an asteroid that could be three to six times the size of the Statue of Liberty is fast approaching Earth.

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NASA's futuristic electric propulsion will power the 'Psyche' mission

NASA's solar electric propulsion system will be powering the spacecraft that will be inspecting the asteroid called 'Psyche'.

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Amateur astronomer captures magical moment of fiery death on Jupiter

A Brazilian amateur astronomer has captured a magical moment while viewing Jupiter as a space rock met its fiery demise on video.

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This 'dog-bone' shaped asteroid challenges our solar system knowledge

A senior astronomer has said the 'dog-bone' shaped asteroid named 'Kleopatra' challenges our understanding of the solar system.

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NASA updates the odds of a dangerous asteroid colliding with Earth

NASA recently updated the odds of a collision with Earth, one of the two most hazardous objects floating around our solar system.

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There's a 'dog-bone' shaped asteroid out in space, best images here

A team of astronomers have used the Very Large Telescope to take the best images so far of the 'dog bone' shaped astroid.

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'Potentially hazardous' asteroid traveling 21,000 mph towards Earth

NASA has classified an asteroid traveling towards Earth at 21,000 mph, that'll arrive this month, as 'potentially hazardous'.

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'Fizzing' asteroid that behaves like a comet found by astronomers

Researchers have put forward an answer to why the asteroid named Phaethon is exhibiting comet-like activity in a new study.

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Will an asteroid ever hit Earth? Answered by a NASA scientist

An asteroid lining up with Earth could be completely catastrophic for life here, but will an asteroid such as this happen?

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NASA moves closer to launching its 'asteroid deflecting' spacecraft

NASA is moving closer to the launch of its spacecraft called DART that is destined to collide with an asteroid at 15,000 mph.

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Fastest-orbiting asteroid that we know of has just been found

Astronomers have located what is now believed to be the fastest-orbiting asteroid in our solar system, it's called 2021 PH27.

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NASA updates world on odds of devastating asteroid impacting Earth

NASA has updated the world on the odds of one of the most likely asteroids impacting Earth that would cause devastation.

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NASA will attempt to deflect an asteroid, impact to happen next fall

NASA will be attempting to deflect an asteroid with what the space agency is calling a 'Double Asteroid Redirection Test', or DART.

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Asteroid 4,500 feet wide is approaching Earth this weekend, says NASA

NASA has classed the 4,500-foot wide asteroid as 'potentially hazardous' as it will make a relatively close approach to Earth soon.

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This asteroid has a higher chance to hit Earth than previously thought

Researchers found that the likelihood of this mile-wide asteroid hitting Earth is much greater than what was previously thought.

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Date found for mile-wide asteroid's highest chance of hitting Earth

Researchers have a new ultra-precise measurement for when the highest chance one of the most likely asteroids will hit Earth.

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Dinosaur-killing asteroid is much more common than scientists thought

Researchers have outlined in a new study the origins of the dinosaur-killing asteroid that hit Earth around 250 million years ago.

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Scientists found the dark origin of asteroid that killed the dinosaurs

Researchers believe they have found the dark origin of the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs around 250 million years ago.

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Immensely large asteroid to pass dangerously close to Earth this month

Asteroid 2016 AJ193 has had its trajectory discovered, and it will pass within a 'potentially hazardous' distance to Earth.

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NASA: Great Pyramid of Giza-size asteroid to fly 'close' by Earth soon

NASA calculations are showing that a Great Pyramid of Giza-size asteroid will have a 'close' fly-by with Earth on the weekend.

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China to save Earth from cataclysmic asteroid by launching 23 rockets

Chinese scientists want to make their best effort towards saving Earth from a cataclysmic asteroid that could hit Earth.

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New findings show dinosaurs were going extinct before the big asteroid

A newly published study has caused the common theory of a space rock causing the extinction of dinosaurs to be rethought.

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Astronomers find the largest comet ever and its shocking massive

Astronomers located a comet that is now the largest comet ever to be discovered. It's 1,000 times bigger than a typical comet.

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'Mega comet' close to dwarf planet size is entering our solar system

Astronomers found a huge 'mega comet' that is believed to close to dwarf planet size and will be entering our solar system.

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NASA: Eiffel Tower-sized asteroid makes 'close approach' with Earth

NASA has rung the alarm for an asteroid that is potentially bigger than the Eiffel Tower making a 'close approach' with Earth.

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NASA's first asteroid-harvesting space probe begins its journey home

NASA's very first asteroid-harvesting mission has just put a spacecraft holding asteroid samples on a long journey home to Earth.

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Asteroid that traveled 23 million years to get to Earth discovered

Researchers and scientists have estimated that the asteroid that landed in Botswana took nearly 23 million years to reach Earth.

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NASA's simulation proves we couldn't stop an asteroid even if we tried

A worrying simulation from NASA has revealed that if an asteroid was headed towards Earth we couldn't even stop it if wanted to.

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NASA snapped a picture of this huge asteroid that just flew by Earth

On March 21, Asteroid 2001 FO32 passed by Earth, and the Virtual Telescope Project (VTP) managed to capture a great image of it.

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Asteroid to hit Earth a day before U.S. Election, 2020 is relentless

2020 has been crazy, and now another thing can be added to the list of surprises as scientists found an asteroid heading for Earth.

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SUV-sized asteroid breaks record for closest Earth fly-by

NASA has announced that a SUV-sized asteroid just passed by Earth, marking the closest asteroid fly-by ever recorded by scientists.

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Astronomers spot something near Jupiter that's never been seen before

Astronomers have spotted a first of its kind space object that is a crossover of a comet and an asteroid.

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