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NASA confirm an asteroid will make a very close approach to Earth soon

An asteroid that was only discovered a few days ago, on January 21, is set to make a very close approach to Earth in the coming days.

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NASA's Hubble Telescope photographs a 'visitor to a galaxy' in deep space

The Hubble Space Telescope has accidentally photographed a rogue asteroid that streaked across a galaxy that Hubble had in its sights.

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Comet makes first close approach to Earth in 50,000 years now visible

January and February may feature an incredible cosmic sight for skywatchers as comet C/2022 E3 makes its first approach to Earth in over 50,000 years.

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80-story-tall megatsunami from asteroid impact desolated the surface of Mars

Researchers have found that billions of years ago, Mars was rocked by a massive megatsunami that would have been as tall as an 80-story building.

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Scientists discover massive 'planet killer' asteroid hiding right next to Earth

Scientists have discovered the largest potentially hazardous asteroid, which has a diameter of nearly a mile and has been dubbed a 'planet killer.'

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NASA confirms asteroid nearly 2,500 feet wide will approach Earth very soon

NASA's asteroid-tracking database has confirmed the existence of a massive asteroid estimated to be nearly 2,500 feet wide approaching Earth soon.

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Here's how many near-Earth asteroids have been found so far

Astronomers have been looking for near-Earth asteroids for many years, and so far, they have found tens of thousands, but how many are dangerous?

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NASA drops results from world's first test at deflecting an asteroid

NASA has released the results from the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission and if the space agency's planetary defense mission was successful.

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A spacecraft detective will investigate NASA's crash site on asteroid

NASA has successfully collided a spacecraft into an asteroid, and the crash site will be investigated by a detective spacecraft in the coming years.

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Webb and Hubble showcase NASA's spacecraft smashing into an asteroid

The James Webb Space Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope have teamed up to provide unique views of NASA's DART spacecraft hitting an asteroid.

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Scientists shocked at NASA's DART impact causing asteroid to brighten

NASA has collided its Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) into an asteroid, and researchers were shocked at how the asteroid brightened.

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NASA crashed a spacecraft into an asteroid, these are its final images

NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) has successfully collided with its target asteroid millions of miles away, and here are its final images.

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NASA's DART spacecraft hits asteroid, video released of final moments

NASA has successfully collided its Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft into an asteroid located approximately 7 million miles away.

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Google 'nasa dart' to watch NASA's spacecraft crash into your browser

NASA has finally crashed its DART spacecraft into an asteroid, changing its orbit, and you can get a demonstration by simply Googling 'NASA DART'.

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NASA spacecraft about to collide with an asteroid photographs Jupiter

NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft is on its way to collide with an asteroid, and on its way, its snapped images of Jupiter.

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Incredible fireball captured on film streaking across the night sky

Meteor tracking officials have confirmed a fireball streaking across the night sky, putting to bed speculation of a falling SpaceX Starlink satellite.

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Scientists discover ultra-strong diamond created by a dwarf planet

Researchers have discovered the largest crystals yet of a mysterious form of diamond called lonsdaleite, which is 58% harder than Earth diamonds.

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NASA's doomed spacecraft photographs asteroid it'll soon collide into

NASA has photographed the target asteroid it will collide into very soon in a demonstration of its DRACO camera that's onboard the doomed spacecraft.

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NASA confirms its perfectly on track to collide into an asteroid soon

NASA has said that its DART team has confirmed the orbit of the asteroid Dimorphos, locking in the trajectory of the DART spacecraft that's ready for colli.

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NASA will deliberately crash a spacecraft into an asteroid next month

NASA is set to collide the high-speed DART spacecraft with a large asteroid in the space agency's very first planetary defense mission.

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Meteor enters Earth over the US and explodes frightening residents

Residents across a US state were no doubt frightened when a meteor entered Earth's atmosphere overhead and exploded several seconds later.

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Top 5 most terrifying things in space

Space certainly isn't a safe place at all, and there are many different things that have the possibility of killing you if you were ever to explore it.

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Earth's continents likely created by giant meteorite impacts

Giant meteorite impacts like those that wiped out the dinosaurs likely resulted in the continents forming billions of years ago.

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Surprise asteroid wider than two football fields approaches Earth

An asteroid that was only discovered days ago, estimated to be wider than two football fields, has made its approach to Earth.

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Meteor bombardment confuses onlookers as sky is lit up bright green

Eye witnesses have been left confused as numerous meteors have flown overhead, causing the sky to light up a green color.

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Empire State Building-sized asteroid will approach Earth at 72,000 mph

An asteroid approximately the size of the Empire State Building will approach Earth later this week and be traveling 72,000 mph.

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Researchers warn in a new study of a mass extinction level event

A new study finds that humans may trigger another mass extinction level event that would result in the death of several species.

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Two gigantic asteroids are headed for Earth this weekend

The two near-Earth asteroids (NEAs), dubbed 2016 CZ31 and 2013 CU83, will make their close approaches to Earth only a day apart.

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Comet 11 miles wide will make its closest approach to Earth very soon

A comet that is estimated to be 11 miles wide has entered the inner solar system and will make its closest approach to Earth soon.

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NASA landed on an asteroid and found something they didn't expect

NASA landed on an asteroid with a spacecraft to collect a sample, and now the space agency has revealed what the surface is like.

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Watch two bus-sized asteroids make a dangerously close pass by Earth

2022 NE and 2022 NF are two asteroids detected only two days before they each came within as little as 55,000 miles of Earth.

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Comet 11 miles wide enters inner solar system, will approach Earth

An astrophotographer has captured Comet C/2017 K2 entering our inner solar system, with its orbit bringing it close to Earth soon.

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Potential 'origin of life' found on asteroid by Japanese scientists

The Hayabusa2 spacecraft made by JAXA has returned samples from the Ryugu asteroid that contain 23 different types of amino acids.

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NASA confirms largest asteroid of 2022 is approaching Earth right now

NASA's asteroid tracking database has confirmed that the largest asteroid of 2022 is currently making its approach to Earth.

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NASA detects asteroid size of a building making approach to Earth

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory asteroid detection system recorded a building-sized asteroid zoom past our planet on May 9.

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Meteorite pieces from 55,000 mph fireball discovered, NASA confirms

NASA confirmed the existence of a fireball that entered Earth's atmosphere and caused a sonic boom as it traveled 55,000 mph.

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NASA confirms massive asteroid will approach Earth at 23,000 mph

NASA's Near-Earth Object Close Approach database has confirmed that tomorrow a large asteroid will be approaching Earth.

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2,500 foot-wide asteroid to make close approach with Earth in two days

NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies database has confirmed that an asteroid possibly 2,500 feet wide will approach Earth.

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China to build 'space defense system' to stop any unwanted visitors

China has announced plans to construct a 'space defense system' that is capable of protecting its spacecrafts and Earth.

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NASA confirms largest comet ever seen is heading towards Earth

NASA has confirmed that the largest comet ever observed by a human is larger than expected and is making its way toward Earth.

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Dinosaur leg from the day the deadly asteroid hit Earth found

A team of researchers has claimed that they have found a fossil of a dinosaur that died on the day the asteroid impacted Earth.

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Bus-sized asteroid to make close approach with Earth at 34,500 mph

NASA's database for near-Earth objects indicates that a bus-sized asteroid will be making a close approach to Earth soon.

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NASA database confirms mile-wide asteroid will approach Earth in May

NASA's Center for Near-Earth Studies database has confirmed that a mile-wide asteroid will make a close approach to Earth.

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NASA confirms 1,000+ foot-wide asteroid will approach Earth this April

NASA's Center for Near-Earth Studies has revealed that one of the biggest space rocks of 2022 will approach Earth this month.

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NASA database confirms 600 foot-wide asteroid will approach Earth soon

An asteroid that is classified as 'potentially hazardous' will be making a close approach to Earth very soon, according to NASA.

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Asteroid found hours before approaching Earth, orbit switched forever

An astronomer at the Konkoly Observatory discovered Asteroid 2022 FD1 just before it was due to make a close approach to Earth.

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This famous comet disintegrated after its close approach with the Sun

A famous icy comet is making its way close to the Sun, and as it makes its approach with our star, the comet is falling apart.

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Asteroid detected just hours before colliding with Earth's atmosphere

An astronomer detected an asteroid approximately the size of a fridge a couple of hours before it entered Earth's atmosphere.

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NASA spots bus-sized asteroid fast-approaching Earth

NASA is currently tracking an asteroid that is approximately the size of a bus as it makes a very close approach with Earth.

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Crater of the largest impact on Earth in last 100,000 years found

Researchers have discovered the largest crater on Earth that formed within the last 100,000 years, according to a new study.

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