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#Asteroid

From TheJournal.ie Mile-wide asteroid set to pass within 3.9m miles of Earth today 1998 OR2

Mile-wide asteroid set to pass within 3.9m miles of Earth today

Despite its category, scientists insist the space rock poses no threat to Earth.

From TheJournal.ie Japan probe lands 300 million km away in hunt for clues to origin of life Ideal Touchdown

Japan probe lands 300 million km away in hunt for clues to origin of life

Meanwhile, Israel began a mission to make its first Moon landing.

From TheJournal.ie An asteroid the size of your house will give Earth a close shave tomorrow morning Not Armageddon

An asteroid the size of your house will give Earth a close shave tomorrow morning

Asteroid TC4 will pass uncomfortably close to Earth just before 7am tomorrow morning according to Nasa.

From TheJournal.ie Largest asteroid in over a century flies by Earth Close One

Largest asteroid in over a century flies by Earth

Scientists had planned to study the asteroid up close when it passes.

From TheJournal.ie A massive asteroid is going to come 'very close' to Earth today 2014-JO25

A massive asteroid is going to come 'very close' to Earth today

Smaller asteroids whizz by Earth several times a week.

From TheJournal.ie Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth tomorrow Dark Side Of The Moon This post contains videos

Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth tomorrow

Nasa has said there is no chance the asteroid will hit us, but it will be “a very close approach”.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists find evidence of giant asteroid that would have triggered huge earthquakes and tsunamis Australia

Scientists find evidence of giant asteroid that would have triggered huge earthquakes and tsunamis

The asteroid hit Earth about 3.5 billion years ago.

From TheJournal.ie An asteroid is going to swoop uncomfortably close to Earth TX68

An asteroid is going to swoop uncomfortably close to Earth

Before you panic: no, it’s not going to hit us — though it’s going to come tantalisingly close.

A Cork man thinks a meteor is coming to kill us all after the Yes vote

There’s an asteroid on the way.

From TheJournal.ie This Irish student just got an asteroid named after him Outer Space

This Irish student just got an asteroid named after him

It’s thanks to his winning of a major SciFest prize.

From TheJournal.ie Video: An asteroid the size of a cruise ship passed over Ireland last night Don't Wanna Miss A Thing

Video: An asteroid the size of a cruise ship passed over Ireland last night

But it was never going to hit earth, thankfully.

From TheJournal.ie An asteroid the size of a mountain is passing us by right now Flyby

An asteroid the size of a mountain is passing us by right now

Don’t worry, it won’t crash into us.

From TheJournal.ie Did you see the 'giant fireball' over the east of the country last night? Meteorite

Did you see the 'giant fireball' over the east of the country last night?

It could be part of an asteroid – burning up in the atmosphere. And it could spark a meteorite-hunt…

From TheJournal.ie Asteroid hunting probe to travel four years to potato-shaped space rock Voyager

Asteroid hunting probe to travel four years to potato-shaped space rock

Hayabusa-2 will be flung into space on a rocket for a mammoth four year voyage.

Guardian reader's letter poses VERY good question

We wonder how long the writer was planning this doozy.

From TheJournal.ie Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Asteroid glances by earth Space

VIDEO: Asteroid glances by earth

Captivating.

From TheJournal.ie LIVE: NASA coverage of a giant asteroid sweeping past Earth Asteroid This post contains videos

LIVE: NASA coverage of a giant asteroid sweeping past Earth

♫ I don’t wanna close my eyes, I don’t wanna fall asleep… ♫

From TheJournal.ie Asteroid to pass Earth at 'remarkably close distance' Asteroid

Asteroid to pass Earth at 'remarkably close distance'

NASA said the asteroid will not hit earth but it will make the closest ever approach for an object so large.

What do you mean you missed it? An asteroid just flew past Earth

An asteroid measuring 11m in diameter came five times closer than the moon at around 4pm – but that’s still 60,000km away.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Asteroid comes close to Earth - but what would happen if it hit us?

Astronomers say the asteroid will pass Earth safely this evening – but here’s a worst-case scenario guide to what would happen if it didn’t.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Asteroid to pass between the earth and the moon Asteroid

Asteroid to pass between the earth and the moon

It is bigger than an aircraft carrier – but it won’t hit the earth, scientists promise.

From TheJournal.ie We are not alone - asteroid discovered in Earth's orbit Space

We are not alone - asteroid discovered in Earth's orbit

Thankfully, this Trojan asteroid poses no danger to the planet.

Earth set for near miss from asteroid - but greater danger ahead

An asteroid measuring around a quarter of a mile across will come closer than the moon on November 8, but it’s a tiny worry compared to what else lies in store…

Amateur astronomer captures ‘near-miss’ asteroid (video) Space This post contains videos

Amateur astronomer captures ‘near-miss’ asteroid (video)

Asteroid was expected to come within about 28,000 miles of earth today.