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#Asteroid

# asteroid - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

NASA launches spacecraft to kick an asteroid off course
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# Disaster Prep

NASA launches spacecraft to kick an asteroid off course

Nov 24th 2021, 6:41 AM 11,474 Views 20 Comments

The asteroids in question pose no threat to our planet.

# asteroid - Thursday 12 August, 2021

Odds of asteroid Bennu hitting Earth now higher, but still very slim
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# Bennu

Odds of asteroid Bennu hitting Earth now higher, but still very slim

Aug 12th 2021, 7:14 AM 36,003 Views 39 Comments

The odds of a strike have risen from 1-in-2,700 to 1-in-1,750 over the next century or two.

# asteroid - Friday 12 March, 2021

Large asteroid to pass by Earth next week
# Now What
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# Now What

Large asteroid to pass by Earth next week

Mar 12th 2021, 10:11 PM 42,734 Views 50 Comments

There is no threat of a collision with our planet now or for centuries to come, Nasa said.

# asteroid - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

'I can’t believe we pulled this off': Nasa craft lands on asteroid to collect rubble as part of rare space mission
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# Bennu

'I can’t believe we pulled this off': Nasa craft lands on asteroid to collect rubble as part of rare space mission

Oct 21st 2020, 12:28 PM 18,054 Views 24 Comments

Only Japan has previously collected asteroid samples.

# asteroid - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Mile-wide asteroid set to pass within 3.9m miles of Earth today
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# 1998 OR2

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

Apr 29th 2020, 11:08 AM 48,098 Views 56 Comments

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

# asteroid - Friday 22 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 22nd 2019, 7:27 AM 14,737 Views 18 Comments

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

# asteroid - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

An asteroid the size of your house will give Earth a close shave tomorrow morning
# Not Armageddon
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# Not Armageddon

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

Oct 11th 2017, 2:45 PM 24,230 Views 30 Comments

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

# asteroid - Friday 1 September, 2017

Largest asteroid in over a century flies by Earth
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# Close One

Largest asteroid in over a century flies by Earth

Sep 1st 2017, 9:32 PM 27,044 Views 71 Comments

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

# asteroid - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

A massive asteroid is going to come 'very close' to Earth today
# 2014-JO25
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# 2014-JO25

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

Apr 19th 2017, 11:36 AM 21,433 Views 28 Comments

Smaller asteroids whizz by Earth several times a week.

# asteroid - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth tomorrow
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# Dark Side Of The Moon

Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth tomorrow

Apr 18th 2017, 3:36 PM 26,823 Views 52 Comments

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

# asteroid - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

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

May 18th 2016, 8:47 AM 15,301 Views 19 Comments

The asteroid hit Earth about 3.5 billion years ago.

# asteroid - Saturday 13 February, 2016

An asteroid is going to swoop uncomfortably close to Earth
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# TX68

An asteroid is going to swoop uncomfortably close to Earth

Feb 13th 2016, 10:30 AM 29,376 Views 74 Comments

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

# asteroid - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

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

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

May 26th 2015, 9:00 PM 6,345 Views 11 Comments

There’s an asteroid on the way.

# asteroid - Friday 15 May, 2015

This Irish student just got an asteroid named after him
# Outer Space
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# Outer Space

This Irish student just got an asteroid named after him

May 15th 2015, 8:30 PM 15,902 Views 17 Comments

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

# asteroid - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

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

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

Jan 27th 2015, 8:43 AM 9,322 Views 20 Comments

But it was never going to hit earth, thankfully.

# asteroid - Monday 26 January, 2015

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

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

Jan 26th 2015, 4:30 PM 14,234 Views 19 Comments

Don’t worry, it won’t crash into us.

# asteroid - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 19th 2014, 12:01 AM 44,331 Views 81 Comments

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

# asteroid - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

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

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

Sep 2nd 2014, 9:30 AM 4,961 Views 7 Comments

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

# asteroid - Friday 7 March, 2014

Guardian reader's letter poses VERY good question
# Apocalypse Now?
# Apocalypse Now?

Guardian reader's letter poses VERY good question

Mar 7th 2014, 12:35 PM 4,784 Views 2 Comments

We wonder how long the writer was planning this doozy.

# asteroid - Sunday 24 February, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
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# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Feb 24th 2013, 10:40 AM 10,413 Views 0 Comments

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

# asteroid - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

VIDEO: Asteroid glances by earth
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# Space

VIDEO: Asteroid glances by earth

Feb 20th 2013, 10:00 PM 13,620 Views 23 Comments

Captivating.

# asteroid - Friday 15 February, 2013

LIVE: NASA coverage of a giant asteroid sweeping past Earth
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# Asteroid

LIVE: NASA coverage of a giant asteroid sweeping past Earth

Feb 15th 2013, 6:40 PM 33,664 Views 55 Comments

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

# asteroid - Monday 11 February, 2013

Asteroid to pass Earth at 'remarkably close distance'
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Asteroid to pass Earth at 'remarkably close distance'

Feb 11th 2013, 10:12 AM 14,586 Views 69 Comments

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

# asteroid - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Could a nuclear bomb save us from a giant asteroid?
# Armageddon
# Armageddon

Could a nuclear bomb save us from a giant asteroid?

Aug 7th 2012, 3:28 PM 5,912 Views 20 Comments

Erm…

# asteroid - Friday 27 January, 2012

What do you mean you missed it? An asteroid just flew past Earth
# Look Out Below!
# Look Out Below!

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

Jan 27th 2012, 3:53 PM 6,461 Views 17 Comments

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

# asteroid - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

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

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

Nov 8th 2011, 1:52 PM 13,456 Views 28 Comments

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.

# asteroid - Friday 4 November, 2011

Asteroid to pass between the earth and the moon
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Asteroid to pass between the earth and the moon

Nov 4th 2011, 7:34 PM 1,476 Views 29 Comments

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

# asteroid - Friday 29 July, 2011

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

Jul 29th 2011, 10:27 AM 992 Views 7 Comments

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

# asteroid - Thursday 5 May, 2011

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

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

May 5th 2011, 11:31 AM 15,835 Views 0 Comments

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…

# asteroid - Tuesday 12 October, 2010

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

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

Oct 12th 2010, 8:17 PM 324 Views 0 Comments

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