Asteroid nearly collides with Earth without warning from NASA

Space 11/11/21, 17:06

Astrophysicists had no idea an asteroid was on the verge of crashing with Earth on Oct. 24. After flying through Antarctica asteroid 2021 UA1 remained undetected for several hours after passing the planet's orbit. CNET reported that the projectile came so close to Earth that it passed lower than some existing ...

NASA to deflect asteroid to help keep it away from Earth

News 10/07/21, 00:46

NASA announced that its effort to use a spacecraft to deflect an asteroid in outer space would launch in late November. The DART mission, also known as the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), will launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California at 1:20 a.m. EST on Nov. 24 atop a ...

Asteroid expected to pass Earth right before US presidential election

News 08/23/20, 11:41

An asteroid is expected to fly past the Earth on Nov. 2, just one day before Election Day, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The space rock, labeled as 2018VP1, is about 6.5 feet in diameter, Fox News reported, citing NASA JPL's Center for Near Objects Studies.  According to ...

NASA spots ‘potentially hazardous asteroid’ approaching Earth this weekend

News 02/14/20, 21:31

A planet-killer asteroid will approach the Earth this weekend, International Business Times reported, citing data from U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The asteroid, labeled a “Potentially Hazardous Asteroid” by NASA, is set to pass over the planet from a distance of around 3.6 million miles away on Saturday, Feb. ...

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