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Sep 01, 2017
Asteroid Florence to pass safely at a distance of seven million km from Earth: NASAFlorence will brighten to ninth magnitude in late August and early September, when it will be visible in small telescopes for several nights.
Aug 18, 2017
Nasa claims that Asteroid Florence will safely pass by our planetAsteroid Florence, named in honour of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), the founder of modern nursing, is about 4.4 kilometres in size.
Aug 11, 2017
ESA to test detection and tracking of near-Earth objects during close flyby of asteroid on 12 OctoberThe space rock will zoom by harmlessly at a distance of about 44,000 kilometres (27,300 miles), an eighth of the distance from the Earth to the Moon.
Aug 04, 2017
Astronomers identify the four billion year old asteroid family in solar system; likely to be the oldestThe team also discovered a relatively sparse region of the main asteroid belt, where the few asteroids present are likely pristine relics.
Jul 30, 2017
NASA to use asteroid flyby to test tracking capabilities of its worldwide observatory networkNASA will use large telescopes to detect and re-establish the asteroid's precise trajectory.
Jul 09, 2017
NASA plans to save Earth by knocking asteroid off its orbitAiming to show how to protect Earth from a future killer asteroid strike, NASA plans to crash a refrigerator-sized spacecraft at a speed about nine times faster than a bullet into a space rock, forcing it to change its orbit
Jul 03, 2017
NASA starts designing the DART mission to test the use of spacecraft to deflect hazardous asteroidsThe DART mission will test the viability of using a spacecraft to deflect an asteroid that can strike Earth.
Jul 03, 2017
NASA is developing the first near-Earth asteroid deflectorEarth-based observatories would be able to see the impact and the resulting change in the orbit of Didymos B around Didymos A, allowing scientists to better determine the capabilities of kinetic impact as an asteroid mitigation strategy.
Jun 21, 2017
Queen's University scientist warns that a devastating asteroid impact is just a matter of timeIt is a case of when an asteroid collision will happen, rather than if it will happen, says Alan Fitzsimmons
Jun 19, 2017
New study provides evidence that Jupiter is the oldest planet in the solar systemThe team of scientists came to the conclusion about Jupiter's age after analyzing meteorite samples that had fallen to the surface of the earth.