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Newly discovered asteroid misses Earth, will return in 2032

Oct 19, 2013

Newly discovered asteroid misses Earth, will return in 2032

A newly discovered asteroid made a "close" approach to Earth this week - at least in astronomical terms - and it is likely to come back around in 2032, but there is only a miniscule risk of it smashing into the planet, NASA said on Friday. #Nasa #asteroid #Near-Earth object #US Space agency #Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Newly discovered asteroid misses Earth, will return in 2032

Sep 15, 2014

European Space Agency picks site for comet landing

(AP) -- Talk about a moving target. Scientists at the European Space Agency on Monday announced the spot where they will attempt the first landing on a comet hurtling through space at 55,000 kph (34,000 mph). The maneuver is one of the key moments in...
Newly discovered asteroid misses Earth, will return in 2032

Sep 16, 2014

Nasa will 'miss goal to find 90% of nearby potentially dangerous asteroids'

Agency's efforts are poorly coordinated and under-staffed despite budget increase, says report by its inspector general Nasa will not meet a goal ordered by Congress to find 90% of nearby and potentially dangerous asteroids larger than 460 feet (140 ... #Earth (planet) #NASA
Newly discovered asteroid misses Earth, will return in 2032

Sep 16, 2014

NASA inspector blasts asteroid protection program

NASA's effort to identify potentially dangerous space rocks has taken a hit. On Monday, the space agency's inspector general released a report blasting NASA's Near Earth Objects program. The program is set up to hunt and catalog comets, asteroids and... #Paul Martin #NASA #Earth (planet) #John Grunsfeld