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Asteroid's moon gets a name before NASA's DART mission crashes into it in 2022
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Asteroid's moon gets a name before NASA's DART mission crashes into it in 2022

The DART mission will target the near-Earth asteroid's moon Dimorphos when it relatively close In the second half of 2022.

Asteroid Day 2020: Raising awareness about threat posed by near-earth asteroids, since 2016
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Asteroid Day 2020: Raising awareness about threat posed by near-earth asteroids, since 2016

The day is aimed at creating awareness around near-earth objects (NEOs), which could pose a 'potentially catastrophic' threat to our planet someday.

It's Asteroid Day 2020: Why you should care, and how to catch live events on asteroids today
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It's Asteroid Day 2020: Why you should care, and how to catch live events on asteroids today

Asteroids are a lot more than objects of scientific curiosity. Past encounters have warned us that asteroid impacts leave a mark.

World’s oldest asteroid strike in Western Australia might have caused a global thaw
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World’s oldest asteroid strike in Western Australia might have caused a global thaw

Earth had glacial ice before the time of the impact – but afterwards, ice disappeared for hundreds of millions of years.

Asteroid or comet impact triggered abrupt climate change, extinction of ice-age animals
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Asteroid or comet impact triggered abrupt climate change, extinction of ice-age animals

In the last few years, scientists have found a variety of exotic impact-related materials all over the globe.

Calamity in the Asteroid Belt triggered an Ice Age, shaped life in oceans 466 mn years ago: Study
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Calamity in the Asteroid Belt triggered an Ice Age, shaped life in oceans 466 mn years ago: Study

Dust from a gigantic collision in the main asteroid belt 400 million years ago triggered an ice age on Earth.

Incoming! NASA's DART mission will deliberately smash into an asteroid in 2022
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Incoming! NASA's DART mission will deliberately smash into an asteroid in 2022

DART will knock into one of the smaller 'moonlets' in a near-Earth asteroid system called Didymos.

Killer asteroid obliterates New York in planetary defense simulation exercise
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Killer asteroid obliterates New York in planetary defense simulation exercise

Eight simulated years of prep wasn't enough for scientists to deflect the killer asteroid successfully.

Large asteroid expected to do a fly-by of Earth at closer distance than the Moon
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Large asteroid expected to do a fly-by of Earth at closer distance than the Moon

GC6 asteroid will narrowly miss the Earth on it rotation around the Sun but it will be back in November.

Asteroid impacts millions of years ago helped form Earth’s crust, continents
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Asteroid impacts millions of years ago helped form Earth’s crust, continents

During the Hadean eon in Earth's history, the planet was constantly bombarded by asteroids: Study.

NASA's OSIRIS-REx lands on Bennu in agency's first asteroid sample-return mission
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx lands on Bennu in agency's first asteroid sample-return mission

OSIRIS-Rex could uncover a means of mining asteroids for precious resources like metals & water.

Oldest known rocks have distinct features resembling those of asteroids: Study
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Oldest known rocks have distinct features resembling those of asteroids: Study

The melting of these rocks is best explained by meteorite impacts, according to the study

Astronomers classify the mysterious interstellar object ‘Oumuamua as a comet
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Astronomers classify the mysterious interstellar object ‘Oumuamua as a comet

Oumuamua was first detected last October by the University of Hawaii’s Pan-STARRS1 telescope.

Queen's University scientist warns that a devastating asteroid impact is just a matter of time
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Queen's University scientist warns that a devastating asteroid impact is just a matter of time

It is a case of when an asteroid collision will happen, rather than if it will happen, says Alan Fitzsimmons