A Massive Rock Orbiting The Sun Appears to Have Originated Surprisingly Close to Us
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A Massive Rock Orbiting The Sun Appears to Have Originated Surprisingly Close to Us

Our Moon seems careless. A new analysis has shown that a piece of rock found near Earth's orbital path and the Sun appears to be made from the same
Planetologists investigate origin of heavy bombardment of the moon 3.9 billion years ago
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Planetologists investigate origin of heavy bombardment of the moon 3.9 billion years ago

Apollo sample 60335 with visible globules of metal: These metal globules are from asteroids which have struck the moon. Credit: AG Kleine The moon
NASA will launch its 1st asteroid-defense mission this month
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NASA will launch its 1st asteroid-defense mission this month

NASA has launched many spacecraft into the solar systems, but a new mission that launches in November will attempt to do something unique: to crash
An asteroid barely missed Earth last week, and no one knew it was coming
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An asteroid barely missed Earth last week, and no one knew it was coming

A small asteroid the size of a refrigerator sailed past Earth last week. Astronomers were unaware that the object existed until several hours later.
An Asteroid Barely Skimmed Earth Last Week, And We Completely Missed It
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An Asteroid Barely Skimmed Earth Last Week, And We Completely Missed It

A small asteroid the size of a refrigerator sailed past Earth last week. Astronomers were unaware that the object existed until several hours later.
An asteroid barely missed Earth last week, and no one knew it was coming
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An asteroid barely missed Earth last week, and no one knew it was coming

A small asteroid the size of a refrigerator sailed past Earth last week. Astronomers were unaware that the object existed until several hours later.
Researcher want to 'slice and dice' deadly asteroids with rocket-powered bombs, new paper says
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Researcher want to 'slice and dice' deadly asteroids with rocket-powered bombs, new paper says

Researchers are trying to save Earth from an asteroid apocalypse by using a new planetary defense technique called PI, short for "Pulverize
Asteroids May Have Stolen The Oxygen From Earth's Ancient Atmosphere
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Asteroids May Have Stolen The Oxygen From Earth's Ancient Atmosphere

Our planet was an asteroids punching bag during a time in Earth's history that was between 2.5 and 4 billion years ago. Earth was pelted with
How asteroid, comet strikes may have delayed evolution of the atmosphere
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How asteroid, comet strikes may have delayed evolution of the atmosphere

The Southwest Research Institute team, led by the Southwest Research Institute, updated planetary bombardment model with the most recent geologic
Lucy is off to Visit Jupiter’s Trojan Asteroids
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Lucy is off to Visit Jupiter’s Trojan Asteroids

NASA's Lucy spacecraft has been launched. On Saturday, October 16, the spacecraft was launched from Earth on an Atlas 5 rocket. Its primary goal is