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Asteroid Defense: Scanning the Sky for Threats From Space

Space.com - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Asteroids refer principally to small, rocky bodies. Comets contain more ice and can also pose a threat to Earth. Before fragments enter our atmosphere, they are known as meteroids.
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Asteroid warning: World ending space rock that could unleash ice age to brush past Earth

Daily Star - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Thankfully the asteroid, named 2016 NX22, is set to pass us at a safe distance, soaring past at a comfortable 4.5million km away.
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Spacecraft Has Five Seconds To Vacuum Asteroid

Sky News - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
OSRIS-Rex will launch in September and travel to the Bennu asteroid to harvest samples from the surface. It will only be in contact with the surface for a few seconds, enough time to vacuum up material from the targeted area.

Huge sail will power JAXA mission to Trojan asteroids and back

The Japan Times - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency this month unveiled a huge prototype solar sail designed to power a JAXA probe as it explores asteroids that circle the sun on roughly the same orbit as Jupiter. The sail measures 2,500 sq. meters and is made up ...

Pariplay, Atari roll out Asteroids instant-win game

iGaming Business - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Pariplay has again joined forces with Atari to create a new instant-win title based on classic video game Asteroids. 'Atari Asteroids' has been developed by Pariplay's in-house studio in HTML5 and offers a number of in-game features, such as first ...
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Asteroid as long as New Jersey likely gave the moon a 'right eye'

Futurity: Research News - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Around 3.8 billion years ago, an asteroid more than 150 miles across, roughly equal to the length of New Jersey, slammed into the Moon and created the Imbrium Basin—the right eye of the “Man in the Moon.

Peace of Mind, Asteroids and Gold Insecurity

Bloomberg - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm.

Massive Asteroids Created Craters On Moon, Planets, Findings Show

Aviation Week - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Comments 0. Moon: NASA. HOUSTON—An asteroid at least 10 times more massive than originally estimated appears responsible for a prominent impact site on the Moon known as the Imbrium .
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How did asteroid impact wipe out dinosaurs?

The Indian Express - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
dinosaurs, dinosaurs extinction, dinosaurs extinct, extinction of dinosaurs, asteroids, asteroids impact Rapid climate change is believed to be behind the loss of land and marine creatures over several years, suggesting that rapid global climate change ...

Atari and Pariplay release Asteroids instant-win game

InterGame - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Pariplay's Atari Asteroids is an instant-win game as well as a first-person shooter in which players use laser canons to blast passing asteroids and reveal hidden gems. A nine-symbol action scratch game, Asteroids allows players whose asteroid-shooting ...

JPL Von Karman Lecture | Dawn of the Asteroids

SCVTV (press release) (blog) - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
These were among the last uncharted worlds in the inner solar system prior to Dawn. They are the two most massive residents of the main asteroid belt, that vast collection of bodies between Mars and Jupiter. Ceres so large that it included in the ...

Must watch – What would happen if an asteroid hit the Earth today!

Zee News - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
New Delhi: Earth, our home, as we know has been hit by a number of asteroids and comets in the past, causing cataclysmic damage many times.
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Asteroid TX68 nears its close approach to Earth – Oxnard Technology Time

Daily Star Gazette - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
The latest observations suggest that the 100-foot-wide (30 meters) near-Earth asteroid 2013 TX68 will come within about 3 million miles (5 million kilometers) of Earth's surface on March 8, NASA researchers said.

India should start asteroid belt mining, say scientists

Business Standard - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
To become self-sufficient in minerals, India must start mining in the asteroid belt, scientists said here today. "Earth's resources are finite and there is a shortage of minerals.

Asteroid: Mission Extreme Coming to 'Imiloa

Big Island Now - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Presented by National Geographic, Asteroid: Mission Extreme will immerse audiences in 3D, full-dome surround sound and takes them on an epic journey to discover how asteroids are both a danger and an opportunity. The danger lies in the possibility of a ...

An Asteroid-Scouting Company Turns its Gaze on Earth

Air & Space Magazine - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Asteroid mining is still decades from becoming a reality, so prospector Planetary Resources is finding interim uses for the technology it's developing.
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SwRI-led study shows puzzling paucity of large craters on dwarf planet Ceres

Space Daily - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
A team of scientists led by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) made a puzzling observation while studying the size and distribution of craters on the dwarf planet Ceres.

NASA formalizing & defining operation scope of Planetary Defense Coordination Office – Miami Technology Time

Daily Star Gazette - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Members of this elite branch will be responsible for tracking asteroids and other deadly near-Earth Objects. And when one such object poses a threat to humanity?

Neues Spiel der Agar.io-Macher: Diep.io ist das bessere Asteroids

CHIP Online - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Es gibt was Neues von den Agar.io-Entwicklern. Die haben mit Diep.io einen Multiplayer Panzer-Shooter entwickelt, der stark an Asteriods erinnert und Gefechte mit vielen Usern gleichzeitig erlaubt. Auch hier gilt, möglichst viel Power aufzubauen, um ...
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To Uncover Earth's Origins, Scientists Must Look Beyond It

Smithsonian - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
On NASA's Dawn mission, scientists studied the asteroid Vesta, a protoplanet that also probably formed near Earth and then got kicked out into the asteroid belt. However, it's the unique opportunity to see what lies beneath the surface of objects like ...
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