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Asteroids

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NASA: Earth may be buzzed by an asteroid in March

There's little data on asteroid 2013 TX68, leaving doomsayers predicting a cataclysmic collision. But the space agency is far less concerned.

By February 3, 2016

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Goal of new NASA office: Protect Earth from asteroids

NASA gets official about defending Earth from asteroids with its new Planetary Defense Coordination Office, which will work to detect threats and coordinate a response.

By January 11, 2016

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Take a closer look at that Halloween 'skull' asteroid

The asteroid that buzzed past Earth on October 31 looked like a skull at first blush, but new NASA images show another side to the space rock.

By November 4, 2015

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Big asteroid to buzz Earth on Halloween, not another like it until 2027

An unexpected and large asteroid is coming around for a rare flyby, zipping past Earth close enough for scientists to get a good look.

By October 20, 2015

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Millennium Falcon coffee table re-creates the asteroid field chase

This isn't just a Millennium Falcon coffee table. It's an entire chase scene from "The Empire Strikes Back."

By September 10, 2015

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Lasers turn asteroids into space rockets

Experiments have demonstrated that it's possible to de-spin and redirect asteroids with high-powered lasers.

By September 10, 2015

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NASA says chill out, there's no doomsday asteroid next month

Rumors of an Earth-shattering asteroid impact scheduled for September are blown off course by NASA applying science to the fear-mongering.

By August 20, 2015

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A meteorite may have just killed someone for the first time on record

A mysterious object is believed to have fallen from the sky in India over the weekend, blasting out windows and causing an explosion that left one dead.

By February 8, 2016

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Here's how you put an asteroid boulder in orbit around the moon (pictures)

NASA has a bold new plan to steal a boulder from an asteroid and bring it back for orbit around the moon, to help test an Earth-defense system.

10 Images By March 26, 2015

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NASA to steal boulder from asteroid to test Earth-defense technique

The space agency has just announced plans to fly to an asteroid, snag a boulder, fly back toward Earth and put the rock in orbit around the moon. Because science.

By March 26, 2015