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Asteroids

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See where 26 asteroids smacked Earth with A-bomb force

The B612 Foundation highlights the fact that asteroids come a-knockin' 3 to 10 times more frequently than previously thought. But don't freak out; most explode too high up to cause damage on the ground.

By Apr. 22, 2014

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Play Frogger, Asteroids free from your browser

Who needs Call of Duty when you could be playing Montezuma's Revenge featuring Panama Joe? The Console Living Room from the Internet Archive is making classic console games free to play online.

By Dec. 30, 2013

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Big asteroids hit Earth far more than we're told, say astronauts

To, well, celebrate Earth Day, April 22, three former astronauts will claim they have evidence that remote parts of the Earth have endured 3 to 10 times more large-scale asteroid strikes than has been revealed.

By Apr. 19, 2014

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Up close with one of the solar system's biggest asteroids

NASA debuts stunning high-resolution pictures of the gargantuan 330-mile-diameter Vesta asteroid.

By Sep. 13, 2013

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Newly spotted wet asteroids point to far-flung Earth-like planets

In a distant solar system, water-soaked chunks of rock that contain two of the key elements of a habitable planet have been spotted for the first time.

By Oct. 11, 2013

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We should nuke dangerous asteroids, expert says

What could go wrong? Sending nuclear warheads into space might seem crazy, but it could be our only chance against asteroids in a crisis.

By May. 29, 2013

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Canada orbits suitcase-size camera to hunt asteroids

With its small telescope, the Near-Earth Object Surveillance Satellite is looking for space rocks that could devastate our planet.

By Feb. 26, 2013

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Congress to hold hearings about killer asteroids

All it took was an unexpected meteorite exploding in western Siberia, along with a record close flyby by another space rock to concentrate Washington's attention on something other than political blood sport.

By Feb. 15, 2013

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Just in time: Scientists propose vaporizing asteroids

DE-STAR is a space-based laser gun that could destroy or deflect incoming comets and asteroids. Who's gonna build it?

By Feb. 15, 2013

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Sentinel telescope to hunt for dangerous asteroids

Space telescope will launch on a SpaceX Falcon9 as the first privately funded deep-space mission in a bid to catch Earth-buzzing rocks.

By Jul. 2, 2012