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NASA deems Earth safe from massive asteroid strike in 2036

Scientists have been wringing their hands over the possibility of asteroid Apophis crashing into the planet, but new data from a distant flyby diminishes the chances of an Earth impact.

By Jan. 10, 2013

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NASA's asteroid lasso mission said to halt Apocalypse scenario

Speaking at the Human to Mars Summit, NASA's top administrator, Charles Bolden, pledges to work to "prevent an asteroid from colliding with devastating force into our planet."

By May. 6, 2013

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How to deal with an asteroid threat

Asteroid Apophis is expected to make a close encounter with Earth in 2029 and could be even closer in 2036.

By Nov. 29, 2007

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What if a meteor heads toward NYC? NASA says 'pray'

If a meteor similar to the one that hit in Russia was on a path toward New York, we might be lucky to get even three weeks' warning, NASA's Charles Bolden Jr. says at a House Committee hearing.

By Mar. 20, 2013