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Asteroid rockhounds rejoice: NASA unveils geologic map of Vesta

Vesta, an asteroid the size of Arizona, gets its own geologic map showing its history of meteorite impact craters over its billions of years of existence.

By November 18, 2014

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Arizona-sized asteroid as seen by NASA (pictures)

NASA's Dawn Mission got a good look at Vesta, one of the biggest asteroids in our solar system, generating cool maps and unusual images along the way.

8 Images By November 18, 2014

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'Asteroid to hit Earth' story goes up on CNN, people believe it

A user posts a fake news piece to CNN's iReport news hub. It stays live for 22 hours before someone realizes it must surely not be true.

By May 27, 2014

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Earth-buzzing asteroid may have dropped meteorite on Nicaragua

Daredevil asteroid 2014 RC slid by close to Earth Sunday, but it may have left a parting gift in the form of a meteorite crater in Nicaragua.

By September 8, 2014

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Send your tweets to space with NASA's Asteroid Time Capsule

As part of the OSIRIS-REx mission to the asteroid Bennu, NASA will be including tweets and Instagram photos from the public as part of a space time capsule.

By September 3, 2014

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3D print space probes and asteroids, courtesy of NASA

NASA has released STL files so you can 3D print your own scale models of space probes, asteroids and the surface of the moon.

By July 23, 2014

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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 April 22, 2014

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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 April 19, 2014

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Ring around the asteroid: Scientists make surprise discovery

Silly asteroid, rings are for Saturn! Not anymore. Astronomers have discovered an asteroid hosting a ring system of its very own.

By March 27, 2014

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Astronaut's-eye view of Orion re-entry is hot, hot, hot

A NASA video shows what an astronaut would experience catching a ride on Orion as it re-enters Earth's atmosphere.

By December 22, 2014