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Images from asteroid 2012 DA14's near-Earth flyby (pictures)

Asteroid 2012 DA14, thought to be about 45 meters in diameter, passed within 17,200 miles of Earth today.

5 Images By February 15, 2013

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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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Survey finds fewer near-Earth asteroids than once thought

Researchers have now spotted more than 90 percent of the so-called "planet buster" asteroids in nearby orbits and none poses a threat to Earth. But thousands of midsize bodies remain to be found.

By September 29, 2011

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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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Tonight on reality TV: Giant asteroid just misses Earth

Slooh.com will broadcast the passing of Near-Earth Asteroid 2000 EM26 as the Olympics take place in Russia. Almost a year to the day, a different asteroid slammed into that country's town of Chelyabinsk.

By February 17, 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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NASA asks citizen scientists to become ‘asteroid hunters’

In an effort to avoid a potential apocalypse, the space agency is holding a contest to get people to help it discover deadly asteroids.

By March 10, 2014

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Earthlings unite to confront the asteroid menace

The first meeting of an international group tasked with figuring out how to react to asteroids that threaten our very existence is set for next week.

By January 31, 2014

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Earth in crossfire on NASA hazardous asteroid map

Earth is near the center of a tangled mass of potentially hazardous asteroids. But there's little to worry about.

By August 13, 2013