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Near-Earth asteroid has its own little moon in tow

When asteroid 2004 BL86 passed near Earth on January 26, it wasn't alone. A small moon came along for the ride.

By January 27, 2015

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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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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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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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Dangerous but beautiful: An asteroid we still don't want to meet

NASA camera snaps image of the potentially hazardous near-Earth object known as 1998 KN3 as it makes its way past the Orion Nebula.

By August 26, 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 February 26, 2013

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Odds of dying from an asteroid strike: 1 in 74,817,414

Scientists estimate there are around 500,000 near-Earth asteroids the size of 2012 DA14, and less than 1 percent have been discovered.

By February 15, 2013

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'FireFly' ships could be asteroid mining by 2015

Deep Space Industries has said that it will have prospecting ships mining asteroids near Earth in the very near future.

By January 22, 2013