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near-earth asteroid

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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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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 Feb. 15, 2013

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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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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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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 Feb. 17, 2014

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Prepare Earth for more asteroid strikes, say scientists

A new study suggests we should expect an asteroid strike every decade or two. And one scientist warns that the last asteroid to pass by us wasn't even noticed until it had gone.

By Nov. 7, 2013

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Massive asteroid to hit Earth in 2032? (Well, maybe)

Ukrainian astronomers discover an asteroid, called 2013 TV135, with the power of 2,500 nuclear bombs. It's officially described as "potentially hazardous." You've been warned.

By Oct. 18, 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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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 Sep. 29, 2011

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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 Aug. 13, 2013