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  • Asteroid to make a near Earth pass on Monday, Oct. 27
    Newly discovered asteroid approaching Earth Monday
    An asteroid, only discovered on Saturday, will be passing uncomfortably close to Earth on Monday, Oct. 27, as reported in an article published by Science 2.0 on Oct. 26. The asteroid, designated as2014 UF56 by NASA, is about the size of a small...
  •  Old nukes seen as an irreplaceable national asset
    Old nukes seen as an irreplaceable national asset
    The US National Nuclear Security Administration (which administers atomic weapons) has concluded that some old warheads are just too valuable to destroy. No, not for use against Russia or ISIL, or any other terrestial threat, but to protect the...
  • #Lootcrate September 2014 (Galactic): Star Wars Exclusive Retro Arcade Magnet
    #Lootcrate September 2014 (Galactic): Star Wars Exclusive Retro Arcade Magnet
    Loot Crate is a monthly service in which you receive geek-friendly merchandise at a discount, grouped around a particular theme. This month’s theme was galactic, which is code for "sci-fi." Every Loot Crate seems to always have an...
  • Asteroid collision around Sun-like star NGC 2547-ID8
    Astronomers witness asteroid smash-up around Sun-like star
    Solar systems, including ours, are thought to begin as massive clouds of dust and gas surrounding young stars; over billions of years, planets form from repeated impacts of rocky debris. Asteroids and comets are left-over chunks of debris from...
  • Beware of the space Beast
    Beware of the space Beast
    The asteroid 2014 HQ124,aka “The Beast” is expected to flyby Earth tonight at about 1:56 am at a rate of up to 31,000 mph (17 times faster than a shot from a high-speed rifle). Estimated to be around 1,100 feet in diameter, the mammoth...
  • NASA budget $40 million yearly seeking asteroid threats
    NASA budget $40 million yearly seeking asteroid threats
    NASA/JPL budgets about $40 million annually for asteroid detection by their Near-Earth Object (NEO) Program. Since so few asteroids land on earth, it is difficult to accurately predict where they will fall, and there is little that can be done to...
  • Chariklo and rings
    Surprise discovery: rings around an asteroid
    When it comes to planetary rings, what do you think of? Saturn is the first obvious thing that comes to mind, with its famous majestic ring system surrounding the gas giant planet. The other gas and ice giants – Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune ...
  • NASA asteroid capture mission
    NASA seeking ideas to make asteroid capture mission a reality
    NASA is seeking proposals from advanced concept research studies in order to help make ambitions into reality in regards to the agency's ambitious asteroid capture mission. The general plan: launch a satellite into space and use it to capture...
  • asteroid 2014EC buzz Earth March 6, 2014 watch live Virtual Telescope
    Earth buzzed by 3 asteroids in 24 hours
    Earth has just had its third encounter with a potentially killer space rock in the span of just 24 hours. The last encounter came yesterday as asteroid 2014EC, which is about the size of a bus, came within 35,000 miles from Earth. Now, while that...
  • NASA mission capture asteroid tow it to Earth
    NASA searching for asteroids to capture, tow back to Earth
    NASA is making its preliminary plans to capture an asteroid, tow it back toward Earth, and insert it into lunar orbit in order to serve as a testing ground for new technology where astronauts can learn how to explore an asteroid before setting off...
  • 2000 EM26 close pass asteroid watch video
    Replay: watch city block-size asteroid 2000 EM26 buzz Earth
    An asteroid 2000 EM26, which is almost 900 feet across, buzzed Earth yesterday, coming to within about 2 million miles from Earth. Now, while that may not seem overly close, in cosmic terms, that's a very near shave, especially considering...
  • save earth from asteroid with nuclear weapons
    Scientist: nuclear bombs could save Earth from killer asteroid
    Scientist: nuclear bombs could save Earth from killer asteroidCan the most destructive weapon ever devised by man be used to save our civilization from death by asteroid? Well, that is exactly what Bong Wie of Iowa State University said at the...
  • NASA save Earth from asteroid
    NASA developing plan to save Earth from deadly space rocks
    Last year, NASA was tasked with the mission of developing a plan to save Earth from a deadly asteroid impact. Now, nearly a year later, the space agency has released a report of its preliminary findings in regards to this objective.So, what does...
  • Orbit of Asteroid 2014 AA
    First Asteroid discovered in 2014 burns up over Atlantic Ocean
    A small asteroid discovered in the early hours of January 1, 2013 hit the Earth's atmosphere about 21 hours later and burned up harmlessly. NASA' Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) announced today that the 6 to 9 foot asteroid, named Asteroid...
  • new impact crater on moon video
    New crater appears on Moon (VIDEO)
    The Moon has a new crater and NASA has just released the video to prove it. It was back on March 17 that the Lunar Impact Monitoring Program detected a sudden bright flash of light comparable to a 4th magnitude star on the Moon. The flash lasted...