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Asteroid - Wikipedia
Asteroids are minor planets, especially of the inner Solar System.Larger asteroids have also been called planetoids.These terms have historically been applied to any astronomical object orbiting the Sun that did not resemble a planet-like disc and was not observed to have characteristics of an active comet such as a tail. As minor planets in the outer Solar System were discovered they were ...

Asteroids l Asteroid facts, pictures and information
Several hundred thousand asteroids have been discovered and given provisional designations so far. Thousands more are discovered each year.

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Asteroids. Game Info. Asteroids game was inspired in a roundabout way by the seminal Spacewar, the first computer based video game. In the early 1980s a stand-up arcade game version was produced as Space Wars, which included a number of optional versions and added a floating asteroid as a visual device.

Near-Earth object - Wikipedia
A near-Earth object (NEO) is any small Solar System body whose orbit can bring it into proximity with Earth.By convention, a Solar System body is a NEO if its closest approach to the Sun is less than 1.3 astronomical units (AU).If a NEO's orbit crosses the Earth's and the object is larger than 140 meters (460 ft) across, it is considered a potentially hazardous object (PHO).

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NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind.

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Asteroid Watch - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Average distance between Earth and the moon is about 239,000 miles (385,000 kilometers). The Asteroid Watch Widget tracks asteroids and comets that will make relatively close approaches to Earth.

         

 

 

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Weighing planets and asteroids
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“We rely on the work of our colleagues working in planetary astronomy, which uses a wealth of data, including data from spacecraft fly-bys, to create solar-system ephemerides that describes orbits of the planets, moons and asteroids”, says Nicolas ...


Daily Star

NASA confirms truck-sized asteroid almost GRAZED Earth in record-setting flyby
Daily Star
The space agency's records don't account for asteroids that actually impact our atmosphere and become meteors, like the bolide that exploded over Russia in 2013, or the small asteroid that may have made it all the way to the ground in Africa in June.

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EarthSky

Asteroid 2018 EB has a moon
EarthSky
Asteroid 2018 EB has an orbit around the sun that's very similar to Earth's orbit, but with a different inclination. As a result, every year for countless millions or even billions of years, this space rock has been coming relatively close to our ...


Express.co.uk

Asteroid WARNING: Rogue asteroids could WIPE OUT life on Earth, warns Stephen Hawking
Express.co.uk
Professor Stephen Hawking argued the laws of mathematics and physics mean an extinction-level asteroid impact is an unavoidable certainty. The late cosmologist who died at the age of 76 in March this year, shared his dire thoughts in Brief Answers to ...
'There is no God,' says Stephen Hawking in final bookCNN
Will robots outsmart us? The late Stephen Hawking answers this and other big questions facing humanityThe Times
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Vox

10 ways the world is most likely to end, explained by scientists
Vox
The group released the 2018 edition in September, and the litany is harrowing: Chemical warfare, supervolcanic eruptions, asteroid collisions, and the looming effects of climate change threaten to cause everything from civilizational collapse to human ...


Fox News

Comets and asteroids could be flinging life all over the galaxy, study finds
Fox News
Panspermia is the hypothesis that life on Earth originated from microorganisms in outer space that were carried here unintentionally by objects such as space dust, meteoroids and asteroids, according to an article on NASA's website. According to ...


Express.co.uk

NASA asteroid WARNING: Three giant space rocks barreling towards Earth will pass TODAY
Express.co.uk
The three space rocks will zip past the planet within 30 minutes of one another, with the first arriving around 3.13pm BST (2.13pm2 UTC) today. The asteroids will arrive at similar times and NASA estimates they have similar diameters but will fly by at ...
Looking Up: Asteroids, Moon Rocks, And Meteorites . . . Oh My!KRCC

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CNET

Truck-size asteroid makes fourth-closest pass by Earth on record
CNET
Of course, those records don't account for asteroids that actually impact our atmosphere and become meteors, like the bolide that exploded over Russia in 2013, or the small asteroid that may have made it all the way to the ground in Africa in June.


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What's the difference between a comet and an asteroid?
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In our solar system, there are a lot of things that circle, or orbit, around our Sun. Earth orbits the Sun about every 365 days. Seven other planets also orbit the Sun, along with their moons (which orbit planets) and lots of other items, including ...

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