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How NASA Studies and Tracks Asteroids Near and Far - NASA/JPL Edu News (press release) (blog)

This movie and composite image of 30 images of asteroid 2014 JO25, which will safely fly past Earth on April 19, 2017, was generated with radar data collected using NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in California's Mojave Desert. Credit: NASA/JPL ...and more »

NASA Radar Spots Relatively Large Asteroid Prior to Flyby - NASA/JPL Edu News (press release) (blog)

Radar Imagery of Asteroid 2014 JO25 This composite of 30 images of asteroid 2014 JO25 was generated with radar data collected using NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in California's Mojave Desert. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSSR › Full image and ...and more »

Large asteroid safely buzzes Earth - CBC.ca

These composite images of asteroid 2014 JO25 were generated with radar data collected using NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in California's Mojave Desert. ( NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSSR). A large asteroid discovered three years ago whizzed past Earth ...and more »

A Huge Asteroid Is Set to Hurtle Past Earth This Wednesday - ScienceAlert

An asteroid so big it's been nicknamed after Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will streak past Earth this Wednesday, April 19. That might sound alarming, but don't panic, the asteroid will pass us at a close but safe distance - which means telescopes around ...and more »

Asteroid Misses Earth Narrowly, by Cosmic Standards - New York Times

“We're safe. From this one.” That was a quote from NASA's planetary defense officer, Lindley Johnson, after a large asteroid soared narrowly — by cosmic standards — past the Earth on Wednesday morning, the closest approach by such an object in more ...and more »

A 650 meter asteroid to pass close by Earth tonight - Skymet Weather

Stargazers would be interested in keeping their eyes up above the sky after the sun sets in on Wednesday, the April 19 to spectate a close shave of our planet with an asteroid. This asteroid was discovered three years ago and is named 2014 JO25 is ...and more »

NASA captures images of large asteroid set to fly by Earth - CNN

(CNN) A large asteroid is whizzing by Earth this week, and NASA has the images to prove it. The space rock, known by the very dull name of 2014 JO25, was expected to safely fly by Earth on Wednesday night, according to NASA. Radar images obtained by ...and more »

Worried about gigantic asteroids hurtling towards Earth? There's a graph for that - Wired.co.uk

In 1908, an asteroid crashed into a forest in Siberia. The force is estimated to have flattened 80 million trees with the heat from the burning rock being felt up to 35 miles away. The Tunguska event, as it became known, released energy equivalent to ...and more »

Look Out for a Giant Asteroid Passing Very Close to Earth in Tonight's Sky - Travel+Leisure

A giant, peanut-shaped asteroid will come into “potentially hazardous” close contact with Earth on Wednesday. Even though scientists have determined that there is a zero percent chance of Asteroid 2014 JO25 coming in contact with Earth this week, the ...and more »

Close call: When asteroids whisk past Earth - Phys.Org

A peanut-shaped asteroid 1.3 kilometres (3,280 feet) across streaked past Earth on Wednesday, giving astronomers a rare chance to check out a big space rock up close. But not too close. Dubbed 2014-JO25, the asteroid came nearest at 12:20 GMT and is ...and more »