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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 -

A large asteroid discovered three years ago whizzed past Earth today, but there's no need to panic. The asteroid — named 2014 JO25 — ranged between more than 700 metres and 1.4 kilometres across. At its closest, the asteroid passed roughly 1.8 ...and more »

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

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 »

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 »

Watch a Large Asteroid Streak Through the Night Sky - Smithsonian

Asteroid. “Asteroid”. A composite image of asteroid 2014 JO25 created with data from NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSSR). By Marissa Fessenden. April 19, 2017. A large asteroid will swing by the Earth on ...and more »

Huge 1.4km long asteroid named 'The Rock' to fly past Earth today - The Independent

An asteroid nicknamed "The Rock" that could be big enough to devastate much of the UK is making its closest approach to Earth in 400 years. The "potentially hazardous" asteroid 2014 JO25 will fly past Earth at 33 metres per second at a distance of just ...and more »

NASA just filmed a 'potentially hazardous' asteroid flying near Earth that's as big as a super-tall skyscraper - Business Insider

The space rock looks like a peanut and may be as big as some of the tallest skyscrapers on Earth. It will safely fly past Earth on Wednesday, April 19. NASA recently turned down a new asteroid-hunting telescope to find threatening objects. Astronomers ...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: Nuclear 'Hail Mary' Was Almost Necessary To Stop Giant Asteroid - The National Interest Online (blog)

A large asteroid will pass uncomfortably close to Earth Wednesday, and there's not much NASA could have done to stop it had it been on a collision course. Humanity's best option to stop the asteroid would have been a “Hail Mary pass” with a massive ...and more »