NASA captures images of 2000-foot asteroid as it readies to pass by Earth - AOL

NASA has released the following images of a large asteroid as it readies to pass by alarmingly close to Earth on April 19. The administration has been monitoring the space rock, known as 2014 JO25, since it was discovered in May 2014 by astronomers at ...

Large asteroid will fly by Earth this evening - Sudbury.com

1 / 2 This computer-generated image depicts the flyby of asteroid 2014 JO25. The asteroid will safely fly past Earth on April 19 at a distance of about 1.1 million miles, or about 4.6 times the distance between Earth and the moon (NASA image). Expand.

Close call: When asteroids whisk past Earth - Yahoo News

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 ...

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

See the big peanut-shaped asteroid zooming by Earth Wednesday - CNET

These 30 images show all the face of asteroid JO25. NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSSR. Asteroid 2014 JO25 looks like something you'd find in a snack bag at a ballgame. NASA released a series of images of the peanut-shaped space rock on Tuesday just prior to its ...

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: ...

Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life - ABC News

Astronomers have found yet another planet that seems to have just the right Goldilocks combination for life: Not so hot and not so cold. It's not so far away, either. This new, big, dense planet is rocky, like Earth, and has the right temperatures for ...

Asteroid makes closest encounter to Earth in 400 years - WWSB ABC 7

(WWSB) – NASA reported an asteroid will come its closest to Earth in 400 years on Wednesday. Asteroid 2014 JO25 was discovered in May 2014 and will fly by Earth at a distance of about 1.1 million miles or 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the moon.

'Potentially hazardous' asteroid passes by earth keeping sky gazers glued - ummid.com

Seattle: An asteroid, more than a 400 meters wide, will pass close to Earth on Wednesday, zooming by at a distance of just over a 1.8 million kilometers, but with no chance of impact, according to NASA scientists. According to NASA the encounter on ...

An asteroid is swinging by Earth today for its closest visit in 400 years - 89.3 KPCC

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. /NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSSR. Earth is welcoming a rather hefty visitor to the neighborhood ...

'Gibraltar-sized' space rock passes Earth - BBC News

A large asteroid the size of the Rock of Gibraltar has passed safely by Earth. The object, measured to be almost a kilometre wide, came within five times the distance between the Earth and the Moon. Known as 2014 JO25, the asteroid is the biggest such ...

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 ...

Gigantic Asteroid to Fly Past Earth in a Near Miss on Wednesday - Chronicle Day

On Wednesday 19th April, a massive asteroid, officially known as 2014 JO25, and measuring about the size of the Rock of Gibraltar, will whiz past the Earth at a safe distance of 1.1 million miles, roughly 5 times the distance to our moon. Fortunately ...

Giant asteroid makes its closest approach to Earth in centuries - CBS News

A huge, shiny, peanut-shaped asteroid reportedly swung safely by Earth Wednesday morning, coming within a distance of 1.1 million miles of the planet — about 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the moon. The bright asteroid 2014 JO25 came towards ...

Day of Judgment Not Nigh, Yet: Giant Asteroid Heading for Earth, Will Miss, Just - Sputnik International

A vast asteroid thrusting through space at 33 kilometers per second is set to rush past Earth April 20 - while it will miss the planet by almost two million kilometers, the impending blast-by is perhaps a reminder that mankind must be vigilant, and ...

NASA just filmed a 'potentially hazardous' asteroid flying near Earth, and it may be 2 times bigger than thought - Yahoo News

The space rock looks like a peanut and may be twice as big as some of the tallest skyscrapers on Earth. It will safely fly past Earth on Wednesday, April 19. NASA recently turned down an asteroid-hunting telescope program to find objects like 2014 JO25.

Large Asteroid Zips By Earth (Video) - Patch.com

"This will be a very close approach for an asteroid of this size," NASA said in a press release. By Cody Fenwick (Patch National Staff) - April 19, 2017 11:22 am ET. Large Asteroid Zips By Earth (Video). Earth is making a close call Wednesday as a ...

NASA releases video of large asteroid during close pass of Earth - WAAY

NASA captured radar images of asteroid 2014 JO25 with the massive Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in California just before the space rock made its closest flyby in 400 years. It still isn't passing close enough to cause worry - it's going ...

A 2000-foot asteroid is passing by Earth - New York Daily News

A massive asteroid will glide past Earth on Wednesday, but the 2,000-foot flying object will be a safe 1.1 million miles away from the blue planet when it passes through. That's still the closest an asteroid of sizeable proportions has zipped past the ...

Asteroid to pass somewhat close to Earth Wednesday - News 12 New Jersey

An asteroid the size of six football fields will pass somewhat close to Earth Wednesday, NASA said. Like Tweet. Share Pin Email. 0 Comments. April 19, 2017 9:59 AM. EDISON - An asteroid the size of six football fields will pass somewhat close to Earth ...