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

On April 19, an asteroid named 2014 JO25 will safely fly by Earth, passing at a distance of about 1.1 million miles (1.8 million kilometers) of the planet. This asteroid poses no threat to Earth and, in fact, asteroids safely fly by Earth quite ...and more »

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

Radar images of asteroid 2014 JO25 were obtained in the early morning hours on Tuesday, with NASA's 70-meter (230-foot) antenna at the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in California. The images reveal a peanut-shaped asteroid that ...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 »

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 »

Giant Peanut-Shaped Asteroid to Pass Harmlessly by Earth Wednesday - Space.com

A huge, shiny, peanut-shaped asteroid will safely swing by Earth tomorrow morning (April 19), coming within a distance of 1.1 million miles (1.8 million kilometers) of the planet — about 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the moon. The bright ...and more »

Trump's NASA Budget Curtails Plan To Reroute A Near-Earth Asteroid - Huffington Post

Last month, President Donald Trump signed a bill into law giving NASA $19.5 billion to spend on a variety of projects in the 2018 budget year, including planning further exploration of the planet Mars. From the Oval Office, the president said: For ...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 »

Large asteroid to miss Earth by mere 1800000km - Irish Times

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Gigantic asteroid 2014 JO25 that's larger than the Rock of Gibraltar will zoom uncomfortably close to Earth today - The Sun

AN asteroid larger than the Rock of Gibraltar will zoom past Earth today and should be visible from Brits' back gardens. The 650-metre wide peanut-shaped rock is called 2014 J025 and is set to speed past Earth at a distance of one million miles. 4. A ...and more »

Watch asteroid 2014 JO25 brush by Earth on 19 April - Astronomy Now Online

Potentially hazardous asteroid 2014 JO25 was 0.0142 astronomical units (2.1 million kilometres; 1.3 million miles) from Earth when captured in this 288-second exposure starting at 2:22 UT (3:22am BST) on 19 April. The 13th-magnitude asteroid's trail is ...and more »