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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

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

Astronomers on Wednesday night will be keeping a close eye on a big asteroid that's zooming past Earth. Telescopes like the Arecibo Observatory — a huge radio dish built inside of a Puerto Rican sinkhole — have already started filming the tumbling ...and more »

An Asteroid Is Swinging By Earth Today For Its Closest Visit In 400 Years - NPR

Earth is welcoming a rather hefty visitor to the neighborhood Wednesday — an asteroid that hasn't swung by these parts in roughly 400 years. About as big as the Rock of Gibraltar, asteroid 2014 JO25 is coming so close that its visit should be visible ...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 »

An asteroid will buzz by Earth tonight. Here's why you shouldn't freak out - Deseret News

Don't freak out. A huge asteroid is about the buzz by Earth. According to NBC News, an asteroid that's about the size of the Rock of Gibraltar will zoom by Earth from a distance of about 1.1 million miles away. That's about five times the distance that ...and more »