This RSS feed URL is deprecated

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 rotates ...and more »

2014 JO25 Flies By Earth — See It Tonight - Universe Today

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 on Tuesday April 18. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSSR. Asteroid 2014 JO25, discovered in 2014 ...and more »

Massive Asteroid Will Pass by Earth Today: Watch the Slooh Webcast - Space.com

An asteroid will make a close flyby of Earth today (April 19), and the Slooh Community Observatory will be tracking the space rock's journey live. During the close approach, the asteroid will be traveling at about 73,000 miles per hour (117,000 ...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 »

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 »

Large asteroid safely buzzes Earth - CBC.ca

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 - 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 »

Big Peanut-Shaped Asteroid Caught on Radar as It Zooms by Earth (Video) - Space.com

An asteroid that zoomed by Earth today (April 19) at less than five times the distance between the Earth and the moon has been caught on radar. The new images, which were taken yesterday (April 18), capture features on the near-Earth asteroid 2014 JO25 ...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 »