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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 »

Massive asteroid nicknamed 'The Rock' to make closest pass to Earth in 400 years TODAY - Mirror.co.uk

An asteroid nicknamed "The Rock" after pro wrestler Dwayne Johnson, due to its massive size, is set to make it closest pass to Earth in 400 years today. The asteroid, which is travelling through space at about 33 meters per second (73 mph), is ...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 »

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 »

NASA scientists say Earth will have near-miss with Rock of Gibraltar-sized ASTEROID next week - Mirror.co.uk

Earth will have a near-miss with an asteroid as big as the Rock of Gibraltar next week, astronomers claimed. NASA scientists said the gigantic boulder, dubbed 2014-J25, will hurtle past Earth on April 19 within 1.1 million miles - less than five times ...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 »

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 »

Asteroid the size of the Rock of Gibraltar makes closest pass to Earth in 400 years - Mirror.co.uk

An asteroid the size of the Rock of Gibraltar passed by Earth on Wednesday, the closest in 400 years. The space rock, measuring more than a quarter of a mile (400 metres) wide, zoomed by at a distance of just over a million miles or about 4.6 times the ...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 »

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 »