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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 »

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 »

Large asteroid safely buzzes Earth -

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 »

Look Out for a Giant Asteroid Passing Very Close to Earth in Tonight's Sky - Travel+Leisure

A giant, peanut-shaped asteroid will come into “potentially hazardous” close contact with Earth on Wednesday. Even though scientists have determined that there is a zero percent chance of Asteroid 2014 JO25 coming in contact with Earth this week, the ...and more »

A Huge Asteroid Is Set to Hurtle Past Earth This Wednesday - ScienceAlert

An asteroid so big it's been nicknamed after Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will streak past Earth this Wednesday, April 19. That might sound alarming, but don't panic, the asteroid will pass us at a close but safe distance - which means telescopes around ...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 »

Worried about gigantic asteroids hurtling towards Earth? There's a graph for that -

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 »

Close call: When asteroids whisk past Earth - Phys.Org

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 ...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 »

Big space rock to streak past Earth on Wednesday - Phys.Org

An asteroid stretching 650 metres (2,000 feet) across is on track to whoosh past Earth on Wednesday at a safe—but uncomfortably close—distance, according to astronomers. "Although there is no possibility for the asteroid to collide with our planet ...and more »