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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 - 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 »

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 »

Half-Mile-Long Asteroid to Pass Very Close to Earth - TIME

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. NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSSR. By Lisa Marie Segarra. April 19, 2017. A huge asteroid will fly ...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 - 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 »

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 »

Watch a Large Asteroid Streak Through the Night Sky - Smithsonian

Asteroid. “Asteroid”. A composite image of asteroid 2014 JO25 created with data from NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSSR). By Marissa Fessenden. smithsonian.com. April 19, 2017. A large asteroid will swing by the Earth on ...and more »

NASA captures images of large asteroid set to fly by Earth - CNN

(CNN) A large asteroid is whizzing by Earth this week, and NASA has the images to prove it. The space rock, known by the very dull name of 2014 JO25, was expected to safely fly by Earth on Wednesday night, according to NASA. Radar images obtained by ...and more »