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50-meter asteroid will come within 17,000 miles of Earth on 2/15/2013

2 years agoOdd : Boing Boing

"Since regular sky surveys began in the 1990s," says Don Yeomans of NASA's Near Earth Object Program says, "we've never seen an object this big get so close to Earth." That's about 5% of the average distance between the Earth and the Moon. (See also: The Last Policeman: solving a murder before an asteroid wipes [...]
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Two asteroids to pass near Earth Wednesday

Academics / General Science : Science Fair (4 years ago)

Two asteroids are expected to pass within 154,000 miles of Earth on Wednesday -- closer than the distance between the Earth and the moon, NASA announced. Read Post

Asteroid 2013 NJ Whizzed by Earth Today Closer than Anything Else on NASA’s Near Earth Object List [Video]

Odd : Geekosystem (10 months ago)

Asteroid 2013 NJ is just one object on NASA's list of near-Earth objects, but it's remarkable in that it flew by significantly closer than anything else on the list. Passing by at about 2.5 times the distance to the moon, it was clo... Read Post

NASA Audit Concludes They’re Not Prepared to Protect Us From Asteroids or Even Detect Them - How long does it take to assemble a ragtag team of retired astronauts, anyway?

Odd : Geekosystem (17 hours ago)

You know what we haven't done in a while? Found an asteroid that's about to fly uncomfortably close to Earth. And that's not necessarily a good thing. Just because we don't see them doesn't mean they're not out there, as a few close... Read Post


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