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Asteroid may yield clues about Earth’s formation


October 31st, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 31 (IANS) A half-km wide asteroid which streaks past the Earth next week could provide clues about how the planet was formed. The space rock, which is known ... Read more...

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Asteroid hit will be catastrophic for India, US, China


June 30th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) If an asteroid hits India, US or China, these countries will suffer a catastrophic loss of lives and be crippled beyond the possibility of any recovery, ... Read more...

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NASA to lead global asteroid protection plan


October 25th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): NASA is set to play a leading role in protecting the world from the threat of a dangerous asteroid strike, it has emerged.According to letters sent by John ... Read more...

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Ocean asteroid impact could damage Earth’s protective ozone layer


October 14th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): If a medium-sized asteroid were to land in the oceans a tsunami wouldn't be the only worry, say scientists- Earth's ozone layer could be at risk too.A new ... Read more...

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Spitzer Telescope spots mix of asteroids near Earth


September 5th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 5 (ANI): NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed a colourful mixed bunch of asteroids, with a surprisingly wide array of compositions, much like an assorted box of candies.Some are dark ... Read more...

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Eureka! Delhi school boys discover new asteroid (With Images)


August 14th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Wonders never cease to exist. Two Delhi students have discovered a new asteroid as part of a unique astronomy project connected to the US space agency NASA. Amanjot ... Read more...

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Legal and institutional issues linked to asteroid threats to Earth


March 13th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 13 (ANI): The Secure World Foundation (SWF) has released the findings of a group of international experts that examines the legal and institutional issues linked to potential future threats posed ... Read more...

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NASA’s ‘WISE’ eyes spot near-Earth asteroid


January 26th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 26 (ANI): NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has spotted its first never-before-seen near-Earth asteroid, the first of hundreds it is expected to find during its mission to map ... Read more...

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Asteroid almost smacked into Earth on November 6


November 11th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 11 (ANI): Astronomers have revealed that the Earth had a narrow escape from a cataclysm on November 6, when an asteroid came within 8,700 miles of hitting the planet.According to ... Read more...

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Asteroid to miss Earth in 2036, but could be on collision course in 2068


October 8th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 8 (ANI): There is some good news and some bad news for doomsday pundits, in the sense that the chances of asteroid Apophis colliding with Earth in 2036 has been ... Read more...

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NASA to provide web updates on objects approaching Earth


July 31st, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is introducing a new Web site that will provide a centralized resource for information on near-Earth objects - those asteroids and comets that can ... Read more...

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US army decides to cover up fireballs from space


June 12th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): A recent US military policy decision explicitly states that observations by hush-hush government spacecraft of incoming bolides and fireballs are classified secret and are not to be released.For ... Read more...

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Tunguska-sized asteroid buzzes past Earth


March 3rd, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 3 (ANI): Reports indicate that an asteroid about the size of the one that levelled the forest in Tunguska, Siberia, a century ago, buzzed past Earth on March 2nd, ... Read more...

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Space rock detected ahead of collision with Earth


February 20th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 20 (ANI): Scientists have, for the first time, detected a space rock ahead of a collision with Earth, watched it streak through the atmosphere, and then recovered pieces of ... Read more...

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If you want to see a comet go green, wait for Feb 24!


February 11th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): On February 24th, sky gazers will be treated to the spectacle of a rare green comet, as it would be make its closest approach to Earth that ... Read more...

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NASA astronauts may soon visit a nearby asteroid


November 25th, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 25 (ANI): A new report by a high-level panel of experts has praised the idea of sending NASA astronauts to visit a nearby asteroid.According to New Scientist, the US ... Read more...

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Americas new space program to cost less and have international outlook


November 14th, 2008 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): The Planetary Society has outlined a vigorous new approach to space exploration for the consideration of the new U.S. Administration and Congress to develop a flexible space ... Read more...

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New satellite to watch out for earth-threatening asteroids


July 25th, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Quebec, July 25 (IANS) Canada is planning to launch a satellite in 2010 for tracking wayward asteroids that may pose a threat to Earth. The Near Earth Object Surveillance Satellite (NEOSSat) would ... Read more...

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Worlds first space telescope to detect and track asteroids as well as satellites


June 27th, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): Canadian scientists are building the worlds first space telescope designed to detect and track asteroids as well as satellites.Known as NEOSSat (Near Earth Object Surveillance Satellite), this ... Read more...

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NASA denies story of boy who predicted asteroid collision


April 17th, 2008 - 2:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): The asteroid Apophis still has a very low probability, only 1 in 45,000, of hitting Earth in 2036, according to NASA, despite recent reports suggesting that a ... Read more...

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New spacecraft to track Earth bound asteroids trajectory


February 27th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 27 (ANI): Scientists have unveiled the design of a spacecraft that would assess the trajectory of a 300-metre wide asteroid, which has a tiny chance of striking Earth in 2036.According ... Read more...

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NASA monitoring Mars bound asteroids trajectory


December 22nd, 2007 - 1:10 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): NASA is monitoring the asteroid discovered by The University of Arizona's Catalina Sky Survey, which they say has a one-in-75 chance of hitting Mars on Jan. 30, 2008.Observations ... Read more...

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