NASA: There is No Asteroid Threatening Earth

Numerous recent blogs and web postings are erroneously claiming that an asteroid will impact Earth, sometime between Sept. 15 and 28, 2015. On one of those dates, as rumors go, there will be an impact – “evidently” near Puerto Rico

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More Evidence That Comets May Have Brought Life to Earth

The idea of panspermia — that life on Earth originated from comets or asteroids bombarding our planet — is not new. But new research may have given the theory a boost. Scientists from Japan say their experiments show that early

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Tracking a Mysterious Group of Asteroid Outcasts

Fast Facts: * A new NASA study has traced some members of the near-Earth asteroid population back to their likely source. * The source may be the Euphrosyne family of dark, asteroids on highly inclined (or tilted) orbits in the

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Philae results shed light on the nature of comets

During the first ever landing of a probe on a comet, the world held its breath as Philae survived a bouncy landing on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on November 12, 2014. A special issue of Science highlights seven new studies that delve

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Science on the surface of a comet

Early results from Philae’s first suite of scientific observations of Comet 67P/Churyumov­-Gerasimenko were published today in a special edition of the journal Science. Data were obtained during the lander’s seven-hour descent to its first touchdown at the Agilkia landing site,

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A cataclysmic event of a certain age

At the end of the Pleistocene period, some 13,000 years ago a cosmic impact triggered an abrupt cooling episode that earth scientists refer to as the Younger Dryas. New research by UC Santa Barbara geologist James Kennett and an international

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Japan space scientists hunting for new asteroid name

Japanese space scientists are on the hunt for a new name for an asteroid that may contain the secret of life, with a public competition beginning Wednesday. The asteroid, which currently goes by the rather prosaic “1999 JU3” is the

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The Truth About the “September 2015 Asteroid Impact”

Maybe you have seen one of the alarming videos and emails circulating around the internet claiming that the End is Nigh. The claim is that an enormous dinosaur-killer of an asteroid is going to smash into the Earth sometime between

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Private asteroid hunt lacks cash to spy threats in orbit

Astronomy and science organizations declared 30 June as Asteroid Day, with plans to talk up the danger of asteroids that might be on a collision course with Earth. One partner in the effort, the Sentinel mission, has an especially urgent need

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Helping Europe Prepare for Asteroid risk

Each year, astronomers worldwide discover over 1000 new asteroids or other space rocks that could strike our planet. And if one is spotted heading towards Earth, experts working in ESA and national emergency offices need to know who should do

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