Meteorite not responsible for killing man in India: NASA

NASA on Wednesday said it was unlikely a meteorite was responsible for killing a man at a college campus in India last week, as local scientists continued to examine the mysterious object recovered from the scene. Authorities in southern Tamil

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James Webb Space Telescope to Offer Better View of Near Earth Objects

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will allow scientists to better study and understand Near Earth Objects (NEOs), a new paper by a Planetary Science Institute researcher said. NEOs, asteroids and comets whose orbits bring them close to the Earth’s orbit,

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Inside Rosetta’s comet

There are no large caverns inside Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. ESA’s Rosetta mission has made measurements that clearly demonstrate this, solving a long-standing mystery. Comets are the icy remnants left over from the formation of the planets 4.6 billion years ago. A

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New study challenges Jupiter’s role as planetary shield, protecting Earth from comet impacts

Not only is the “Jupiter as shield” concept, implying that the planet shields Earth from comet impacts, not true, but perhaps Jupiter’s most important role in fostering the development of life on Earth was just the opposite – delivering the

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Small Asteroid to Pass Close to Earth March 5

A small asteroid that two years ago flew past Earth at a comfortable distance of about 1.3 million miles (2 million kilometers) will safely fly by our planet again in a few weeks, though this time it may be much

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NASA tests solar sail deployment for asteroid-surveying CubeSat NEA Scout

Progress continues on the journey to Mars as NASA plans to send astronauts deeper into space than ever before, including to an asteroid and ultimately to the surface of Mars. Before humans embark on the journey, the agency will survey

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New ‘Planet 9’ May Be Next to Join Our Solar System

Michael Brown doesn’t care how much you love Pluto. He loves it too, but that didn’t stop him from leading the charge in 2006 to strip it of its “planet” designation and bust it down to a mere dwarf planet.

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No, the Asteroid Apophis STILL Won’t Hit Us in 2036 – By Phil Plait

  We are safe from an Apophilypse. Wait, what? People are still fearmongering about Apophis? Seriously? OK, let’s start this off with the conclusion: Like the title says, the asteroid Apophis is not going to hit us in 2036. In

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NASA Office to Coordinate Asteroid Detection, Hazard Mitigation

NASA has formalized its ongoing program for detecting and tracking near-Earth objects (NEOs) as the Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO). The office remains within NASA’s Planetary Science Division, in the agency’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. The office will be

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Giant comets could pose danger to life on Earth

Royal Astronomical Society press release (On behalf of Armagh Observatory and the University of Buckingham) A team of astronomers from Armagh Observatory and the University of Buckingham report that the discovery of hundreds of giant comets in the outer planetary system

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