An ambitious plan to capture a potentially dangerous asteroid and safely relocate it was the focus of a Southland visit by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Thursday.
In the 1998 blockbuster hit “Armageddon”, a gigantic asteroid on a collision course with Earth was just science fiction.
A football-sized space rock is set to pass safely by the Earth on Friday.
NASA officials were expected to discuss an near-Earth flyby of an asteroid that will pass closely – but safely – next week.
Santa Monica-based Deep Space Industries is working toward the world’s first fleet of commercial asteroid-prospecting spacecraft by 2015.
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has been a fervent photographer, snapping more than 10,000 pictures of the asteroid Vesta since it slipped into orbit around the giant space rock last summer.
A massive asteroid is expected to make a fly-by of our planet Tuesday, but NASA experts warn there is no chance of any impact with the Earth.
Scientists are getting a closer look at what appears to be a “groovy” asteroid passing through our solar system.
NASA says its Dawn spacecraft is preparing to study the massive asteroid Vesta after being captured into its orbit during the weekend.
Whew, that was close. An asteroid the size of a tour bus streaked harmlessly past Earth on Monday, passing within 7,600 miles.
NASA says a newly discovered asteroid will have a close encounter with Earth on Monday, but there’s no need to worry.
Astronomers have discovered water in the form of ice on a second asteroid, suggesting the life-essential ingredient is more common than believed.
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