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Asteroid That Probably Caused the Tunguska 1908 Explosion Could Still Orbit the Sun
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Asteroid That Probably Caused the Tunguska 1908 Explosion Could Still Orbit the Sun

New research attributes the absence of debris from the asteroid that may have caused the large 1908 explosion over Tunguska…
Watch the Video of a Spacecraft Landing on an Asteroid 300 Million Kilometers Away
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Watch the Video of a Spacecraft Landing on an Asteroid 300 Million Kilometers Away

An asteroid measuring approximately one kilometer in diameter called Ryugu (officially designated 162173 Ryugu) was visited by a spacecraft from…
A Bus-Sized Asteroid No One Saw Coming Got Too Close For Comfort
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A Bus-Sized Asteroid No One Saw Coming Got Too Close For Comfort

No one saw the bus-sized asteroid (2020 JJ) coming until it flew just past us, some 4,350 miles (7,000 kilometers)…
Potentially Hazardous Asteroid To Safely Pass Earth on Wednesday
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Potentially Hazardous Asteroid To Safely Pass Earth on Wednesday

An asteroid that appears to be wearing a protective mask as it travels across the solar system is set to…
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Takes Close-Up Video Of Asteroid Bennu 100 Million Kilometers Away
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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Takes Close-Up Video Of Asteroid Bennu 100 Million Kilometers Away

NASA has released images (vide) of its first flyby test of the sample collection event on asteroid Bennu, an asteroid…
A 4-Kilometer-Wide Asteroid Will Zoom Past Earth in April 2020
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A 4-Kilometer-Wide Asteroid Will Zoom Past Earth in April 2020

There’s a massive asteroid heading our way, and it will get here in April 2020. Luckily for us, the asteroid…
Japan Bombed An Asteroid 300 Million Kilometers Away, Here’s What They Found
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Japan Bombed An Asteroid 300 Million Kilometers Away, Here’s What They Found

The Japanese national Space Agency (JAXA) made its Hayabusa-2 spacecraft—in orbit around Ryugu—bomb the asteroid orbiting the sun at around…
One of the Brightest and Largest Potentially Hazardous Asteroids to Pass Safely Past Earth
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One of the Brightest and Largest Potentially Hazardous Asteroids to Pass Safely Past Earth

No, the asteroid will not impact Earth and presents no direct threat to mankind. The asteroid which is believed to…
Cosmic Mystery: Scientists Search for “Extraterrestrial Matter” Hoping to Solve Tunguska Explosion
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Cosmic Mystery: Scientists Search for “Extraterrestrial Matter” Hoping to Solve Tunguska Explosion

In 1908, a never-before-seen explosion took place in Tunguska, present-day Russia, believed to have been caused by the disintegration of…
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