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Near-Earth Asteroid Sets Off Alert, Turns Out to Be Two Asteroids Hanging Out Together

An asteroid that whizzed within 3 million miles of Earth last week turned out to be two objects in a binary system, according to new observations.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, Earth, Asteroids, Arecibo, Potentially Hazardous Asteroids


NASA Accidentally Destroys NYC in Attempt to Save Denver (Thankfully It Was Just a Simulation)

If you really want to prepare for an asteroid impact, you might as well simulate some of the worst possible outcomes—like an asteroid blasting into the heart of New York City.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, Esa, Fema, Asteroids, New York City Read, Planetary Defense, Potentially Hazardous Asteroids


It's Hard to Believe How Close This Asteroid Is Going to Get to Earth

While space agencies simulate an asteroid impact this week at the 2019 Planetary Defense Conference, there’s a real asteroid they’re monitoring that will make a close appearance in just 10 years.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, Earth, Asteroids, Apophis, Potentially Hazardous Asteroids


NASA and FEMA Will Simulate an Impending Asteroid Strike Next Week

NASA, FEMA, and other national and international agencies are once again gearing up for a hypothetical asteroid impact preparedness scenario. They hope to learn the best strategies for responding to a potential strike, starting from the moment a threatening asteroid is first detected by astronomers.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, Fema, Asteroids, Space Policy, Potentially Hazardous Asteroids, NASA FEMA


Astronomers Around the World Are Training in Case a Giant Asteroid Threatens Earth

On October 12, 2017, a 20-meter asteroid passed just 50,000 kilometers (31,000 miles) from Earth. For weeks, dozens of astronomers from labs around the world mobilized, measuring everything they could about the asteroid in preparation for an impact.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Earth, Physics, Asteroids, Astrophysics, Impact, Arecibo, Potentially Hazardous Asteroids, Impact Event


America Isn't Ready to Handle a Catastrophic Asteroid Impact, New Report Warns

We’ve long said that humans generally worry about the wrong asteroids. Tabloids love to publish headlines about “potentially hazardous asteroids,” a category created by NASA that can be a bit misleading. The truly worrisome rocks are the smaller ones that we aren’t tracking. Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, America, Nasa, Asteroids, Astrophysics, Potentially Hazardous Asteroids


Small Asteroid Strikes Africa Just Hours After It Was Spotted

A meteor lit up the sky over Botswana, Africa, early Saturday evening. Scientists discovered the six-foot-wide asteroid just hours before it reached Earth.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Nasa, Physics, Meteorites, Asteroids, Astrophysics, Botswana Africa, Potentially Hazardous Asteroids


Weekend Asteroid Flyby Confirms We're Worrying About the Wrong Space Rocks

An asteroid approximately the size of a football field flew close by Earth only a day after it was first spotted this weekend. This near miss is a perfect example of an argument I’ve been making for some time: These are the asteroids we should worry about, not the so-called potentially hazardous rocks being tracked by…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, Asteroids, Potentially Hazardous Asteroids