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Large Asteroid Passes Close to Earth

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 9:30 pm (UTC-5)
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An asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier has flown by Earth in the closest encounter by a massive space rock in more than 30 years. The asteroid, named 2005 YU55, came within about 325,000 kilometers of the planet Tuesday evening . The U.S. space agency, NASA, said there was no chance that the spherical […]

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First Close-up Pictures of Asteroid Fascinate and Baffle US Experts

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. scientists say the first close-up pictures of the massive asteroid called Vesta reveal a mysteriously diverse surface that they say will keep them busy studying for years. NASA’s Dawn space probe is on a year-long mission orbiting Vesta — the second-largest object in the solar system’s asteroid belt. Until now, scientists could only take […]

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