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Bus-sized asteroid shaves by Earth

An asteroid about the size of a bus shaved by Earth on Friday in what spacewatchers described as a "near-miss," though experts were not concerned about the possibility of an impact.

dateJan 28, 2012 in Space Exploration
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NASA scientist: No Doomsday in 2012

According to NASA scientist David Morrison, the widespread Internet rumor that the world will end in 2012 due to some astronomical event is a hoax. Dr. Morrison attributes the hype to 'cosmophobia' fueled ...

dateOct 20, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Manned vs. Unmanned Space Exploration (Part 2)

Watching the Apollo landings on the moon as a child I could hardly have imagined I was seeing the end of an era – that of manned exploration of space. Shuttle trips to low earth orbit not withstanding; the ...

dateNov 25, 2005 in feature
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NGC 2392: A beautiful end to a star's life

(Phys.org) —Stars like the Sun can become remarkably photogenic at the end of their life. A good example is NGC 2392, which is located about 4,200 light years from Earth. NGC 2392, (nicknamed the "Eskimo ...

dateJul 11, 2013 in Astronomy
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Tenth Planet Has a Moon

Scientists are over the moon at the W.M. Keck Observatory and the California Institute of Technology over a new discovery of a satellite orbiting the Solar System's 10th planet (2003 UB313). The newly discovered moon orbits ...

dateOct 03, 2005 in
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