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Asteroid 2011 AG5 - A reality check

(PhysOrg.com) -- Asteroid 2011 AG5 has been receiving a lot of attention lately because of a very unlikely scenario which would place it on an Earth-interception course 28 years from now.  Here is a scientific ...

Feb 29, 2012
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The fireballs of February

In the middle of the night on February 13th, something disturbed the animal population of rural Portal, Georgia. Cows started mooing anxiously and local dogs howled at the sky. The cause of the commotion was ...

Feb 23, 2012
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Every way devised to deflect an asteroid

With asteroid 2005 YU55 passing close by Earth yesterday, this rather unsettlingly near flyby has many people wondering if we would be able to divert an asteroid that was heading for an intersection with Earth ...

Nov 10, 2011
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Close encounter of the rocky kind

(PhysOrg.com) -- Discovered by a UA astronomer six years ago, a city-block sized space rock will race past the Earth closer than the moon in what will be the closest encounter of an object of this size in ...

Nov 07, 2011
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