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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 ...

dateNov 10, 2011 in Space Exploration
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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 ...

dateNov 07, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Amateur skywatchers help space hazards team

For the first time, observations coordinated by ESA's space hazards team have found an asteroid that comes close enough to Earth to pose an impact threat. The space rock was found by amateur astronomers, highlighting ...

dateOct 13, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Amino acid alphabet soup

All life on Earth relies on a standard set of 20 amino acids to build the proteins that carry out life's essential actions. But did it have to be this way?

dateAug 19, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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