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Celestial flybys set to thrill

Astronomers are gearing up for thrills this year when Earth gets buzzed by two rogue asteroids and two comets, including a wanderer last seen by the forerunners of mankind.

dateJan 06, 2013 in Space Exploration
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NASA radar images asteroid 2007 PA8

(—Scientists working with NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif., have obtained several radar images depicting near-Earth asteroid 2007 PA8. The images were generated from ...

dateNov 06, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Scientists Make Oxygen Out of Moon Rock

( -- If humans ever create a lunar base, one of the biggest challenges will be figuring out how to breathe. Transporting oxygen to the moon is extremely expensive, so for the past several years NASA has been looking ...

dateAug 11, 2009 in Space Exploration weblog
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Q&A: Comet ISON

( —Don Yeomans, a senior research scientist at JPL, keeps a watchful eye on near-Earth objects—asteroids, comets and other space rocks. Yeomans heads a group charged by NASA to watch for objects whose orbits ...

dateNov 26, 2013 in Space Exploration
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