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A recent view of asteroid 2014 HQ124 as seen from a telescope in Australia. (Image courtesy Slooh Community Observatory)

‘Beast’ Asteroid That Will Buzz By Earth Big Enough To Wipe Out A City

TAMPA (CBS Tampa) – “The Beast” is coming! That’s the nickname astronomers have given to an asteroid that will nearly sideswipe Earth this Sunday, reports Space.com. Near-Earth asteroid 2014 HQ124 will be a mere 777,000 miles […]

CBS Tampa–06/06/2014

NASA mission to capture an asteroid is just a prelude to a manned mission to Mars. (Getty Images)

NASA Chief: Ultimate Goal Is “Boots On The Ground On Mars”

Bolden says ambitious plan to capture an asteroid is just another step towards landing humans on the Red Planet.

CBS Tampa–03/28/2014

Artist interpretation of the rings around the remote asteroid Chariklo. (Credit: European Southern Observatory)

Icy Rings Discovered Around Asteroid

Astronomers stunned to find two icy rings around a non-planetary object.

CBS Tampa–03/27/2014

NASA image of the asteroid Eros taken from a 2000 space probe. (Getty Images)

NASA Offers Cash Rewards For Amateur Asteroid Hunters

Burgeoning astronomers can can help NASA track near Earth objects.

03/13/2014

Hubble image of the disintegrating asteroid P/2013 R3 from October 2013. (Photo credit: NASA, ESA, and D. Jewitt (UCLA))

Hubble Telescope Captures Shattering Asteroid

Astronomers have been watching the asteroid slowly break apart over the past year.

03/07/2014

File photo of  the NASA Vehicle Assembly Building.  (credit: oe Raedle/Getty Images)

Hubble Spots Strange Asteroid With 6 Tails Of Dust

The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a six-tailed asteroid in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Scientists say they’ve never seen anything like it. Incredibly, the comet-like tails change shape as the asteroid sheds dust. The streams have occurred over several months.

11/07/2013

Asteroid 2103 TV135 is unlikely to hit Earth when it returns in 2032. But astronomers will keep a close eye on it just in case. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Large Asteroid Just Missed Earth In Sept., Coming Back In 2032

Scientists say a large asteroid came near to Earth in September and will return in 2032.

10/19/2013

Astronomers say this asteroid could hit Earth on March 16th, 2880. (JPL/NASA)

Asteroid Could Be On Collision Course With Earth…In 2880

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – If some astronomers are right, humans might go the way of the dinosaurs in 866 years. Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory say an asteroid over half-a-mile wide could be […]

CBS Tampa–10/12/2013

The planet Venus appears close to the crescent Moon as Jupiter (R) appears nearby during a rare planetary alignment on December 1, 2008.  (credit: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Study: Life-Sustaining Planets May Exist Beyond Our Solar System

According to a recent study, scientist say planets in a solar system over 100 light years from Earth can sustain life.

10/12/2013

A team of NASA researchers believe that asteroids could be used to excavate and produce raw materials using industrial machinery in space. (Photo by ESA 2010 MPS for OSIRIS Team via Getty Images)

NASA Scientists Believe Raw Material Industry Possible On Asteroids

A team of NASA researchers believe that asteroids could be used to excavate and produce raw materials using industrial machinery in space.

06/01/2013

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