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NASA Inspector Blasts Asteroid Protection Program

The space agency’s Inspector General warns the Near Earth Objects program needs to be better organized and managed, with a bigger staff.

CBS Tampa–09/15/2014

This graphic depicts the passage of asteroid 2014 RC past Earth on Sept. 7, 2014. At time of closest approach, the space rock will be about one-tenth the distance from Earth to the moon. Times indicated on the graphic are Universal Time. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

NASA: Asteroid Will Pass ‘Very Close’ To Earth On Sunday

NASA announced that a small asteroid will safely pass “very close” to Earth on Sept. 7.

CBS Tampa–09/04/2014

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

File photo of Asteroid 2103 TV135. (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

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