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  1. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa lays out wild plan to corral asteroid

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Washington US agency asks Congress to fund audacious US$2.6b mission to capture small asteroid and drag it to a place where astronauts can visit it Nasa makes wild pitch to corral space rock It has been a while since Nasa has been known as a place for space cowboys. But the nickname could make a comeback if the US space agency can pull off a new mission ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1208687/nasa-lays-out-wild-plan-corral-asteroid
  2. News - World - SPACE

    Asteroid to whizz past Earth today

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 05:42pm by Agence France Presse

    ... Agence France Presse Nasa is keeping close tabs on a sizable asteroid set to whizz past our planet in what the US space agency says is the closest fly-by ever predicted for such a large ... time on Saturday, Nasa said. “This distance is well away from Earth and the swarm of low Earth-orbiting satellites, including the International Space Station,” it said in a statement on its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1151022/asteroid-whizz-past-earth-today
  3. News - World - SCIENCE

    Asteroid to narrowly miss Earth, scientists say

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 09:49am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Hold on to your hats: an asteroid will zoom within spitting distance of Earth next week, in what Nasa said on Thursday is the closest flyby every ... the US Space Agency said. That’s outside the Earth’s atmosphere, but closer than the orbit of most weather and communications satellites. However, despite the close shave, Nasa said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1145891/asteroid-narrowly-miss-earth-scientists-say
  4. News - World

    Astronomers and amateurs brace for a year of comets and close asteroids

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... but the risk was lowered after more observations. Even so, for April 13, 2036, "there is still a tiny chance of an impact," says Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which puts the risk at about one in 250,000. Seeking clues, Nasa's deep-space radars at Goldstone, in California's Mojave desert, and at Arecibo in Puerto Rico will be scanning Apophis, which on January ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1121599/astronomers-and-amateurs-brace-year-comets-and-close-asteroids
  5. News - World - SPACE

    Wary earthlings watch sky in meteor's wake

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... The meteor that streaked across the Russian sky startled scientists worldwide, and prompted calls for greater vigilance to combat risks from the heavens. Scientists at the US space agency Nasa ... the other direction. "There is no relation there," said Nasa scientist Dr Paul Chodas. "We would expect an event of this magnitude to occur once every 100 years on average." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1151959/wary-earthlings-watch-sky-meteors-wake
  6. Award honours the find of a universal lifetime

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of a rather large population of objects,' she said. More remains to be seen. Nasa launched the New Horizons mission in 2006 to Pluto and the Kuiper belt- the first time a spacecraft has been sent ... It is cruising towards Pluto now and connects to Nasa occasionally for technical checks. For Jewitt, the discovery was the highlight of a vocation that he has pursued since childhood. For Luu, though, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003556/award-honours-find-universal-lifetime

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