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NASA outlines its plans to deal with a large asteroid impact

(NEW SCIENTIST) – 21 June, 2018.  By Chelsea Whyte.  The chances of a large asteroid ending up on a collision course with Earth are slim, but NASA is making plans for how

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NASA Will Visit A Metal-Rich Asteroid Worth ‘Quadrillions’

(HUFF POST) – In 2023 NASA will visit Psyche, an asteroid that if caught and returned to Earth would have the potential to change the world as we know it.

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Could We Stop An Asteroid? Feat. Bill Nye

From AsapSCIENCE, Nerd icon Bill Nye explains how we might deal with inbound big deadly space rocks.

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Asteroid Redirect Mission Robotic Trajectory and Crew Operations

(NASA) – This concept animation opens with a rendering of the mission’s spacecraft trajectory, rendezvous, and approach to asteroid 2008 EV5. Although the mission’s target asteroid won’t officially be selected

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Rocket Carrying NASA Asteroid Probe Blasts Off from Florida

(RTÉ News) – A NASA space probe has lifted off from the US en route to an asteroid where it will collect samples that will later be returned to Earth.

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NASA Asteroid Redirect Mission Completes Design Milestone

(SPACE DAILY) – Following a key program review, NASA approved the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) to proceed to the next phase of design and development for the mission’s robotic segment.

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NASA to Map the Surface of an Asteroid

(Phys.org) – NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will launch September 2016 and travel to a near-Earth asteroid known as Bennu to harvest a sample of surface material and return it to Earth

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Elite Team to Consider New Approaches to Asteroid Danger

(SPACE DAILY) – A six-week-long research accelerator, championed by NASA’s Office of the Chief Technologist and hosted at the SETI Institute, is engaging young researchers from around the world to

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Hundreds Of Events Worldwide Scheduled For Asteroid Day 2016

(SPACE DAILY) – What began as a passion of a handful of individuals, a musician, filmmaker, technologist, scientist and astronaut, has become a global movement by thousands to increase awareness

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Prepared for Mission to an Asteroid

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is revealed after its protective cover is removed inside the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at Kennedy Space Center, on May 21, 2016. OSIRIS-REx, targeted for a Sept.

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