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Why a Rock From Another Solar System Has People Talking About Aliens

Why a Rock From Another Solar System Has People Talking About Aliens

The interstellar asteroid from another solar system known as ‘Oumuamua has people suspecting that it might have been sent by aliens.

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Nobody Freak out, but a Skull-Shaped Asteroid is About to Pass the Earth

Nobody Freak out, but a Skull-Shaped Asteroid is About to Pass the Earth

On November 11, Asteroid 2015 TB145, a skull-shaped asteroid that may be a dead comet is going to pass relatively near Earth.

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NASA and Others are About to Shoot an Asteroid

NASA and Others are About to Shoot an Asteroid

To test a new planetary defense system known as DART, NASA is planning to shoot an asteroid to see if its trajectory can be altered.

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NASA is targeting the asteroid belt, including a bizarre metal planet

NASA is targeting the asteroid belt, including a bizarre metal planet

A so-called metal planet called Psyche, made primarily of iron-nickel, has been selected as one of two new missions for NASA.

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Something just took a chunk out of one of the rings of Saturn

Something just took a chunk out of one of the rings of Saturn

The rings of Saturn look a little bit different after a passing vandal slammed into the them and knocked a piece of them out of alignment.

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NASA forms the coolest sounding department of all time: The Office of Planetary Protection

NASA forms the coolest sounding department of all time: The Office of Planetary Protection

NASA has created a new department known as The Office of Planetary Protection, designed to protect the planet from threats like asteroids.

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Ho-ho-holy crap, a massive asteroid is going to pass Earth on Christmas Eve

Ho-ho-holy crap, a massive asteroid is going to pass Earth on Christmas Eve

An asteroid is scheduled to fly by Earth on Christmas Eve. The roughly 1.25 miles large rock will pass at a comfortable distance of 6.7 million miles.

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NASA has a plan to save Earth from an asteroid, and Hollywood probably won’t like it

NASA has a plan to save Earth from an asteroid, and Hollywood probably won’t like it

NASA has a plan to slam a spacecraft into an asteroid, to see exactly how much force would be needed to save the Earth from an asteroid on a collision course.

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NASA wants you to explore the asteroid Vesta

NASA wants you to explore the asteroid Vesta

NASA releases Vesta Trek, a web-based application that allows you to take a close up look at the asteroid. Using a new program, you can Explore Vesta.

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A mountain sized asteroid will buzz by Earth tonight

A mountain sized asteroid will buzz by Earth tonight

Asteroid 2004 BL86 will buzz by Earth at a distance of 745,000 miles out, and can be seen using a telescope or binoculars.

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