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Football Field-Sized Asteroid to Pass Earth Saturday

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March 8, 2013
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Football field-sized asteroid 2013 ET will pass close by - but scientists say there's no chance of a strike.


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Reuters (Mar. 9, 2013) — A newly discovered asteroid the size of a football field passed Earth on Saturday, at a distance about 2.5 times the space between Earth and the Moon.
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This Week @ NASA, February 15, 2013

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NASA (Feb. 15, 2013) — It may have been small, appearing so even in the best optical telescopes on Earth, but the flyby of asteroid 2012 DA14 was anything but a minor event to astronomers. Never feared as a threat to anyone or anything on or around our planet, DA14, about the size of half a football field, did come within 17-thousand miles of Earth, about 5-thousand miles close than many of our satellites in geosynchronous orbit. And that gave astronomers and scientists something to see and learn about, relatively up close.
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Whale Sized Asteroid to Make Close Pass by Earth

Whale Sized Asteroid to Make Close Pass by Earth

Buzz60 (Sep. 5, 2014) — We're safe for now, but asteroid 2014 RC is set to make a very close pass by Earth, coming about the circumference of Earth, or just 25,000 miles away. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains what could happen it it were to hit us. Video provided by Buzz60
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NASA's Asteroid Capture Mission Is Difficult

NASA's Asteroid Capture Mission Is Difficult

Buzz60 (June 19, 2013) — NASA's plan to capture an asteroid and park it near the moon for research is hitting a snag. The agency says it is difficult finding an asteroid of the correct proportions to grab.
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