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Big Asteroid With Its Own Moon Flies by Earth

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May 31, 2013
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An asteroid the size of Vancouver's Stanley Park, and which has its own moon, zipped past the Earth today, NASA says.


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Space Research Hotline to the Moon

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Deutsche Welle (Jan. 7, 2013) — Despite funding being scarce, Europe still has grand plans to make it to the Moon and Mars. The first goal is to build an outpost on the Moon to facilitate further trips into space. But such a station would have to be contactable at all times. Space researchers in Stuttgart are working out how to set up a sustained radio connection. They hope to position communication satellites at a spot between the Moon and the Earth where the gravitational forces of the two celestial bodies balance out.
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What's Up for October 2013

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NASA (Sep. 30, 2013) — Jane Houston Jones: What's Up for October. Juno's Earth flyby, International Observe the Moon Night and how to view the moon's far side. Hello and welcome. I'm Jane Houston Jones from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Jones: On October 9 at 3:21 p.m. Eastern time, or 19:21 Universal Coordinated Time, NASA's Juno spacecraft performs a close flyby of Earth. At closest approach, Juno will come to within 347 miles or 559 kilometers of our planet's surface.
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