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Nuclear-Level Asteroids Might Be More Common Than We Realize

April 23, 2014
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The B612 Foundation says asteroids strike Earth much more often than previously thought, and are hoping to build an early warning system. Video provided by Newsy

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NASA 360: Stories of the Solar System: Comets and Asteroids

NASA 360: Stories of the Solar System: Comets and Asteroids

NASA (July 15, 2013) — Caleb: If you want to look back in time to the beginning of our solar system, look no further than comets and asteroids. Molly: These solar system time capsules have been giving away secrets of not only how our solar system formed, but also the planets that call it home. Dr. Paul Chodas: What are the materials that form the solar system? What did it look like originally? Lindley Johnson: Asteroids and comets are the leftover material that made up the solar system.
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NASA 360: Stories of the Solar System: Venus

NASA 360: Stories of the Solar System: Venus

NASA (July 11, 2013) — Caleb: A look back at 50 years of solar system exploration. We're all used to seeing incredible images from our cosmic backyard: neighboring planets, their moons, comets, and asteroids. Molly: But it wasn't that long ago that places like these were nothing more than points of light through a telescope. Caleb: So how did we get from there to here? Well, it wasn't easy.
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This Week @ NASA, June 20, 2014

This Week @ NASA, June 20, 2014

NASA (June 20, 2014) — Orion spacecraft taking shape, Hunting for asteroids, Russian spacewalk, and more... Video provided by NASA
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United Nations Developing Asteroid Defense Plan

United Nations Developing Asteroid Defense Plan

Newsy (Oct. 28, 2013) — The United Nations is developing a plan to keep hazardous asteroids from hitting Earth.
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