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Radar Captures Video of Asteroid Toutatis over 4.4 Million Miles away

                Asteroid Toutatis image captured December 12, 2012 NASA captured this image when the Asteroid was 4.4 million miles from Earth. This 64-frame…

Video of Meteor over California 10/19/12

Security Camera video of Meteor as it breaks up over San Jose California Meteor video captured breaking up over San Jose’s/ The city skyline by a security camera at the…

WISE Telescope adds color to Jupiter Asteroids

Wide-field Infrared Explorer  reveals that the Jovian Trojans asteroids are uniformly dark with a hint of burgundy color, and have matte surfaces that reflect little sunlight. There is a group…

Asteroid That Flew By Is Larger Then We Thought.

The Asteroid we talked about last week, 2012 LZ1, came within 3.3 million miles of the earth on June 14. The flyby did allow astronomers to train the planetary radar system at the Arecibo Observatory on…

Slooh Space Camera

Asteroid Flies by Earth Today(6/14/12)!

Today, 6/14/12, A asteroid the size of a city block will fly by the earth. The astrtoid is named 2012 LZ1. Astrinomers estimate it is about 1,650 feet, or 500…

New Surface Features Seen on Giant Asteroid Vesta

WASHINGTON — NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has revealed unexpected details on the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta. New images and data highlight the diversity of Vesta’s surface and reveal unusual…

Portrait of a Doomed Asteroid

Source NASA – A new study provides a possible explanation of mysterious X-ray flares detected by the Chandra K-ray Observatory for several years in the region of Sagittarius A*, or…

JAXA HAYABUSA asteroid sample return analysis beginning

Source (JAXA) – HAYABUSA is a space science mission launched in 2003 by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA. The challenge assigned to the mission was to explore an asteroid and…