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TopFinds: Russell Brand-BBC interview goes viral, asteroid scare

Watch how actor Russell Brand handles an interview with a BBC presenter. An asteroid nearly missed hitting Earth. Read about a blind Digital Journalist who doesn't let his disability crush his dreams. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.
In the Media by David Silverberg

Asteroid narrowly misses the Earth

Houston - An asteroid has "narrowly" missed the planet, coming within 4.2 million miles. The incident happened in September but has only now been announced due to the U.S. government shutdown.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 6 comments

NASA wants you to help find killer-asteroids

In a move that might one day save the world, if not bring out the best minds in amateur science, NASA put out a call to citizens and space geeks everywhere today: if you have ideas on how to locate or destroy killer-asteroids, we want to hear from you.
In the Media by Jordan Howell - 3 comments

Live Stream: Asteroid 1998 QE2 with its own moon passes Earth

A massive asteroid 1998 QE2 about 1.7 km wide will sail past Earth today Friday, May 31, at 4:30 p.m. EDT (2030 GMT), making its closest approach for at least two centuries. Astronomers have assured there is no chance that the asteroid will hit the Earth.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 3 comments

Moon craters may hold asteroid and Earth material

A new study has found that the Moon's impact craters may contain remnants of asteroids that created them, suggesting that further studies need be done to determine the composition of the lunar surface due to contamination by material from asteroids.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Fireball lights the sky over concert in Salta, Argentina (video)

Salta - As the folk music band "Los Tekis" performed at an outdoor venue, a suspected meteor lit up the night sky early on Sunday in Salta, Argentina. Just as they finished their song, the sky lit up like day.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

NASA to get $100 million to capture asteroid, place in Moon orbit

Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) said Friday that NASA will likely get $100 million to start the first phase of a project to use a robotic spaceship to capture and tow a small asteroid to a stable orbit around the Moon for research and exploration purposes.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 5 comments

Asteroid deflection mission AIDA set for impact in 2022

European and US scientists involved in the Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment (AIDA) mission say they are making progress with a planned mission to learn how to deflect asteroids threatening Earth by crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid in 2022.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Asteroid 2013 ET zooms past Earth this weekend

A newly discovered asteroid about 330 feet wide will pass close to Earth this weekend astronomers say. Asteroid 2013 ET will pass Earth at a distance of 600,000 miles (960,000 kilometers) on Saturday, March 9.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 3 comments

How a spot of re-decoration might avert an asteroid collision

A theoretical solution using a coat of paint could prevent a future near-Earth asteroid attack, according to a student whose novel solution won a 2012 ‘Move an Asteroid’ technical paper competition.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment
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NASA s Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on July 17  2011. It was taken fr...
NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on July 17, 2011. It was taken from a distance of about 9,500 miles (15,000 kilometers) away from the protoplanet Vesta. Each pixel in the image corresponds to roughly 0.88 miles (1.4 kilometers).

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