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Killer nuclear-level asteroids from space — but help is at hand

Seattle - How often do asteroids hit Earth? You may suppose such events occur more often in movies than real life, but you’d be wrong. This week, three astronauts revealed that Earth’s been pummelled 26 times by asteroids since the turn of the millennium.

NASA's asteroid sample mission gets go-ahead

Littleton - An innovative NASA space mission with the ambitious aim of collecting samples from an asteroid in 2018 was given the green light, Wednesday.

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.

Hubble captures pictures of bizarre X-shaped object

Washington - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the first snapshots of a suspected asteroid collision - the images show a bizarre X-shaped object at the head of a comet-like trail of material.
 

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The solar system takes 1 cosmic year lasting about 225-250 million years to orbit the Milky Way s ga...
The solar system takes 1 cosmic year lasting about 225-250 million years to orbit the Milky Way's galactic centre but during that time it oscillates above and below the galactic plane every 32 million years or so.
Physics 7, 41 (2014) | DOI: 10.1103/Physics.7.41
The Hubble telescope captured this image of P/2010 A2
The Hubble telescope captured this image of P/2010 A2
NASA, D. Jewitt- UCLA

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