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NASA Hosts News and Social Media Events Around This Week's Asteroid Pass

NASA is inviting members of the media and public to participate in online and televised events May 30 to 31 with NASA officials and experts discussing the agency's asteroid initiative and the Earth flyby of the 1.7-mile-long asteroid 1998 QE2.
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NASA Hosts News and Social Media Events Around This Week's Asteroid Pass
NASA Hosts News and Social Media Events Around This Week's Asteroid Pass

NASA is inviting members of the media and public to participate in online and television events May 30-31 with NASA officials and experts discussing the agency's asteroid initiative and the Earth flyby of the 1.7-mile-long asteroid 1998 QE2.
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NASA Administrator Visits JPL, Talks Asteroids
NASA Administrator Visits JPL, Talks Asteroids

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden met with members of the asteroid initiative team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., today
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New Horizons
The PI's Perspective: Encounter Planning Accelerates

But to be still more prudent, we're also implementing plans during the final weeks of approach in summer 2015 for New Horizons itself to search for hazards that we can't see from Hubble or Earth-based telescopes.
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NASA's Asteroid Sample Return Mission Moves into Development
NASA's Asteroid Sample Return Mission Moves into Development

NASA's first mission to sample an asteroid is moving ahead into development and testing in preparation for its launch in 2016.
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Asteroids
Asteroid 1998 QE2 to Sail Past Earth Nine Times Larger Than Cruise Ship

Asteroid 1998 QE2 will get no closer than about 3.6 million miles at time of closest approach on May 31 at 1:59 p.m. Pacific (4:59 p.m. Eastern).
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After Chelyabinsk: European Experts Assess Asteroid Options
After Chelyabinsk: European Experts Assess Asteroid Options

In February, a speeding asteroid slammed into our atmosphere and exploded high over Russia's Ural region, injuring hundreds and causing millions of euros of damage. What should we do if we have a similar -- or even bigger -- strike in the future?
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OSIRIS-REx
NASA Spacecraft Will Visit Asteroid with New Name

An asteroid that will be explored by a NASA spacecraft has a new name, thanks to a third-grade student in North Carolina.
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Dawn
Dawn Journal

Nearly three times as far from Earth as the sun is, the Dawn spacecraft is making very good progress on its ambitious trek from Vesta to Ceres.
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Cassini
NASA Probe Observes Meteors Colliding With Saturn's Rings

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has provided the first direct evidence of small meteoroids breaking into streams of rubble and crashing into Saturn's rings.
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