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NASA Experts Discuss Russia Meteor in Media Teleconference Today

NASA experts will hold a teleconference for news media at 1 p.m. PST (4 p.m. EST) today to discuss a meteor that streaked through the skies over Russia's Urals region this morning.
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Near-Earth Asteroid Makes Preview Appearance
Near-Earth Asteroid Makes Preview Appearance

Like trailers for the coming attraction, new images show asteroid 2012 DA14 on its way to a record-close approach to Earth on Feb. 15.
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Asteroids
NASA to Chronicle Close Earth Flyby of Asteroid

NASA Television will provide commentary starting at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST) on Friday, Feb. 15, during the close, but safe, flyby of a small near-Earth asteroid named 2012 DA14.
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New NASA Mission to Help Us Better Estimate Asteroid Impact Hazard
New NASA Mission to Help Us Better Estimate Asteroid Impact Hazard

NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, and Regolith Explorer) will make the most precise measurements of the Yarkovsky effect to date by visiting a PHA called "1999 RQ36" or just "RQ36."
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Deep Impact (EPOXI)
NASA's Deep Impact Spacecraft Eyes Comet ISON

NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft has acquired its first images of comet C/2012 S1 (ISON).
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NASA to Host Feb. 7 Media Telecon on Asteroid Flyby
NASA to Host Feb. 7 Media Telecon on Asteroid Flyby

NASA will hold a media teleconference at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST), on Thursday, Feb. 7, to discuss an asteroid, 150 feet (45 meters) in diameter, that will pass close, but safely, by Earth on Feb. 15.
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Asteroids
Small Asteroid to Whiz Past Earth Safely

The small near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass very close to Earth on February 15, so close that it will pass inside the ring of geosynchronous weather and communications satellites.
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Asteroid Deflection Mission Seeks Smashing Ideas
Asteroid Deflection Mission Seeks Smashing Ideas

ESA is appealing for research ideas to help guide the development of a US-European asteroid deflection mission now under study.
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New Horizons
New Horizons Gets a New Year's Workout

Like many of us, New Horizons is starting the new year with a workout regimen. After six months of cruising quietly through the outer solar system, NASA's Pluto-bound spacecraft came out of hibernation last weekend for three weeks of activity.
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NASA Rules Out Earth Impact in 2036 for Asteroid Apophis
NASA Rules Out Earth Impact in 2036 for Asteroid Apophis

NASA scientists at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., effectively have ruled out the possibility the asteroid Aphophis will impact Earth during a close flyby in 2036.
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