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NASA Releases Radar Movie of Asteroid 2005 YU55

Scientists working with the 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif., have generated a short movie clip of asteroid 2005 YU55.
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The PI's Perspective: Is the Pluto System Dangerous?
The PI's Perspective: Is the Pluto System Dangerous?

The New Horizons team plans to look harder to ensure that we don't run into something that could damage or destroy New Horizons.
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NASA Captures New Images of Large Asteroid Passing Earth
NASA Captures New Images of Large Asteroid Passing Earth

NASA's Deep Space Network antenna in Goldstone, Calif. has captured new radar images of Asteroid 2005 YU55 passing close to Earth
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Close Encounter of the Rocky Kind
Close Encounter of the Rocky Kind

Discovered by a UA astronomer six years ago, a city-block sized space rock will race past the Earth closer than the moon in what will be the closest encounter of an object of this size in more than 60 years.
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NASA in Final Preparations for Nov. 8 Asteroid Flyby
NASA in Final Preparations for Nov. 8 Asteroid Flyby

Scientists are treating the flyby of the 1,300-foot-wide (400-m) asteroid as a science target of opportunity -- allowing instruments on "spacecraft Earth" to scan it during the close pass.
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NASA Says Comet Elenin Gone and Should Be Forgotten
On the Path to Pluto: New Horizons App Now Available
On the Path to Pluto: New Horizons App Now Available

The team behind NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt has launched a free app that takes iPhone and iPad users along on this historic voyage to the planetary frontier.
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NASA's Dawn Science Team Presents Early Science Results
NASA's Dawn Science Team Presents Early Science Results

Scientists with NASA's Dawn mission are sharing with other scientists and the public their early information about the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta.
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New View of Vesta Mountain From NASA's Dawn Mission
New View of Vesta Mountain From NASA's Dawn Mission

A new image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a mountain three times as high as Mt. Everest, amidst the topography in the south polar region of the giant asteroid Vesta.
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Space Observatory Provides Clues to Creation of Earth's Oceans
Space Observatory Provides Clues to Creation of Earth's Oceans

Astronomers have found a new cosmic source for the same kind of water that appeared on Earth billions of years ago and created the oceans. The findings may help explain how Earth's surface ended up covered in water.
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