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VIDEO: Asteroid That Whizzed by Earth Has its Own Moon

As an asteroid up to 1,800 feet across made its closest approach to Earth Monday, NASA scientists noticed it brought something else along.

01/27/2015

A United Nations panel wants to set up an early warning system to track and deflect potentially dangerous Near-Earth Objects. (NASA/Newsmakers)

Asteroid 1,800 Feet Across to Whip Past Earth on Monday

An asteroid up to 1,800 feet across is headed Earth’s way. But don’t worry: It will miss us by 745,000 miles, about three times the distance between Earth and the moon.

01/21/2015

Scientists say the risk of a meteor strike is seven times greater than they believed before the Chelyabinsk strike in February. (OLEG KARGOPOLOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Russian Fireball Shows Risk Of Meteor Strike Bigger Than Believed

Scientists studying the terrifying meteor that exploded without warning over a Russian city last winter say the threat of space rocks smashing into Earth is bigger than they thought.

11/07/2013

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Asteroid Buzzes, Misses Earth — Unlike Meteor

The world is safe — at least from one asteroid. A 150-foot cosmic rock hurtled safely past Earth on Friday.

02/15/2013

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150-Foot Asteroid Will Buzz Earth, No Need to Duck

A 150-foot-wide asteroid will come remarkably close to Earth next week, even closer than high-flying communication and weather satellites.

02/08/2013

Archive image of asteroid. (credit: NASA/Newsmakers)

Asteroid Named For Gay Rights Pioneer Frank Kameny

A Canadian amateur astronomer has named an asteroid he discovered after U.S. gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny, who died last year in Washington.

07/10/2012

File photo of gay rights activist Frank Kameny (right) standing next to President Barack Obama in June 2009. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Asteroid Named For Gay Rights Pioneer Frank Kameny

A Canadian amateur astronomer who discovered several asteroids has named one after gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny who died last year in Washington.

07/10/2012

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