near-earth objects - updates

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Big asteroid that skimmed Earth has its own moon – NASA

Jan 28, 2015 - 10:35 AM

The odd couple of 2004 BL86 and its moon will not come this way again for another two centuries astronomers say

Asteroid 2004 BL86, which safely flew past Earth on Jan. 26, 2015.  NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA asteroid defense program falls short – audit

Sep 16, 2014 - 7:20 AM

Just 1 million of the program s 40 million annual budget is spent on strategies to deflect an incoming asteroid or evacuate areas in danger of impact

The NASA logo is displayed on a wall outside the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas 20 March 2007. EPA/Aaron M. Sprecher

Asteroid makes close pass by Earth

Mar 06, 2014 - 8:19 AM

Coined 2014 DX110 the asteroid became part of a rare class of objects that comes nearer to Earth than the moon

CLOSE SHAVE. This image shows the relative locations of asteroid 2014 DX110 and Earth on March 4, 2014. Image courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA identifies 3 potential asteroids for capture

Sep 12, 2013 - 2:11 PM

The US space agency has narrowed its hunt for an asteroid to capture to three NASA said Wednesday

ASTEROID CAPTURE. This conceptual image shows NASA’s Orion spacecraft approaching the robotic asteroid capture vehicle. NASA illustration