Bay Area Scientists Craft Plan To Defend Earth From Killer AsteroidsScientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are testing meteorites with lasers to develop a strategy to divert deep-space asteroids before they impact earth.
Study: Dinosaurs In Decline Long Before Killer Asteroid HitDinosaurs were in decline long before an asteroid strike polished them off about 66 million years ago, a study says.
Amateur Videos Show Jupiter Getting Smacked By A Cosmic RockIt looks like Jupiter got smacked by a cosmic rock this month and more than one amateur astronomer actually caught it on video.
100-Foot Asteroid Will Make A Close Encounter With Earth In March
Leonids Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight -- When To WatchThe Leonids shower could produce several displays of activity with up to 15 meteors per hour.
'Great Pumpkin' Asteroid Hurtling Past Earth On HalloweenAn asteroid the size of the Empire State Building is preparing to zip past Earth on Halloween giving scientists at NASA something besides candy to gorge on.
Halley's Comet 'Eta Aquarids' Meteor Shower Peaks Overnight, Best Viewing Wednesday Morning Before DawnHalley's Comet may be on the other side of the solar system, but debris from its trail hit Earth every May as the planet passes through its orbit, and the best viewing of the "Eta Aquarid" meteor shower will be just before dawn on Wednesday May 6th, 2015.
Giant 'Potentially Hazardous' Asteroid Hurtling Toward EarthAn asteroid over half a mile wide is set to soar past Earth on Friday, but astronomers say earthlings have nothing to worry about.
NASA Reveals Plan To Redirect Asteroid Chunk Into Moon's OrbitNASA revealed its plans Wednesday to fly robotic spacecraft to asteroids by the end of the decade.
Did You See The Meteor? Brilliant Chrome, Red, Green Fireball Blazes Through Bay Area Skies SaturdayWhat appears to be a meteor blazed over the North Bay midday Saturday creating a frenzy of excited tweets and blog posts, and triggering calls to 9-1-1 dispatchers reporting what looked like a possible aircraft going down.
HOW & WHEN: Watch A Giant Asteroid Glide Past Earth Jan. 26With an asteroid a third of a mile wide set to soar past Earth Jan. 26, scientists and amateur astronomers alike will be looking up.
Giant Asteroid Headed Toward Earth Will Be Visible With BinocularsAn asteroid a third of a mile wide is poised to soar past the Earth on Jan. 26 -- the closest any known space rock this size is expected to fly by until 2027.

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