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#Asteroid

# asteroid - Friday 22 February, 2019

Japan probe lands 300 million km away in hunt for clues to origin of life

Meanwhile, Israel began a mission to make its first Moon landing.

# asteroid - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

An asteroid the size of your house will give Earth a close shave tomorrow morning

Asteroid TC4 will pass uncomfortably close to Earth just before 7am tomorrow morning according to Nasa.

# asteroid - Friday 1 September, 2017

Largest asteroid in over a century flies by Earth

Scientists had planned to study the asteroid up close when it passes.

# asteroid - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

A massive asteroid is going to come 'very close' to Earth today

Smaller asteroids whizz by Earth several times a week.

# asteroid - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth tomorrow Dark Side Of The Moon This post contains videos

Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth tomorrow

Nasa has said there is no chance the asteroid will hit us, but it will be “a very close approach”.

# asteroid - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Scientists find evidence of giant asteroid that would have triggered huge earthquakes and tsunamis

The asteroid hit Earth about 3.5 billion years ago.

# asteroid - Saturday 13 February, 2016

An asteroid is going to swoop uncomfortably close to Earth

Before you panic: no, it’s not going to hit us — though it’s going to come tantalisingly close.

# asteroid - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

From The Daily Edge A Cork man thinks a meteor is coming to kill us all after the Yes vote Mar Ref

A Cork man thinks a meteor is coming to kill us all after the Yes vote

There’s an asteroid on the way.

# asteroid - Friday 15 May, 2015

This Irish student just got an asteroid named after him

It’s thanks to his winning of a major SciFest prize.

# asteroid - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Video: An asteroid the size of a cruise ship passed over Ireland last night

But it was never going to hit earth, thankfully.

# asteroid - Monday 26 January, 2015

An asteroid the size of a mountain is passing us by right now

Don’t worry, it won’t crash into us.

# asteroid - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Did you see the 'giant fireball' over the east of the country last night?

It could be part of an asteroid – burning up in the atmosphere. And it could spark a meteorite-hunt…

# asteroid - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Asteroid hunting probe to travel four years to potato-shaped space rock

Hayabusa-2 will be flung into space on a rocket for a mammoth four year voyage.

# asteroid - Friday 7 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Guardian reader's letter poses VERY good question Apocalypse Now?

Guardian reader's letter poses VERY good question

We wonder how long the writer was planning this doozy.

# asteroid - Sunday 24 February, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# asteroid - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

VIDEO: Asteroid glances by earth

Captivating.

# asteroid - Friday 15 February, 2013

LIVE: NASA coverage of a giant asteroid sweeping past Earth Asteroid This post contains videos

LIVE: NASA coverage of a giant asteroid sweeping past Earth

♫ I don’t wanna close my eyes, I don’t wanna fall asleep… ♫

# asteroid - Monday 11 February, 2013

Asteroid to pass Earth at 'remarkably close distance'

NASA said the asteroid will not hit earth but it will make the closest ever approach for an object so large.

# asteroid - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge Could a nuclear bomb save us from a giant asteroid? Armageddon

# asteroid - Friday 27 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge What do you mean you missed it? An asteroid just flew past Earth Look Out Below!

What do you mean you missed it? An asteroid just flew past Earth

An asteroid measuring 11m in diameter came five times closer than the moon at around 4pm – but that’s still 60,000km away.

# asteroid - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From The Daily Edge Asteroid comes close to Earth - but what would happen if it hit us? Near Miss

Asteroid comes close to Earth - but what would happen if it hit us?

Astronomers say the asteroid will pass Earth safely this evening – but here’s a worst-case scenario guide to what would happen if it didn’t.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# asteroid - Friday 4 November, 2011

Asteroid to pass between the earth and the moon

It is bigger than an aircraft carrier – but it won’t hit the earth, scientists promise.

# asteroid - Friday 29 July, 2011

We are not alone - asteroid discovered in Earth's orbit

Thankfully, this Trojan asteroid poses no danger to the planet.

# asteroid - Thursday 5 May, 2011

From The Daily Edge Earth set for near miss from asteroid - but greater danger ahead Duck!

Earth set for near miss from asteroid - but greater danger ahead

An asteroid measuring around a quarter of a mile across will come closer than the moon on November 8, but it’s a tiny worry compared to what else lies in store…

# asteroid - Tuesday 12 October, 2010

From The Daily Edge Amateur astronomer captures ‘near-miss’ asteroid (video) Space This post contains videos

Amateur astronomer captures ‘near-miss’ asteroid (video)

Asteroid was expected to come within about 28,000 miles of earth today.