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Asteroid 1998 QE2 to Sail Past Earth Nine Times Larger Than Cruise Ship – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

May 16, 2013 – Asteroid 1998 QE2 to Sail Past Earth Nine Times Larger Than Cruise Ship:  On May 31, 2013, asteroid 1998 QE2 will sail serenely past Earth, getting no closer than about 3.6 million miles (5.8 million kilometers), … Continue reading

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Asteroid Vesta Provides Hints of How Earth Came Together – NYTimes.com

January 24, 2013 – Vesta (pictured above) Explains a lot about Earth:  Vesta, the second largest of the asteroids, is a runt planet. Both Vesta and Ceres (pictured below), the largest asteroid and the Dawn’s next destination, are also heavy … Continue reading

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