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NASA Survey Counts Potentially Hazardous Asteroids – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

August 4, 2013 – Potential Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) More Numberous than Previously Thought: Potentially hazardous asteroids, or PHAs, are a subset of the larger group of near-Earth asteroids. Findings indicate there are roughly 4,700 PHAs, plus or minus 1,500, with diameters … Continue reading

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The Enduring Mystery of the Centaurs.

July 26, 2013 – The Enduring Mystery of the Centaurs: The true identity of centaurs, the small celestial bodies orbiting the sun between Jupiter and Neptune, is one of the enduring mysteries of astrophysics. Are they asteroids or comets? A … Continue reading

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Asteroid Family’s Shattered Past Discoved by NASA.

May 30, 2013 – Asteroid Family‘s Shattered Past: An artist’s conception (above) shows how families of asteroids are created. Over the history of our solar system, catastrophic collisions between asteroids located in the belt between Mars and Jupiter have formed … Continue reading

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Rare Flaring Black Hole With Blazing Jets!

February 4, 2013 – Rare Flaring Black Hole With Blazing Jets: Astronomers using NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have captured rare data of a flaring black hole, revealing new details about these powerful objects and their blazing jets. Scientists … Continue reading

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