Asteroid

03.29.16
Amateur astronomers caught a Jupiter impact on camera
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Amateur astronomers caught a Jupiter impact on camera

An asteroid or comet smacked into the gas giant, and there's telescope video to prove it.

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03.09.16
NASA's asteroid explorer faces tests that simulate space
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NASA's asteroid explorer faces tests that simulate space

OSIRIS-REx has to pass a regimen that includes extreme cold and vacuum.

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03.06.16
Scientists to drill into asteroid impact that wiped out dinosaurs
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Scientists to drill into asteroid impact that wiped out dinosaurs

They want to know how life recovered after the disastrous celestial collision.

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11.18.15
Congress approves space mining, minus regulation
11.18.15

Congress approves space mining, minus regulation

Private companies are allowed to mine in space, but they won't have much government oversight.

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10.24.15
OSIRIS-REx is complete and will collect asteroid samples in 2016
10.24.15

OSIRIS-REx is complete and will collect asteroid samples in 2016

It will also help NASA develop a mission to prevent end-of-the-world movies from becoming real-life situations.

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10.19.15
Asteroid making surprise flyby at an 'unusually high' velocity
10.19.15

Asteroid making surprise flyby at an 'unusually high' velocity

The object, sized at up to 1,000 feet across, will make a near pass on Halloween at 78,000 mph.

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