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Small Asteroid 2016 HO3 is a Quasi-Satellite of Earth
Small asteroid 2016 HO3 is a recently discovered asteroid that orbit that Earth and the sun. (June 17, 2016)

NASA Mission to Sample Asteroid Set for September Launch
NASA plans to launch a spacecraft to take a sample from an asteroid in September. The spacecraft that will be used is called OSIRIS-REx (May 23, 2016)

NASA Opens New Planetary Defense Coordination Office
NASA has opened its Planetary Defense Coordination Office. The PDCO is the formalized name for NASA's ongoing program for detecting NEOs. (January 13, 2016)

Halloween Asteroid 2015 TB145 to Fly Past Earth at Safe Distance
Halloween Asteroid 2015 TB145 will fly past the Earth at a safe difference tomorrow. The asteroid has received the nicknames spooky and giant pumpkin. (October 31, 2015)

NASA Shares Images of Asteroid Dubbed Space Peanut
NASA has shared images of a two lobed asteroid dubbed a space peanut by NASA. The asteroid is 230 feet wide. (August 2, 2015)

NASA Says Recently Discovered 400-Meter Near-Earth Asteroid is Not a Threat
NASA says a recently discovered 400-meter asteroid, Asteroid 2014 UR116, is not a threat to Earth. (December 10, 2014)

NASA Shares Radar Observations of Asteroid 2014 HQ124
NASA shares radar observations of Asteroid 2014 HQ124, which was 776,000 miles from Earth during its closest approach. (June 16, 2014)

Vitamin B3 May Have Been Delivered to Earth by Meteorites
NASA-funded researchers say vitamin B3 may have been made in space and delivered to Earth by meteorites. (April 25, 2014)

CTBTO Has Detected 26 Major Asteroid Impacts in Earth's Atmosphere Since 2000
The Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization detected dozens of major asteroid impacts in the Earth's atmosphere since 2000. (April 22, 2014)

Plant Biodata Found Stored in Impact Glass From Asteroid and Comet Impacts
Plant biodata has been found stored in impact glass from asteroid and comet impacts from millions of years ago. (April 20, 2014)

NASA Begins Construction on Spacecraft That Will Take Sample From Asteroid in 2018
NASA has started building the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft that will viisit the asteroid Bennu in 2018 and return with a sample. (April 13, 2014)

Scientists Reconstruct Massive Asteroid that Collided With Earth 3.26 Billion Years Ago
Scientists have reconstructed an asteroid that hit Earth over 3 billion years ago. They say the 23 mile wide asteroid punched a crater 300 miles wide into the Earth's crust. (April 9, 2014)

NASA Video Explains New Year's Asteroid Strike
NASA describes the New Year's asteroid strike, 2014 AA. The asteroid was about the size of a compact car. (January 17, 2014)

Uranus has a Trojan Companion
Astronomers say Uranus has a Trojan companion. Trojans are asteroids that share the orbit of a planet. (August 29, 2013)

NASA Announces Discovery of Ten Thousandth Near-Earth Object
NASA announced the discovery of the ten thousandth near-earth object in Space. Asteroid 2013 MZ5 is number 10,000. (June 24, 2013)

NASA Releases Animation of Asteroid Capture Mission
NASA released this animation that shows what its mission to capture an asteroid and redirect it to a stable orbit in the Earth-moon system would look like. (April 11, 2013)

Study Suggests Ancient Asteroid Caused Global Firestorm on Earth
A new University of Colorado Boulder suggests that a global firestorm was triggered on Earth after an asteroid the size of Manhattan slammed into Mexico. (March 28, 2013)

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Russian Meteor Strike
A meteor hit Russia's Chelyabinsk region early this morning injuring 500 people. (February 15, 2013)

Astronomers Say Asteroid Belt Around Vega Suggests Multiple Planets Orbit Star
An asteroid belt was recently found around Vega, a bright star located about 25 light years from Earth. (January 26, 2013)

Deep Space Industries Unveils Plans to Examine and Mine Asteroids
Deep Space Industries has unveiled plans to examine and mine asteroids to harvest raw materials. Here are some highlights of the company's plans. (January 22, 2013)

NASA Says Asteroid Apophis Won't Impact Earth in 2036
NASA scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced that they have ruled out the possibility the asteroid Apophis will impact Earth during a close flyby in 2036. (January 12, 2013)

Russian Asteroid Crater Contains Trillions of Carats Worth of Diamonds Say Russians
The Christian Science Monitor reports that Russia recently declassified news that it has an asteroid crater with trillions of carats worth of diamonds in it. (September 18, 2012)

B612 Foundation Plans to Launch Space Telescope to Track Asteroids
The B612 Foundation plans to build, launch and operate the first privately funded deep space mission. (July 1, 2012)

Earth's Oldest Known Impact Crater Found in Greenland
A 100 kilometer-wide crater has been found in Greenland. (June 28, 2012)

NASA Releases Colorful Animation of Vesta Asteroid
A new animation from NASA's Dawn mission drapes high-resolution false color images over a 3D model of the asteroid Vesta's terrain constructed from Dawn's observations. (June 11, 2012)