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Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Asteroid 2005 YU55 passes close by Earth (video)

An asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier missed Earth by only 200,000 miles as it flew by Tuesday night — the closest an asteroid has been to Earth in 200 years.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:41 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Asteroid to fly by Earth tomorrow night: How to see it in your back yard

Here are tips on how to see the asteroid that will fly by Earth tomorrow night with a telescope in your backyard.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:11 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Asteroids that could threaten Earth are 90 percent found, NASA says

The space agency has found more than 90 percent of the biggest asteroids that might pose a threat to Earth.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:57 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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