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NASA: Asteroid 2012 DA14 is Nothing to Worry About
February 15, 2013 | NASA

The flyby of asteroid 2012 DA14 on Feb. 15, 2013, will be the closest known approach to Earth for an object its size, but it is not expected to hit Earth.


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Images and Data from an Asteroid Visit
September 29, 2013 | NASA
In 2011 and 2012, NASA's Dawn spacecraft orbited the giant asteroid Vesta. This was an opportunity for researchers to get close-up observations to compare with the information they obtained from ground and satellite observations. They now have an article titled: "Dawn Reality-Checks Telescope Studies of Asteroids".

The Asteroid Sensor
April 16, 2013 | NASA
"An infrared sensor that could improve NASA's future detecting and tracking of asteroids and comets has passed a critical design test." Quoted from the NASA press release.


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