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  • NASA using asteroid’s close flyby to test warning network

    NASA is using an asteroid’s close flyby to test Earth’s warning network for incoming space rocks.

  • Senator: NASA to lasso asteroid, bring it closer

    WASHINGTON — A top senator says President Barack Obama and NASA are planning for a robotic spaceship to lasso a small asteroid and park it near the moon. Then astronauts …

  • Dawn craft to depart asteroid for dwarf planet

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — One asteroid down, one to go. After spending a year gazing at Vesta, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft was set to cruise toward the most massive space rock …

  • Ambitious investors may mine asteroids

    WASHINGTON — A group of high-tech tycoons wants to mine nearby asteroids, hoping to turn science fiction into real profits. The mega-million dollar-plan is to use commercially built robotic ships …

  • Asteroid gives Earth a close shave

    PASADENA, Calif. – An asteroid about the size of one that leveled more than 800 square miles of forest in Siberia a century ago just buzzed the Earth. The asteroid …