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Newly discovered asteroid '2016 RB1' flew safely past Earth

Newly discovered asteroid '2016 RB1' flew safely past Earth

A small asteroid named 2016 RB1 remarkably flew past the Earth on September 7, 2016 at a distance of about 40,000 kilometers.

Sep 08, 2016, 19:34 PM IST

Japan to launch asteroid-sampling mission in 2014

Building on its successful first round-trip mission to space rock Itokowa, Japan`s space agency is readying to launch an ambitious new asteroid sampling probe in 2014.

Dec 30, 2012, 10:18 AM IST

Hazardous asteroid flies by Earth

An asteroid, listed as a potentially hazardous object, passed in close proximity to the Earth at noon today.

Dec 11, 2012, 19:40 PM IST

Asteroid may bombard Earth in 2040

Scientists have identified an asteroid, which has a one in 625 chance of hitting Earth on February 5, 2040.

Feb 29, 2012, 14:40 PM IST

Asteroid may yield clues about Earth`s formation

A half-km wide asteroid which streaks past the Earth next week could provide clues about how the planet was formed.

Oct 31, 2011, 17:01 PM IST