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We should use nukes to deflect asteroids, says astro algorithm

Newscientist - Fri 9 Feb 18

We've never had to deflect an incoming asteroid before it hits Earth, so how do we know the best way to do it? An algorithm says nuclear weapons are the most effective

Small asteroid to shave safely by Earth Friday

Phys.org - Fri 9 Feb 18

An asteroid bigger than a city bus is on track to zoom by Earth Friday at a safe but close distance, less than one-fifth as far away as the Moon, NASA said.

Asteroid set for 'close' 43,300 mile flight past Earth on Friday

BBC News - Fri 9 Feb 18

The asteroid, up to 40m in size and only discovered five days ago, passes by on Friday.

Asteroid coming close Friday: Don't worry, we're safe

Phys.org - Thu 8 Feb 18

Another asteroid is headed our way—the second this week—but there's no need to worry.

Asteroid To Pass Between Earth and Moon On Friday

Discover Magazine - Wed 7 Feb 18

On February 4, astronomers using the NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) detected two asteroids with orbits that take them between Earth and the moon this week. Fortunately, neither object’s ...

Asteroid to pass between Earth and Moon on Friday, Astronomy.com - Wed 7 Feb 18

Two small asteroids safely pass Earth this week

Phys.org - Wed 7 Feb 18

Two small asteroids recently discovered by astronomers at the NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) near Tucson, Arizona, are safely passing by Earth within one lunar distance this week.

Two Small Asteroids Safely Pass Earth This Week, SpaceDaily - Thu 8 Feb 18

Second asteroid in a week to pass close to Earth on Friday

Reuters - Fri 9 Feb 18

(Reuters) - A recently discovered asteroid was due to zip within 39,000 thousand miles (64,000 km) of Earth on Friday, marking the second space rock to pass within the orbit of the moon this ...

Why Didn't Astronomers Spot Today's Earth-Whizzing Asteroid Sooner?

Livescience - Fri 9 Feb 18

NASA didn't spot the asteroid, 2018 CB, that will skim by Earth today until a few days ago. Here's why it snuck under the radar.

Asteroid skimming past Earth may loom larger than exploding Russian meteor

FOXNews - Fri 9 Feb 18

A newly discovered asteroid that will fly safely past Earth today (Feb. 9) may be larger than a celestial object that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, five years ago. The newly found interloper, ...

Asteroid Skimming Past Earth May Loom Larger Than Exploding Russian Meteor, SPACE.com - Fri 9 Feb 18

Asteroid Skimming Past Earth Today May Loom Larger Than Exploding Russian Meteor

Livescience - Fri 9 Feb 18

An asteroid that will fly safely past Earth today (Feb. 9) may be larger than the Chelyabinsk meteor that exploded over Russia five years ago. The newly found interloper, called 2018 CB, is ...

Earthlings, get ready for a close encounter with an asteroid

L.A. Times - Fri 9 Feb 18

Heads up, Earthlings! An asteroid will zip past our planet on Friday afternoon at 2:30 Pacific time, coming five times closer to us than the moon. This is definitely a cause for celebration, ...

'Hazardous' asteroid will skim past Earth TODAY

Daily Mail - Fri 9 Feb 18

The asteroid, 2018 CB, was only discovered by the Nasa-funded Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) near Tucson on Sunday and is set to blaze by at just 39,000 miles (64,000 kilometres) away from our ...

Asteroid set to make rare close pass by Earth on Friday - CNET

CNET - Thu 8 Feb 18

Space rocks buzz by us all the time, but we don't get many of this size invading our orbital space more than a few times a year.

Called 2018 CB and 2018 CC, the paths of the two space rocks are being livestreamed.

Discovery News - Thu 8 Feb 18

Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechTwo space rocks will make close flybys past Earth this week, but they pose no threat to our planet's safety. The two asteroids are called 2018 CB and ...

Asteroid larger than blue whale will blaze past on Friday

Daily Mail - Wed 7 Feb 18

The asteroid, which was first spotted by the Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) near Tucson, will pass by at around 17:30 EST (22:30 GMT) on Friday at just 39,000 miles (64,000 kilometres (stock image). ...

Two Space Rocks Will Fly Safely Past Earth This Week

SPACE.com - Tue 6 Feb 18

Two space rocks will make close flybys past Earth this week, but they pose no threat to our planet's safety.

Superfast Asteroid Zooms Safely By Earth This Super Bowl Sunday

SPACE.com - Sun 4 Feb 18

A fast-moving asteroid will make a close flyby of Earth this Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 4), but it poses no risk of hitting our planet, according to NASA.

NASA’s Silicon Valley Summer Camp Is Just Trying To Save Us From Space

Fastcompany Tech - Wed 14 Feb 18

A quiet public-private partnership is harnessing tech talent and AI to prepare for–and perhaps prevent–death from above. In a nondescript meeting room in a fluorescent-lit ...

Small asteroid to closely pass by Earth on Friday

The Hindu - Thu 8 Feb 18

An asteroid, estimated to be between 15 and 30 metres in size, will safely pass by Earth on Friday, NASA has said.The celestial object, designated asteroid 2018 CB, will pass closely by Earth ...