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Near Earth flyby of asteroid 2010 JA

Near Earth flyby of asteroid 2010 JA on 08/05/2010. 436,892 miles away from Earth about 1.8 times the distance to the moon Miss Distance: 436,892 miles (703,110 km) Estimated Diameter: 36 – 79 ft (11 – 24 m) Relative Velocity … Continue reading

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Asteroid 2010 GA6 To Fly Within Moon’s Orbit on April 8, 2010

Near Earth flyby of asteroid 2010 GA6 on 08/04/2010. 223,000 miles away from Earth about 9/10ths the distance to the moon Miss Distance: 223,000 miles (359,000 km) Estimated Diameter: 71ft (22m) Relative Velocity 27044 mp/h (7.5 mp/s – 12.09km/s) More … Continue reading

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Near Earth Fly-by of 2010 FW9

Near Earth flyby of asteroid 2010 FW9 on 28/03/2010 Distance: 725,055 mi (1,166,863km) Estimated Diameter: 39 – 85ft (12 – 26m) Relative Velocity 19841.5 mp/h (5.5mp/s – 8.87km/s) More details at: http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2010FW9;orb=1

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NASA’s Stardust Burns for Comet

Just three days shy of one year before its planned flyby of comet Tempel 1, NASA’s Stardust spacecraft has successfully performed a maneuver to adjust the time of its encounter by eight hours and 20 minutes. The delay   maximizes the … Continue reading

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Water Found on Moon

NASA’s LCROSS mission discoveries water on the moon. The LCROSS Centaur upper stage rocket impacted the moon in a permanently shadowed region of Cabeus cater near the moon’s south pole, creating a two-part plume of material from the bottom of the … Continue reading

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