Asteroid Watch

@AsteroidWatch

JPL's Near Earth Object Office coordinates NASA's efforts to detect, track & characterize potentially hazardous asteroids & comets that could approach Earth.

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Small asteroid 2014 RC will safely pass Earth by about 25,000 miles/40,000 km on Sept. 7. http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2014-295

Still an internet hoax.

Still an internet hoax.

New Research Shows Giant Asteroids Battered Early Earth. http://sservi.nasa.gov/articles/new-nasa-research-shows-giant-asteroids-battered-early-earth/

Nice shot. The NEOWISE spacecraft spies comet Pan-STARRS moving across sky w/ bonus galaxy in the background.

It's incorrect info. 2014 MQ14 is a harmless main belt asteroid. It does not get close to Earth.

A collage of images of 2014 HQ124 & info on how we obtained the radar data: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2014-186

In some of the best radar images ever obtained of an asteroid, here is 2014 HQ124. Video: http://youtu.be/6r7ncRra1hI

In NYC? Visit #WSF14 to see the "comet" in Brooklyn, a replica of the one will visit this year.

NASA's Mars "weathercam" helps find a large new crater on Mars. Video: http://youtu.be/vBEXJ_YDU6E

Attn Mars: On Oct 19 comet C/2013 A1 will safely pass the Red Planet by 86,000 mi/138,000km. http://1.usa.gov/1iMNBup

Busy day in Earth's neighborhood. On Jan. 28, 3 small asteroids will safely pass Earth w/in 10 lunar distances.

Back in business! First pics from reactivated #asteroid hunter, NEOWISE: http://t.co/yLlXCQAt5L

We're ready to Reddit and answer your questions in an AMA. Join us here: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1lctwy/were_a_team_of_nasa_asteroid_experts_ask_us/

Lance Benner preps for tonight's lecture on radar imaging of asteroids. Watch live 7pm PDT www.ustream.tv/nasajpl2

Pic of team monitoring multiple live views of #Asteroid #2012DA14 being sent to us from observatories worldwide.

Asteroid 2005 #YU55 comes closest to Earth at 3:28pm PT, ~200,000 miles above the Guatemalan coast. Map:

The are great meteorite hunters. Oppy spotted this one and went in for a closer look.

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