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Crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid may have changed its shape in addition to its trajectory, NASA scientists find

Recent research suggests that DART may have done more than just redirect Dimorphos; it might have s…

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NASA's first planetary defense test worked, successfully redirecting an asteroid by crashing the DART spacecraft into it

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) has proved that NASA could potentially push a hazardous…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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NASA launches DART probe on a head-on collision course with an asteroid

NASA is testing a method it might one day use to save Earth from a city-killing asteroid. Ramming a…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Watch NASA launch a probe to smash into an asteroid. It's practice for pushing city-killing space rocks away from Earth.

NASA may one day need to save Earth from an incoming asteroid. The plan: launching a spacecraft to …

Morgan McFall-Johnsen,Aylin Woodward   


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NASA and Europe’s first target to keep an asteroid from hitting Earth has officially been dubbed Dimorphos

In the past, it has held many titles from Didymoon to S/2003 (65803) — it’s provisional designat…

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Comet Neowise is a dazzling sight, but it's also a reminder of how woefully unprepared we are for dangerous asteroids

A NASA telescope spotted Comet Neowise by sheer luck three months ago. If the comet were a killer a…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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NASA gets $35 million to make sure asteroids don't destroy Earth

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) isn’t the only space agency tracking space…

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Dead sailors saved a submarine fire from being a 'planetary catastrophe,' a top Russian naval officer said at their funeral

"The Russians talk about these ships in this program doing bathymetric research and deep-ocean rese…

Ryan Pickrell   


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After Congress' first hearing on UFOs in 50 years, some scientists want to be let in on the investigation

To better understand unidentified objects in the sky, we need to use satellites, fast-tracking came…

Paola Rosa-Aquino   


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NASA and the European Space Agency are meeting to defend the Earth against asteroids

ESA, NASA and other researchers from around the world are meeting up in Rome next week to ch…

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The 14 Russian sailors who died aboard a top secret spy submarine could have probably made it out

Rather than evacuate, the crew fought for the top-secret submarine's survival, exhausting all avail…

Ryan Pickrell   


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A sunken one-of-a-kind Soviet nuclear sub appears to be leaking radiation into the sea

The Norwegian research ship GO Sars set sail on Saturday from Tromsø to the location in the Norwegi…

Ryan Pickrell   


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Some US defenses against a North Korean nuclear attack could be knocked out without a shot - by climate change

In May 2017, as North Korea conducted a series of long-range missile tests as part of its larger go…

John Haltiwanger   


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An alien hunter explains why extraterrestrial visitors are unlikely - despite the US government's UFO evidence

"The only way they could know that is to pick up, for example, signals from our transmitters - tele…

Dave Mosher   


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The US Is Setting Aside Nuclear Weapons For Potential Defense Against Asteroids

NASA has previously funded a number of studies into how nuclear weapons could be used to protect th…

Jeremy Bender   


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The FBI is looking for a star Chinese Ohio State professor with NASA ties who disappeared

Li's research interests include "planetary exploration, digital mapping, spatial data structures, c…

Natasha Bertrand,Peter Jacobs   


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WORLD OF PAIN: America Is No Longer As Alarming To Its Foes Or Reassuring To Its Friends

Bob Corker, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, grumbles that the Russian…

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NASA simulated an incoming asteroid impact, and the biggest roadblock to action was penny pinching

NASA gathered about 100 experts to practice a hypothetical discovery of an asteroid with a 72% chan…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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NASA explains how it would alert the public of an apocalyptic asteroid strike

In the event an asteroid is headed for Earth, here's how NASA plans to alert the public of an impen…

Ellyn Lapointe   


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A signal linked to aliens by a Harvard professor may have been caused by a passing truck

Harvard's Avi Loeb led an expedition searching for potential extraterrestrial technology on the sea…

Marianne Guenot