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18 HOURS AGO - CNN

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Asteroid to orbit Earth's moon?

NASA says its Asteroid Redirect Mission will allow it to conduct tests that are essential to preparing humans for future deep-space flights.

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MAR 27, 2015 - Russia Today

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NASA aims to pluck boulder off asteroid & bring it to moon (VIDEOS)

In order to test Earth defense techniques and abilities needed for a future trip to Mars, NASA has detailed a plan to rip off a chunk of an asteroid, deliver it into a stable orbit around the moon, and send astronauts to study it and collect samples.

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MAR 26, 2015 - Huffington Post

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No, The Asteroid Passing Earth On Friday Is Not On A 'Near-Collision Course'

On Friday, an asteroid traveling 23,000 mph will pass by Earth at a distance of 0.03 astronomical units (AU). If that sounds ominously close, it's not really. Despite the breathless hyperbole from some about the asteroid "skimming past" Earth on a "near-collision course," 0.03 AU is the equivalent of 2,788,674 miles. That's 11.7 times greater than the distance from the ...

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MAR 26, 2015 - Forbes

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MAR 26, 2015 - New York Post

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Massive asteroid to whiz by Earth

It’s a bird, it’s a plane…no, it’s a “potentially hazardous asteroid” hurtling our way! The whizzing planetoid – called 2014 YB35 – could cause a cataclysm on our planet, but...

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