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AUG 14, 2014 - The Week

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Study's findings could stop asteroids from destroying Earth

A new study at the University of Tennesee, Knoxville, might just save the world.New research may help protect the Earth from potential asteroid collisions, reports Phys.org. The scientists studied 1950 DA, an asteroid that is near Earth, and found that it rotates fast enough to be gravity-defying.1950 DA is held together by van der Waals, forces that have never been ...

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AUG 09, 2014 - Atlantic Monthly

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AUG 06, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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A timeline of Rosetta probe's 10-year journey

The probe will orbit and study the giant ball of dust and ice as it hurtles toward the sun before attempting to drop a lander onto the comet in the coming months. Europe's unmanned probe Rosetta takes off from Kourou, French Guiana, after a series of delays, including an abandoned January 2003 launch window because of a rocket problem. European ...

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AUG 06, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Comet chaser reaches target after 10-year pursuit

DARMSTADT, Germany (AP) — After a journey of 6.4 billion kilometers (4 billion miles), Europe's unmanned Rosetta probe reached its destination Wednesday, a milestone in mankind's first attempt to land a spacecraft on a comet. Scientists hope that the information they collect will help them learn more about the origins of comets, stars and planets, said David Southwood, who oversaw ...

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AUG 06, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Comet chaser reaches target after 10-year chase

DARMSTADT, Germany (AP) — After a journey of 6.4 billion kilometers (4 billion miles), Europe's unmanned Rosetta probe reached its destination Wednesday, a milestone in mankind's first attempt to land a spacecraft on a comet. Scientists hope that the information they collect will help them learn more about the origins of comets, stars and planets, said David Southwood, who oversaw ...

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