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NASA Asteroid Tracker Spots New Quarry

NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) finds its first asteroid since its September relaunch.

Artist's conception of an asteroid impact on Earth.(Source: Wikipedia)
Artist's conception of an asteroid impact on Earth.
(Source: Wikipedia)

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1/8/2014 | 5:18:25 PM
Holy Asteroids
NASA's asteroid tracker appears to have posted some very impressive scientific gains.  Say what you will about wasted taxpayer dollars, but I still believe NASA delivers when it comes to understanding our humble place in the universe.
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1/9/2014 | 11:13:32 AM
Tracking asteroids
In a related development, on Jan. 1, the first discovered asteroid in 2014, designated 2014 AA, entered Earth's atmosphere and broke up over the mid-Atlantic Ocean. High-precision astrometry data provided by the Catalina Sky Survey team helped orbit analysts from NASA's Near-Earth Object Program Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory determine possible Earth impact locations.
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