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February 10 - Asteroid 624 Hektor

Asteroid 624 Hektor was discovered on February 10th 1907 by August Kopff, a German astronomer working out of the Humboldt University of Berlin, who eventually discovered 68 asteroids. 291 more words

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In the Space Between the Things

Earth’s next chapter begins here, in the space between the things, behind a visor shielded with a thin layer of chemically-treated protection designed by well-paid engineers. 341 more words

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Asteroid To Pass Earth On March 5th; NASA Confirms No Impact Threat

On March 5th, a 100 foot long asteroid will make its closest approach to Earth passing at a distance of between 14 million km (9 million miles) and 17,000 km (11,000 miles). 448 more words
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Big Asteroid Could Pass Near Earth Next Month: NASA

NASA is monitoring a 100-foot (30-meter) wide asteroid that could make a close pass by Earth next month but has no chance of hitting it, the U.S. 251 more words

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February 09 - Apollo 14 Splashdown

We have a collection of shorts today, starting on February 9th 1882 with the possibly C-type, 55km wide, main belt asteroid 222 Lucia, discovered by Johann Palisa.   255 more words

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Was it a meteorite? Tests will determine what killed Indian man

New Delhi (CNN)–Indian scientists will examine remains from an object that fell from the sky Saturday, causing a large explosion which killed a man, to determine if it is a meteorite, police say. 295 more words

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February 08 - 183 Istria and 283 Emma

Asteroid 283 Emma was spotted by Auguste Charlois on this very day in 1889. It’s a large main-belt asteroid about 150 to 160km wide (opinions vary). 158 more words

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