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A Rare Chunk Of Giant Asteroid Vesta Has Been Stolen

Posted August 20, 2014 by Anonymous

Giant asteroid Vesta is the second-biggest object in our solar system’s asteroid belt, and the origin of an estimated 5% of Earth’s meteorites. Yesterday, an especially rare chunk of Vesta recovered from the Netherlands in 1925 was reported stolen fr…

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Here’s What It Looks Like When You Throw Out the Garbage in Space

Posted August 20, 2014 by Anonymous

A few days ago, the Cygnus spacecraft, which had ferried supplies to the space station, was filled with debris and released into space, later burning up in Earth’s atmosphere during a destructive reentry . The ESA has just posted video of the release …

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DUCK!

Posted May 8, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Most of us were blissfully unaware, but a huge asteroid the size of a double-decker bus careered past the Earth over the weekend. The space rock flew within 186,000 miles of the planet after being spotted by astronomers a few days before. While the distance from the planet might seem big, the asteroid in fact […]

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