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Near-Earth Object Program

Depiction of asteroid DA 14. (Source: NASA.Gov)

NASA Inspector General Blasts Asteroid Detection Program

Dangerous asteroids aren’t the only thing NASA should worry about.

09/15/2014

Depiction of asteroid DA 14. (Source: NASA.Gov)

Asteroid Makes Closest Approach To Earth In Recorded History

It’s not going to hit us but a 150-foot-wide asteroid will come remarkably close to Earth Friday, even closer than high-flying communication and weather satellites. It will be the nearest known flyby for an object of this size in recorded history.

CBS4–02/14/2013

(Source: NASA/Cornell/Arecibo) This radar image of asteroid 2005 YU55 was generated from data taken in April of 2010 by the Arecibo Radar Telescope in Puerto Rico.

Giant Asteroid Set To Make Harmless Fly-By Earth

NASA scientists are tracking an asteroid bigger than an aircraft carrier that will fly by between the Earth and moon Tuesday.

CBS4–11/08/2011

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