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Kazakhstan needs asteroid observation stations: astrophysicist

Many space objects remain undiscovered and some of them pose a threat to the Earth. Astrophysicist Victor Teifel says it is time to build a special station for detection of asteroids in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan needs asteroid observation stations: astrophysicist
NASA asteroid defense program falls short: audit
NASA asteroid defense program falls short: audit

The US space agency's program to detect and protect the Earth from incoming asteroids is poorly managed and far behind schedule.

NASA asteroid defense program falls short: audit
Japan space agency unveils asteroid hunting probe
Japan space agency unveils asteroid hunting probe

Japanese space scientists have unveiled the asteroid hunting space probe they hope to launch later this year on a mission to mine a celestial body.

Japan space agency unveils asteroid hunting probe
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Vast asteroid impact zone found in Australia

Scientists have discovered a massive 200-kilometre (124-mile) impact zone in the Australian outback they believe was caused by an asteroid which smashed into Earth more than 300 million years ago.

Vast asteroid impact zone found in Australia
NASA scrambles for better asteroid detection
NASA scrambles for better asteroid detection

NASA, universities and private groups in the US are working on asteroid warning systems that can detect objects from space like the one that struck Russia last week with a blinding flash and mighty boom.

NASA scrambles for better asteroid detection
Asteroid whizzes safely past Earth
Asteroid whizzes safely past Earth

A closely tracked asteroid, about 150-feet (45-meters) wide, whizzed safely past Earth on Friday, the same day a much smaller, previously undetected meteor hit Russia.

Asteroid whizzes safely past Earth
Asteroid to whiz past Earth Friday
Asteroid to whiz past Earth Friday

NASA is keeping close tabs on a sizable asteroid set to whiz past our planet Friday in what the US space agency says is the closest flyby ever predicted for such a large object.

Asteroid to whiz past Earth Friday
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Asteroid strike did in the dinosaurs: study

Scientists said Thursday they are a step closer to proving the death blow for dinosaurs 66 million years ago was a gigantic comet or asteroid that struck near Mexico.

Asteroid strike did in the dinosaurs: study
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Near impact: asteroid to narrowly miss Earth

Hold on to your hats: an asteroid will zoom within spitting distance of Earth next week, in what NASA said Thursday is the closest flyby ever predicted for an object this large.

Near impact: asteroid to narrowly miss Earth
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Trips to craters in East Kazakhstan is popular with foreign tourists

Trips to craters located close to Ust-Kamenogorsk are becoming popular with foreign tourists.

Trips to craters in East Kazakhstan is popular with foreign tourists

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