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BBC: New asteriods found
BBC: Rocky road around Earth
BBC: Close shave with asteroid
BBC: No plans to combat asteroid threat
Spacecraft set for risky asteroid flyby - 28/07/99
Lost asteroid is Earth's new moon, say experts - 25/01/00 earth has a second moon, named Cruithne, which will orbit us for at least 5,000 years, a British team has discovered
Top gun astronomers spy asteroid - 25/01/00
Spacecraft snaps pictures of asteroid (Eros) ahead of historic orbit - 09/02/00
Asteroid orbiter snaps photo of new home (Eros) - 14/02/00
Near probe gets down to business (Eros) - 15/02/00
'Stunning' images hint asteroid broke from a planet - 17/02/00
Beautiful Eros sends scientists into orbit - 18/02/00
Eros is 'no ordinary rock' - 21/02/00
Orbiter moves closer to asteroid Eros - 25/02/00
Near zaps Eros - 03/03/00
Asteroid orbiter returns bounty of data, images - 14/03/00
Earth's close shave - 21/03/00
Spaceship shoots asteroid [Eros] movie - 24/03/00
NEAR spacecraft dips closer to asteroid - 03/04/00
Spacecraft moves within 62 miles of asteroid - 17/04/00
NASA releases new asteroid flyover movie - 21/04/00
NEAR probe reaches prime scientific orbit - 01/05/00
Astronomers see 'dog bone' asteroid [Kleopatra] - 04/05/00
Spacecraft cozies up to distant asteroid - 10/05/00
Survey turns up 'lost' asteroid [719 Albert] - 15/05/00
Asteroid Eros resembles 'building blocks' of Earth - 31/05/00
Instrument fails on asteroid orbiter - 08/06/00
Summer lets orbiter see asteroid Eros in new light - 27/06/00
Scientists plot map of asteroids that could threaten Earth - 28/06/00
Earth-approaching space rock found by accident - 10/07/00
Spacecraft gets closest look yet at asteroid - 18/07/00 35 km
Asteroid orbiter marks halfway point in historic flight - 16/08/00
Rock's fleeting visit - 01/09/00 2000 QW7
Asteroids 'threaten' Earth - 16/09/00
Small but deadly comets identified - 16/09/00
Saving Earth: Preparing the UK for asteroid collision - 17/09/00
Call for asteroid defences - 18/09/00
'Killer' asteroid threat to Earth - 19/09/00
Scientists get near the real Eros - 21/09/00
Asteroid Eros found to be primitive, solid - 22/09/00
Tiny force nudges space rocks our way - 04/10/00
Close encounter with asteroid [Eros] - 25/10/00
Close-up of an asteroid [Eros] - 27/10/00
Asteroid heading this way - 04/11/00
NASA movie shows spacecraft's near-asteroid swoop - 15/11/00
NASA to attempt asteroid [Eros] landing in February - 04/01/01
Probe ready for asteroid landing - 01/02/01
Asteroid landing mission begins - 12/02/01
At a glance: Asteroid touchdown - 12/02/01
Nasa probe makes history - 12/02/01
Probing the secrets of Eros - 12/02/01
Robot spacecraft touches down on asteroid - 13/02/01
Historic probe still sending signals - 13/02/01
Asteroid: Successful landing for US space probe - 13/02/01 RealVideo
Dirt and rock, but it's another giant leap for mankind - 14/02/01 they might even be able to make Near hop up off the surface again
Asteroid mission extended; encore flight scrubbed - 14/02/01
Asteroid 'destroyed life 250m years ago' - 22/02/01
Lucky lander clings to life on asteroid - 23/02/01
It's 2023 and Telford's days are numbered - 12/04/01
Scientists fear asteroid threats - 07/09/01 one of 15 near Earth objects may strike the planet before 2100
Cosmic tribute to terror victims - 14/10/01 Astronomers have named three asteroids "Compassion", "Solidarity" and "Magnanimity" in honour of the victims of the 11 September hijack attacks
Asteroid gives Earth 'close shave' - 07/01/02 2001 YB5, measuring between 220 and 490 metres, came within 600,000 kilometers from the Earth at 07:37 GMT
Space rock hurtles past Earth - 07/01/02
Earth escapes brush with killer asteroid - 07/01/02
Asteroid could hit Earth in 2880 - 04/04/02
Billion-ton asteroid may hit Earth - 05/04/02
Big asteroid population doubles in new census - 05/04/02
UK asteroid centre opens - 18/04/02
Earth has 'close shave' from large asteroid - 21/06/02
Asteroid just missed us - 21/06/02
Surprise asteroid nearly hits Earth - 21/06/02 2002MN
Nasa launches probe to see what lies at the heart of a comet - 23/06/02
Space rock 'on collision course' - 24/07/02 Asteroid 2002 NT7 is on an impact course with Earth and could strike the planet on 1 February, 2019
Could an asteroid be deflected? - 24/07/02
Britain 'should provide asteroid lead' - 24/07/02 don't hold your breath
Everything under the Sun - 26/07/02 Astronomers have produce a snapshot of the Solar System - a map showing where everything is right now
Asteroid to miss - this time around - 29/07/02
Asteroid heads for earth 'near miss' - 16/08/02 2002 NY40 will pass at a distance of only 530,000 kilometres
Asteroid fly-by visible from Earth - 16/08/02
Asteroid zooms into view for binoculars - 17/08/02
Stunning asteroid picture revealed - 04/09/02
Earth's little brother found - 21/10/02 Asteroid 2002 AA29 is only about 100 metres wide
Probe set for asteroid flyby - 01/11/02
Asteroid flyby successful - 04/11/02
Probe returns asteroid image - 05/11/02
Kiss-and-chase in space - 08/01/03 2002 AA29
Dancing with Neptune - 09/01/03 2001 QR322 is the first Trojan to be found in association with Neptune
Sun's close companion found - 14/02/03
Voyage to the asteroid belt - 10/04/03
Japan launches asteroid probe - 09/05/03
Asteroid warning for 2014 - 02/09/03
Doomsday postponed - 05/09/03
Rock lost in space for 66 years - 17/10/03 Hermes
Recovery of 1937 UB (Hermes)
Earth almost put on impact alert - 24/02/04
Rocks picked for Rosetta meeting - 12/03/04 Steins and Lutetia
Space rock makes closest approach - 18/03/04
Asteroid protection plan proposed - 08/04/04
Program works out impact effects - 12/04/04
Ancient Impact Turned Part of Earth Inside-Out - 04/06/04
Probe to 'look inside' asteroids - 26/07/04
Mountain-sized rock passes Earth - 29/09/04 Toutatis
Astronomers chart asteroid threat - 28/10/04
Asteroid named after professor - 29/11/04
Dusty debris may be asteroid belt - 20/04/05
Asteroid probe on close approach - 13/09/05
Japanese probe pulls alongside asteroid - 14/09/05
Probe set for asteroid touch down - 29/09/05
Asteroid probe runs into trouble - 06/10/05 The Hayabusa probe, which will return a sample from Itokawa to Earth, has lost a second reaction wheel
Daring encounter with asteroid - 03/11/05
Gravity tug to deflect asteroids - 09/11/05
Link 'lost' with asteroid robot - 14/11/05
Japan's asteroid touchdown fails - 20/11/05
Japan's asteroid touchdown fails - 21/11/05
Asteroid probe 'did touch down' - 23/11/05
Probe 'gathers asteroid material' - 26/11/05
Long delay for asteroid mission - 16/12/05
New asteroid at top of Earth-threat list - 01/03/06
Probe yields Earth defence clues - 19/03/06
NASA reinstates asteroid mission - 28/03/06
Relic of ancient asteroid found - 10/05/06
Asteroid set for close encounter - 01/07/06
Asteroid to make close approach - 02/07/06
Asteroid makes close Earth flyby - 04/07/06
UK to join 'killer' asteroid hunt - 09/10/06
Detailed Look at Twin Asteroid 1999 KW4 - 16/11/06
Light puts asteroids into a spin - 07/03/07
UK plan to track asteroid threat - 31/08/07 Apophis will fly past Earth in April 2029 at a distance that is closer than many communications satellites
Successful launch for Nasa probe - 27/09/07
Asteroid makes close Earth pass - 29/01/08
Astronomy Students Find 1,300 New Asteroids - 01/02/08
Sky survey yields new cosmic haul - 25/08/08
Rosetta probe makes asteroid pass - 05/09/08 Its prime goal is to catch and orbit Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko out near Jupiter in 2014
In pictures: Diamond-shaped asteroid - 06/09/08
Half-baked Asteroids Have Earth-like Crust - 08/01/09
Space rock makes close approach - 03/02/09 2009 DD45, passed by our planet at only twice the altitude of satellites in geosynchronous orbit
NASA Refines Asteroid Apophis' Path Toward Earth - 07/10/09
Pallas is 'Peter Pan' space rock - 11/10/11
Mystery object on course to whiz past Earth - 12/01/10 2010 AL30 will fly by Earth at a distance of just 80,000 miles
NASA Sky-Mapping Spacecraft Spots First New Asteroid - 25/01/10
Suspected Asteroid Collision Leaves Odd X-Pattern of Trailing Debris - 02/02/10
Collision in the Asteroid Belt? - 03/02/10
Asteroid probe 'on home straight' - 31/05/10
Japanese Hayabusa asteroid mission comes home - 13/06/10
Scientists pull Japanese asteroid capsule from Outback - 14/06/10
Rosetta's blind date with asteroid Lutetia - 15/06/10
Hayabusa capsule particles may be from asteroid - 06/07/10
Rosetta probe passes Asteroid Lutetia - 10/07/10
25,000 new asteroids found by NASA's sky mapping - 16/07/10
New Trojan asteroid found in Neptune's dead zone - 12/08/10
Astronomers spot 'potentially hazardous' asteroid just ONE month before it is due to pass close to Earth - 28/09/10
Asteroid Lutetia has thick blanket of debris - 04/10/10
Asteroid collision makes quite a picture - 13/10/10
Bizarre X-shaped intruder linked to an unseen asteroid collision - 13/10/10
Japan probe collected particles from Itokawa asteroid - 16/11/10
Stardust spacecraft makes comet flyby - 15/02/11
Giant asteroid heading close to Earth - 05/05/11
Giant Asteroid Vesta Revealed in NASA Spacecraft's 1st Photo - 11/05/11
Dawn probe set to orbit Asteroid Vesta - 14/07/11
Vesta rock turns for Dawn probe - 22/07/11
Earth shares its orbit with tiny asteroid - 27/07/11 The trojan, called 2010 TK7, was discovered last year by NASA's WISE satellite
Trojan asteroid seen in Earth's orbit by Wise telescope - 28/07/11
Dawn beams back asteroid science data - 12/08/11
University of Tennessee scientist searches for moons around asteroids - 07/10/11
Asteroid Vesta rocked by mighty impacts - 13/10/11
Giant asteroid to pass near Earth - 07/11/11 2005 YU55
Is Vesta the 'smallest terrestrial planet?' - 12/12/11
Asteroid Vesta is 'last of a kind' rock - 11/05/12
Dawn probe leaves Asteroid Vesta - 06/09/12
Shape of Vesta - 12/09/12
Dawn Sees Hydrated Minerals on Giant Asteroid Vesta - 20/09/12
NASA's WISE Colors in Unknowns on Jupiter Asteroids - 15/10/12
Apophis asteroid: Large space rock flies past Earth - 09/01/13
Asteroid due to zoom past Earth could be worth 125 billion, space miners say - 14/02/13
Asteroid 2012 DA14 set for record-breaking Earth pass - 14/02/13
Asteroid 1998 QE2 flies past Earth - 31/05/13
Dead star eats water-rich asteroid - 11/10/13





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