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Earth faces no asteroid threat

Earth faces no asteroid threat

Head of Qatar Astronomical Center Sheikh Salman bin Jabor al-Thani stressed Saturday that there will be no asteroid hitting earth.

Lion Air ponders cancelling Boeing jets in row over crash

Lion Air ponders cancelling Boeing jets in row over crash

Indonesia's Lion Air is reviewing orders of airplanes from Boeing and has not ruled out cancelling orders as relations worsen in a spat over responsibility for a 737 jetliner crash that killed 189 people in late October.

NASA spacecraft to land on asteroid after over two-year journey

NASA spacecraft to land on asteroid after over two-year journey

Over two-years after launch, the NASA probe OSIRIS-REx will land on a skyscraper-sized asteroid on Monday for the first US mission to carry asteroid samples back to Earth.

Japan space robots start asteroid survey

Japan space robots start asteroid survey

A pair of robot rovers have landed on an asteroid and begun a survey, Japan's space agency said Saturday, as it conducts a mission aiming to shed light on the origins of the solar system.

Cigar-shaped asteroid came from another solar system: study

Cigar-shaped asteroid came from another solar system: study

A rocky cigar-shaped object detected in space last month came from another solar system, astronomers said Monday as they confirmed an unprecedented observation.

Cash crunch for anti Armageddon asteroid mission

Cash crunch for anti Armageddon asteroid mission

A mission to smash a spacecraft into an asteroid moon to alter its trajectory, a possible dry-run for an exercise in saving the Earth from Armageddon, has run into a cash crunch.

Luxembourg reaches for the stars with asteroid mining deal

Luxembourg reaches for the stars with asteroid mining deal

Luxembourg has staked its claim to the final frontier with an ambitious plan to profit from the mining of asteroids, the government said Thursday.