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4 years 2 months ago

Meteorite crashes through roof

A Virginia doctor is counting his blessings after a space rock came crashing through the ceiling of his office. The close encounter happened Monday afternoon in the Square Family Practice in Lorton. "I was in my office doing charts," Dr. Frank Ciampi explained. "I heard a loud boom,...

4 years 4 months ago

NASA launches sky-mapping telescope

A NASA spacecraft blasted into space early Monday on a mission to map the whole sky in search of hidden asteroids, comets and other celestial objects. The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, or Wise, lifted off aboard a Delta 2 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the central California...

4 years 5 months ago

NASA scrubs test flight over weather

NASA has scrubbed its first attempt to launch its newest rocket due to weather concerns. The Ares I-X rocket came within two minutes and 39 seconds of launching Tuesday morning. But the countdown was halted when a big cloud settled right over the pad after minor problems held things...

4 years 6 months ago

Don't worry - asteroid not a threat

Earth can breathe a sigh of relief. NASA has lowered the odds of an 885-foot asteroid striking the planet in 2036. Scientists originally said there was a 1-in-45,000 chance that the asteroid (Apophis) could hit the planet on April 13, 2036. But after further analysis using some new images, they...

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