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Asteroid Misses Earth Narrowly, by Cosmic Standards

By JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH April 19, 2017 “We’re secure. From this one particular.” That was a quote from NASA’s planetary defense officer, Lindley Johnson, after a huge asteroid soared narrowly — by cosmic standards — previous the Earth on Wednesday morning, the closest approach by such an object in far more than a decade, according to scientists at NASA. The asteroid, discovered three ...

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Saturn’s Moon, Enceladus, Is Our Closest Great Hope For Life Beyond Earth (Synopsis) [Starts With A Bang]

“Aha! That satellite was scuttled on Enceladus, Saturn’s primary dump moon!” -Professor Farnsworth, Futurama When you consider about life beyond Earth, you probably think of it occurring on a somewhat Earth-like planet. A rocky world, with either a previous or present liquid ocean atop the surface, appears perfect. But that may possibly not even be exactly where life on Earth originated! ...

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