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Russia Meteor Renews Focus on Asteroid Threats

Astronomers weigh in on how to keep the planet safe from near-Earth objects.

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Asteroid Heading Toward Mars

An asteroid has a 1-in-75 chance of hitting Mars in late January. Find out why astronomers are on the edge of their seats.

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\tIn 2011, comet Lovejoy traveled through the sun’s corona and lived to tell the tale. But its tail was the most telling. Reporting in the journal Science, Cooper Downs, an astrophysicist at Predictive Science Inc. in San Diego, Calif., says that the wiggly path of the comet’s tail helps explain the sun’s magnetic field. \t 

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