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ScienceCasts: What Exploded Over Russia?
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Two weeks after an asteroid exploded over Russia's Ural mountains, scientists are making progress understanding the origin and make-up of the unexpected space rock. (03:45)
February 26, 2013 at 06:39 PM
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What Are Asteroids Made From?
From YouTube, produced by BBC
Prof Richard Binzel shows us how asteroids are studied using tiny fragments of meteorites. (03:00)
June 13, 2018 at 06:59 PM
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The Asteroid Belt: Not What You Think!
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Buckle up for a trip to the asteroid belt -- though it's not nearly as dangerous out there as you might think. But there's a LOT waiting to be discovered, including some crucial clues about the formation of the solar system itself. (03:09)
June 21, 2018 at 04:14 PM
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Asteroids: Crash Course Astronomy #20
From YouTube, produced by CrashCourse
Now that we’ve finished our tour of the planets, we’re headed back to the asteroid belt. Asteroids are chunks of rock, metal, or both that were once part of smallish planets but were destroyed after collisions. Most orbit the Sun between Mars and Jup... [more]
June 6, 2015 at 06:49 PM
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Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Attack of the Killer Asteroid
From YouTube, produced by Fora TV
Celebrity astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson describes one possible solution for altering the trajectory of an earthbound asteroid.  (05:07)
March 17, 2011 at 09:23 PM
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Asteroid Is a Dance Partner for Planet Earth
From YouTube, produced by PBS News Hour
A team of Canadian scientists have discovered a "Trojan" asteroid that is caught in a synchronized orbit with the Earth. Jeffrey Brown discusses what this discovery means with the California Institute of Technology's Mike Brown. (04:31)
July 31, 2011 at 07:14 AM
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What is an Asteroid? Let's Make Sense of it with Science
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Ever wonder what an asteroid is? Let's make sense of it with science. We all know the nine planets in our solar system, but did you know that there are other celestial bodies orbiting the sun? This video gives good facts about asteroids. A variety of... [more]
Found by porter1526 in Asteroids
August 7, 2011 at 06:02 PM
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An Asteroid's Surface in Fine Detail
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A new video from NASA's Dawn spacecraft takes us on a flyover journey above the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta. The data obtained by Dawn's framing camera, used to produce the visualizations, will help scientists determine the processes that for... [more]
September 18, 2011 at 07:00 PM
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Closest Known Approach by a Large Asteroid
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Partial transcript: "2005 YU-55 is going to make a very close approach to the Earth on the night of November 8, 2011. At that time, its distance from Earth will be just under nine-tenths of the moon's distance away from us. 2005 YU-55 cannot hit Eart... [more]
November 9, 2011 at 12:44 AM
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What are Asteroids? Facts and Information
From YouTube, produced by Mocomi
Asteroids are celestial bodies that orbit around the sun. The word asteroid means star-like and is derived from the Greek words – astor (star) and oid (shape). They are believed to be remnants of the humungous cloud of dust and gases that formed the ... [more]
June 13, 2018 at 07:06 PM
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