ASTEROID - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ASTEROID News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Asteroid will zoom within 25,000 miles of Earth http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58373625-68/asteroid-25000-nasa-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58373625-68/asteroid-25000-nasa-http.html.csp">Asteroid will zoom within 25,000 miles of Earth</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARCIA DUNN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T09:37:07.616-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 09:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cape Canaveral, Fla. • A newly discovered asteroid will buzz Earth this weekend. At closest approach Sunday, the 60-foot rock will pass a safe 25,000 miles over New Zealand. That’s about one-tenth the distance between here and the moon. It’s also beyond the orbit of our highest communication and weather satellites. NASA says this latest near-Earth asteroid — called 20214 RC (R-C) — poses no threat to either the home planet or orbiting spacecraft. A space rock of about the same size blasted throu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583736252014-09-04T09:37:07.616-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T09:37:07.616-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58373625@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:37:07 MDT Comet joined by space probe after 10-year pursuit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58267286-68/rosetta-comet-probe-mars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58267286-68/rosetta-comet-probe-mars.html.csp">Comet joined by space probe after 10-year pursuit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FRANK JORDANS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T15:41:13.692-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 03:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Darmstadt, Germany • Turning what seemed like a science fiction tale into reality, an unmanned probe swung alongside a comet on Wednesday after a 4-billion mile (6.4-billion kilometer) chase through outer space over the course of a decade. Europe’s Rosetta probe will orbit and study the giant lump of dust and ice as it hurtles toward the sun and, if all goes according to plan, drop a lander onto the comet in the coming months. Rosetta turned up as planned for its rendezvous with comet 67P/Churyu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582672862014-08-06T15:41:13.692-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-06T15:41:13.692-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58267286@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:41:13 MDT