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European Space Agency Captures Images Of Asteroid Lutetia
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An Asteroid is On Its Way Toward Earth Today – See It Coming at 4pm!

We have less than an hour before an asteroid, NEA DX110, comes close to earth.  How close, you ask?  Closer than the moon, so in space terms, that's like a near miss or something!

The asteroid is between 25 and 30 meters in size, and will pass 10,000 kilometers closer to us than the moon is, but that's still over 350,000 kilometers away.

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Astronaut Performs First Cover of ‘Space Oddity’ from Space

As good as David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' is, it's still rather surreal watching someone perform it from space.

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Watch Felix Baumgartner’s Jump From the Edge of Space

In case you completely avoided all contact with the internet yesterday, Felix Baumgartner's jump from 128,100 feet about Earth was a success.

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Newly Divorced Woman Launches Wedding Ring Into Space

In the wake of a failed marriage there are many questions. While, "what should I do with my wedding band?" probably isn't atop the "post matrimony to-do list", it's still a loaded question. Recent divorcee Rebecca Gibbs, an uber-creative New Zealander faced with that very question, decided to take matters into her own hands and launch the symbol of her failed marriage into space.

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Best Dad Ever Sends Toy Train Into Space

We assumed this guy was the world's worst dad for taking his son's favorite toy and launching it into space. But it turns out he could track it using GPS so that it wouldn't be lost forever, and he is actually the coolest dad on earth because now his kid has a video of his train in space

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Abu Dhabi Sheikh Carves His Name So Large, It’s Visible from Space

When it comes to wealth, there’s rich and there’s “I can see my name from space” rich.

Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, a member of the Abu Dhabi ruling family, carved his name — in giant 1000 meter letters — into the desert of an United Arab Emirates island he owns. His sand namesake is so massive that the H, the first A and part of the M have been turned into waterways.

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