We Saw This Asteroid Coming from a Mile Away

Click to view » 10/12/08 4:00pm 10/12/08 4:00pmWith all the hullabaloo about , we tend to forget the little guy. Luckily, NASA's Catalina Sky Survey has it covered. Last Monday, CSS astronomers caught sight of an incoming object zooming toward the Earth, and by the time of the asteroid's impact on Tuesday, NASA engineers had mapped out its trajectory…

Tracking Possible Doom from Above

With so much focus on corporate bailouts, climate change, and the threat of terrorism, one source of potential disaster has gone sorely neglected: asteroids. It's been ten years since Deep Impact » 9/26/08 12:00pm 9/26/08 12:00pm and taught us the dire consequences of an asteroid colliding with Earth, but experts say it's time to start taking…