near-Earth asteroid


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near-Earth asteroid

 (nîr′ûrth′)
n. Abbr. NEA
An asteroid whose orbit around the sun brings it near Earth's orbit.
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Florence is the largest asteroid to pass by our planet this close since the NASA program to detect and track near-Earth asteroids began," says Paul Chodas (Jet Propulsion Laboratory).
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Insured, fixed-price commercial science missions to the Moon, Mars and near-earth asteroids, for less than $30 million, could become an important part of the future for planetary exploration for NASA and other governments around the world," said Benson.
The intrepid asteroid explorer will rendezvous with near-Earth asteroid 1999 JU3 in 2018 and obtain samples from its surface before returning to Earth in 2020.
com will broadcast the passing of the Near-Earth Asteroid 2000 EM26 as the Olympics took place in Sochi, Russia, CNet.