An asteroid gives us a new definition of "near-miss", a new satellite launches to map the Earth, Earth observation's role in predicting storms, Curiosity drills into Martian rock, a musical duet from Earth and space, and a Google+ Hangout from orbit!
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This Friday will see the closest asteroid near-miss of Earth ever forecast in advance. The asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass between the planet and the orbits of geosynchronous weather, GPS and communications satellites.
The 40-year-old Landsat mapping and Earth-observation program is getting some rejuvenation with the launch of Landsat 8.
This winter's storms have really pointed up the value of accurate weather prediction enabled by Earth-observation programs. We may not be able to stop the storms, but we can see them coming.
The Mars rover Curiosity is using its drill and onboard lab to take a closer look at what's inside Martian rocks.
International Space Station astronaut Chris Hadfield has collaborated with musician Ed Robertson to create the first musical recording done simultaneously on the Earth and in space.