|National Geographic - 08/10/2010 09:53 AM|
|The asteroid 1999 RQ36 made headlines last week with the announcement that the space|
rock could hit our planet in 2182. But a handful of scientists have had their eyes on this
asteroid since 2007, planning a sample-return mission designed to help us better predict
--and avoid--impact hazards....
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