Asteroid Named After Freddie Mercury In Honor Of Queen Front Man's 70th BirthdayMay says the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Centre has designated an asteroid discovered in 1991, the year of Mercury's death, as "Asteroid 17473 Freddiemercury.''
Research Shows More Asteroids Could Be Headed For EarthThe people of earth should prepare for more frequent encounters with asteroids, according to scientists.
Hundreds Injured By Blasts As Meteor Falls In RussiaA meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb Friday, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring nearly 1,000 people.

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