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theepochtimes.com — An asteroid which measures approximately a mile wide and is orbited by its own moon is expected to pass by the Earth on Saturday, May 25, at speeds of 48,000 mph. The asteroid, which was discovered 20 years ago, is dubbed by NASA as Asteroid 1999 KW4, and is expected to be visible until May 27. De…
24.05.2019 0 comments From Alex
gizmodo.com — NASA, FEMA, and other national and international agencies are once again gearing up for a hypothetical asteroid impact preparedness scenario. They hope to learn the best strategies for responding to a potential strike, starting from the moment a threatening asteroid is first detected by astronomers.…
27.04.2019 0 comments From Alex
cnet.com — Most asteroids making close flybys are small and hard to spot, but this month a big one is just sauntering by. An asteroid twice as big as the bolide that exploded over Russia in 2013 will whiz by us next week at a distance that's closer to Earth than the moon.  Despite what tabloid headlines migh…
16.03.2019 0 comments From Alex
sciencealert.com — It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but it's a wild possibility scientists are actually exploring: how to fit a space station inside an asteroid. Why would we attempt such a bizarre feat of astro-engineering? Because the spin of the asteroid would create enough gravity for mining equipm…
10.02.2019 0 comments From Alex
ksby.com — The comet 46P/Wirtanen, which passes Earth every 5.4 years, was one of three comets discovered by Carl Wirtanen in 1948 at the Lick Observatory in California. This orbit will be one of the closest comet orbits to Earth since the 1950s, according to Space.com. Comets are “loosely bound masses of ice…
10.12.2018 0 comments From Alex
yahoo.com — A large asteroid could be headed toward us in the near future — barreling through space on a risk trajectory that might cause it to collide with Earth. The news comes from the Express, which cites NASA sources revealing that the space rock could end up engaged in not one, but a staggering 62 differ…
26.11.2018 0 comments From Alex
cnbc.com — Scientists in Hawaii have detected "Oumuamua," an object entering our solar system from the outside. This has likely occurred before, but we've never had the capability of detecting it from earth. Some experts say the possibility that it could have been deliberately sent by another life form canno…
18.11.2018 0 comments From Alex
outerplaces.com — Is it good or bad things that come in threes? We'll find out soon enough: according to data from NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies, there are at least three asteroids set to make close approaches to Earth this weekend, one of which has an estimated diameter between 14 and 30 meters (100 fe…
09.11.2018 0 comments From Alex
gizmodo.com — A Michigan man recently learned that this 22-pound rock he used for decades as a doorstop on his farm was in fact a meteorite worth over $100,000. Full Article >>
06.10.2018 0 comments From Alex
unilad.co.uk — It's nearly Halloween and what better way to celebrate than to have an enormous skull shaped rock whizz past earth at an alarming speed? Yes fellow earthlings. The comet known as ‘The Great Pumpkin’ is making a spooky return just after All Hallows Eve; having last made an appearance on 31 October 2…
01.10.2018 0 comments From Alex