asteroids

  1. CASPER

    Asteroid's path sparks online interest

    Apophis Asteroid Not a Danger but ‘A real chance’ for Study Russian scientists last week said that the Apophis asteroid may collide with the earth in 2036 but a report came out this week which said the chance of it striking the earth is highly unlikely. And, if the object gets close enough, it...
  2. Unhypnotized

    Pole Shift Threatens To Cause Weather Chaos

    Will paying billions of dollars in carbon taxes to Al Gore and his cronies solve the problem? Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com Monday, February 7, 2011 According to some experts, the world’s weather is about to get even more chaotic as a result of natural climate change that we can do...
  3. Unhypnotized

    US to send Robot into space - Robonaut 2 Set to Launch in February

    Robonaut 2 Set to Launch in February January 31, 2011: NASA's Robonaut 2 is primed and ready for launch aboard space shuttle Discovery in February. R2 is so ready, in fact, that it's going up ahead of its legs, which will follow on a later launch. "The robot's legs aren't ready yet,"...
  4. LookIntoMyEyes

    Stay or Go?

    When the world ends, whether it be through the Tribulation or Nuclear War or on 12-21-2012 or an asteroid collision, would you rather be one of the millions that die, or one of the few that are left to try to survive?
  5. Unhypnotized

    "Suicide" Comet Storm Hits Sun

    The sun-kissing comet Ikeya-Seki, as it appeared in the dawn sky in 1965. Photograph by Victor R. Boswell, Jr., National Geographic Andrew Fazekas for National Geographic News Published...
  6. CASPER

    Partner galaxies wildly different in new WISE image

    The unlikely pair, M81 and M82, got to know each other a lot better during an encounter that occurred a few hundred million years ago. As they swept by each other, gravitational interactions triggered new bursts of star formation. In the case of M82, also known as the Cigar Galaxy, the encounter...
  7. CASPER

    Astronomers Release Largest-Ever Color Image of Sky

    Scientists have released the largest digital color image of the sky ever made, and it's free to anyone who wants a look. Researchers with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey-III (SDSS-III) unveiled the image today (Jan. 11) at the 217th meeting of the American Astronomical Society, in Seattle. They...
  8. CASPER

    Giraffe-sized Flying Reptile Snaps Together in Minutes

    HOUSTON - The scene at the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences Friday (Jan. 14) was a model enthusiast's dream. Working in front of a crowd of visitors, a museum crew pieced together a fossil replica of an ancient flying reptile with a 36-foot wingspan. That's just a few feet shy of the length of...
  9. V

    Asteroid's threat.

    In my opinion the biggest threat for the mankind may come from the outer space. Thousands of asteroids are bombarding our planet. The biggest part of them are burning down in the atmosphere. But asteroids with the big mass can annihilate the life on the planet.
  10. CASPER

    A look into Vesta's interior

    Researchers from the University of North Dakota and from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Germany have discovered a new kind of asteroid using NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The mineralogical composition of 1999 TA10 suggests that, unlike many...
  11. CASPER

    Comet or Asteroid? Big Space Rock Has Identity Crisis

    A huge asteroid discovered more than 100 years ago may not be an asteroid at all, but a dormant comet that is just now coming back to life, according to new observations. The object, known as 596 Scheila, is about 70 miles (113 kilometers) wide and has a faint, wispy tail that suggests it may...
  12. CASPER

    [Wow!] Strange Mini-Asteroid Born by Huge Space Rock

    Astronomers have discovered a new kind of asteroid — a strange mini-world with a unique and violent history that could reveal more clues about the early solar system. The asteroid, called 1999 AT10, is a miniature space rock born when a collision blasted it out of its rocky parent Vesta, which...
  13. CASPER

    NASA Stuck in Limbo as New Congress Takes Over

    With a new Congress now in charge, NASA is stuck in a political limbo, waiting for the funding needed to carry out a new objective approved by the last Congress. Lawmakers in October passed – and President Obama signed – a NASA authorization bill that gave America's space agency the go-ahead...
  14. CASPER

    Catalina Sky Survey discovers possible extinct comet

    An asteroid discovered more than 100 years ago may not be an asteroid at all, but an extinct comet that is coming back to life, according to new observations. The night of December 11, Steve Larson with the Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) at the University of Arizona was searching for potentially...
  15. CASPER

    The Top 7 Space Stories of 2010

    In the year 2010, humanity made first contact with extraterrestrials — at least according to the sequel to the acclaimed film "2001: A Space Odyssey." Nothing quite so earth-shattering happened in the real world this year. But space-science researchers did make a number of extraordinary...
  16. New UFO Hunter

    Compilation of UFO or unexplained phenomena captured by NASA

    - Apollo 10 filmed a UFO that passes under the probe. - Shuttle mission STS-115 UFO filmed at a separation of external tank. - Apollo 16 filmed a UFO over the moon. - An object photographed by the ISS during Expedition 7 was officially classified by the NAS as an object "unidentified." -...
  17. CASPER

    Solar Sail Flotilla Could Divert Possibly Dangerous Asteroid

    A flotilla of solar sail spacecraft could change the course of the asteroid Apophis — which is headed a little too close to Earth for comfort — by shading the space rock from solar radiation, according to a French researcher. Such a plan could help shift Apophis into a slightly safer orbit by...
  18. CASPER

    Nature's coming attraction: Geminid meteor shower

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Stay tuned for nature's coming attraction. Early next week, the Geminid meteor shower will make its annual appearance, just in time for Christmas. Astronomers consider it the best meteor shower of the year, with more than 100 meteors streaking through the night sky every...
  19. CASPER

    Meteor Shower and Total Lunar Eclipse to Wow Skywatchers This Month

    Skywatchers, grab your blankets. December's night sky spectacular will feature the best meteor shower of 2010 as well as the only total lunar eclipse of the year -- sights that should outshine any New Year's Eve fireworks display in terms of sheer wonder. The massive Geminid meteor shower...
  20. CASPER

    A Week's Warning of Asteroid Strike Would Be Simple

    An early warning system that could give Earth a week's notice or more before a space rock destroyed a city would cost only $1 million per observatory, its leading proponent suggests. Given current technologies, this lead time would not be enough to mount a mission to deflect the incoming...
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