Comets and Asteroids

by / on December 30, 2016 at 7:27 pm

A comet will fly past Earth on New Year’s Eve.

Via Yahoo.com If you’re looking for an extra dose of fireworks this New Year’s Even, look to the skies for the chance to see a comet that only comes around every five years. The comet — named Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková — is set to appear somewhere near the crescent moon on Dec. 31. It won’t be visible to the naked eye, […]

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by / on December 13, 2016 at 4:15 pm

Earth woefully unprepared for surprise comet or asteroid, Nasa scientist warns

Via The Guardian: December 13, 2016, 8:06 am Large and potentially dangerous asteroids and comets are extremely rare, scientists said – ‘But on the other hand they are the extinction-level events.’ A rocket in storage and ready to launch within a year ‘could mitigate the possibility of a sneaky asteroid coming in from a place that’s hard to observe, like […]

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by / on November 16, 2016 at 2:54 pm

NASA and FEMA Rehearse for the Unthinkable: An Asteroid Strike on Los Angeles

Via The New York Times Imagine if scientists discovered that an asteroid was hurtling toward Los Angeles. The possibility has existed on the pages of Hollywood scripts. But in what may be a case of life imitating art, NASA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other government agencies engaged last month in a planetary protection exercise to consider the potentially […]

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by / on September 14, 2016 at 12:55 am

Argentina scientists unearth 30 tonne meteorite (Video)

Via News.com.au Nick Whighamnews.com.au ASTRONOMERS in Argentina have unearthed what some believe could be the second largest meteorite ever found on Earth. The meteorite was discovered on September 10 in the town of Gancedo, 1085km north of Buenos Aires. At this point the large rock that was excavated a few days ago from Campo del Cielo — a well known […]

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by / on September 13, 2016 at 11:40 pm

Visit to ‘Armageddon Asteroid’ Could Save Future Earth from Impact

Via Space.com By Nola Taylor Redd, Space.com Contributor | September 9, 2016 11:52am ET CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The asteroid-sample-return mission that launched into space yesterday (Sept. 8) may help protect Earth from future life-threatening impacts by rogue space rocks. The target of the OSIRIS-REx mission is an asteroid known as Bennu, which circles the sun just inside the orbit of Mars […]

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by / on September 9, 2016 at 10:58 pm

SECOND ASTEROID IN A MONTH SAILS BY WITHOUT US DETECTING IT FIRST

Asteroids pop up out of nowhere sometimes. It can be a bit scary. Via PopSci.com  SECOND ASTEROID IN A MONTH SAILS BY WITHOUT US DETECTING IT FIRST DO YOU WANT EXTINCTION? THIS IS HOW YOU GET EXTINCTION. By G. Clay Whittaker 5 hours ago Know what’s really comforting? When a completely unobserved asteroid snuck up on Earth at the end […]

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by / on February 13, 2016 at 11:35 pm

Medium-Sized Asteroid Hit Could Unleash Ice Age

Via Space.com More on the Chelyabinsk meteor. A strike by a medium-size asteroid could change Earth’s climate dramatically for a few years, making life difficult for people around the world, a new study suggests. Such an impact on land (as opposed to at sea) could cause average global temperatures to plunge to ice age levels and lead to steep drops […]

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by / on January 9, 2016 at 9:17 pm

Planetary defense: NASA creates office to oversee asteroid detection

Via RT.com With heightened concern over potential ‘Armageddon’-like asteroids causing a ‘Deep Impact’ on Earth, NASA has created a new office tasked with coordinating detection of potential crashes and “planning for planetary defense.” Part of NASA’s Planetary Science Division, the Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) will supervise all NASA efforts that track near-Earth objects (NEOs), such as asteroids and comets. […]

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by / on October 29, 2015 at 2:03 am

Rosetta detects molecular oxygen on Comet 67P for first time

Via ABC Science: The Rosetta spacecraft has detected significant levels of molecular oxygen coming from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in a discovery that has taken astronomers by surprise. The discovery, reported in the journal Nature, may provide new clues about the conditions and environment where the Earth, Sun and solar system were born 4.6 billion years ago. “This is the first comet […]

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by / on October 28, 2015 at 9:16 pm

Halloween Asteroid – City busting Earth Grazer imminent near miss

*Editors note:  Yet another eerily prescient reminder is discovered shortly after posting related media on this site.  Please read the Tunguska: The Great Siberian Thunderbolt series for evidence of this fact.  Also please see another example of this type of synchronicity occurring previously with Randall’s article on DA-14, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, and the subsequent Chelyabinsk meteor strike as […]

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