Category: Comets and Asteroids

The Comet That Changed Humanity

The Comet That Changed Humanity

Via: Underknown Comets fly through space all around our beautiful blue marble, but there is new evidence that suggests that an impact from one such comet changed the course of human history. Subscribe to our Channel: https://goo.gl/RgDszL *Editor’s note: There has in fact been found two craters associated with the Younger Dryas Impact Event! Please see George Howard’s voluminous work […]

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This Video Was Made from 400,000 Photos of Comet 67p Taken by Rosetta

This Video Was Made from 400,000 Photos of Comet 67p Taken by Rosetta

Via PetaPixel From 2014 to 2016, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft followed the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67p) around space: collecting scientific data, sending a probe to its surface, and capturing some 400,000 photographs of the comet. This cinematic video was made from those photos. The short film above was created by Motion Designer Christian Stangl and Composer Wolfgang Stangl, who […]

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Younger Dryas Glacier Ice Boulder Re-entry – Antonio Zamora

Younger Dryas Glacier Ice Boulder Re-entry – Antonio Zamora

Via Antonio Zamora This video examines the premise that the ice boulders ejected from the Laurentide Ice Sheet survived the reentry through the atmosphere without completely melting. An experiment estimates the amount of ice lost to ablation. Related links: Killer Comet: What the Carolina Bays tell us Why Science Should Cherish Its Rebels – Graham Hancock “Of these, the first, […]

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“God Of Chaos” Asteroid Will Get Closer Than Orbiting Satellites In 2029, Researchers Warn Impact Would Be “Devastating For All Life”

“God Of Chaos” Asteroid Will Get Closer Than Orbiting Satellites In 2029, Researchers Warn Impact Would Be “Devastating For All Life”

Via ZeroHedge.com By Tyler Durden 8/19/2019 It may be 10 years away, but NASA is already preparing for the arrival of what is being called the “God of Chaos” asteroid, which is slated to skim past the earth in 10 years, according to Express. The asteroid has been named 99942 Apophis. The asteroid is gargantuan, measuring 340 meters across, and […]

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An unexpected asteroid named 2019 OK just flew between Earth and the Moon, hammering home the need for continued improvements in both finding and tracking potentially hazardous asteroids.

A “CITY-KILLER” ASTEROID JUST MISSED HITTING EARTH TODAY

A “CITY-KILLER” ASTEROID JUST MISSED HITTING EARTH TODAY Via:Newsweek.com BY MATT KEELEY ON 7/25/19 AT 5:33 PM EDT Earth nearly had a devastating collision with an asteroid travelling at nearly 15 miles a second today. Asteroid 2019 OK, estimated to be between 187 feet and 427 feet in diameter, came within 43,500 miles of striking the Earth — closer than […]

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Can we deflect a killer asteroid?

Can we deflect a killer asteroid?

RT America Published on Jul 8, 2019 NASA’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies has detected 1,120 Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) so far this year. RT America’s Trinity Chavez reports for the News with Rick Sanchez on the likelihood of Earth being struck by one of these objects. She also discusses known asteroids that are particularly worrisome to astronomers and how […]

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This artist’s impression shows the first interstellar object discovered in the Solar System, `Oumuamua. Observations made with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and others show that the object is moving faster than predicted while leaving the Solar System. Researchers assume that venting material from its surface due to solar heating is responsible for this behaviour. This outgassing can be seen in this artist’s impression as a subtle cloud being ejected from the side of the object facing the Sun. As outgassing is a behaviour typical for comets, the team thinks that `Oumuamua’s previous classification as an interstellar asteroid has to be corrected.

Comet mission given green light by European Space Agency

Via: Physics World 21 Jun 2019 The European Space Agency (ESA) is to launch a probe to visit a comet originating from the outer solar system. The €150m Comet Interceptor spacecraft, proposed by a team led by UK-based researchers, will launch in 2028. It will be the space agency’s first so-called “fast” or F-class mission, which take under a decade […]

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What will happen when asteroid hits earth? Rick Sanchez and Randall Carlson Discuss

What will happen when asteroid hits earth? Rick Sanchez and Randall Carlson Discuss

#NewsWithRickSanchez #QuestionMore #RTAmerica As the world prepares for Asteroid Day 2019, the Earth is in the midst of a potentially threatening media shower. Geological and anthropological theorist Randall Carlson of Geocosmicrex.com joins Rick Sanchez to share his expertise. He says that there are “near misses” of cosmic debris on a monthly basis. [pullquote] “The odds are higher than most people […]

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Earth Is Moving Toward The Same Meteor Swarm That Scientists Believe Caused The Tunguska Explosion Of 1908

Earth Is Moving Toward The Same Meteor Swarm That Scientists Believe Caused The Tunguska Explosion Of 1908

Via End Of America Blog June 16, 2019 by Michael Snyder. Over the next several weeks, our planet will have a close encounter with the Taurid meteor swarm. It will be the closest that we have been to the center of the meteor swarm since 1975, and we won’t have an encounter this close again until 2032. So for astronomers, […]

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This false-color graphic shows the topography of the far side of the Moon. The warmer colors indicate high topography and the bluer colors indicate low topography. The South Pole-Aitken (SPA) basin is shown by the shades of blue. The dashed circle shows the location of the mass anomaly under the basin. Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/University of Arizona

Mass anomaly detected under the moon’s largest crater

JUNE 10, 2019 Mass anomaly detected under the moon’s largest crater by Baylor University A mysterious large mass of material has been discovered beneath the largest crater in our solar system—the Moon’s South Pole-Aitken basin—and may contain metal from the asteroid that crashed into the Moon and formed the crater, according to a Baylor University study. “Imagine taking a pile […]

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Illustration of the Taurid Swarm Core. Credit: Western University

Study investigates potential risk of Taurid meteor swarm

Via Phys.org by Jeff Renaud, University of Western Ontario A new study from Western University posits proof to the possibility that an oncoming swarm of meteors—likened to the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot by some extraterrestrial experts—may indeed pose an existential risk for Earth and its inhabitants. (That’s us.) When considering catalysts for catastrophic collision, there are two main sources […]

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NASA Issues A Warning: Meteorites Are “A Threat To The Earth!”

NASA Issues A Warning: Meteorites Are “A Threat To The Earth!”

Via ZeroHedge.com “We know for a fact that the dinosaurs did not have a space program,” he added. “But we do, and we need to use it.” Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, On Monday, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine warned that meteors that could destroy an entire state in the United States and that they are a real threat to […]

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Scientists hope samples from the Ryugu asteroid will shed light on the origins of the solar system

Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe to land on asteroid on Feb 22 – Phys.org

Via Phys.org A Japanese probe sent to examine an asteroid in order to shed light on the origins of the solar system is expected to land on the rock later this month, officials said Wednesday. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said the Hayabusa2 probe is expected to touch down on the Ryugu asteroid at 8am local time on February […]

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Massive Crater Discovered Under Greenland Ice

Massive Crater Discovered Under Greenland Ice

NASA Goddard Published on Nov 14, 2018 In a remote area of northwest Greenland, an international team of scientists has made a stunning discovery, buried beneath a kilometer of ice. It’s a meteor impact crater, 300 meters deep and bigger than Paris or the Beltway around Washington, DC. It is one of the 25 largest known impact craters on Earth, […]

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Big batch of asteroids buzz Earth in a single week

Big batch of asteroids buzz Earth in a single week

An unusual number of space rocks passed by for a visit ahead of the holidays. Via Cnet BY ERIC MACK NOVEMBER 20, 2018 11:01 AM PST As the Leonid meteor shower was lighting up skies with bright fireballs over the past week, some bigger space rocks were also zipping over us. No fewer than six asteroids have flown closer to […]

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The 2015 Taurid shower produced many fireballs, or exceptionally bright meteors. Here’s another one, captured in 2015 by Jeff Dai in Tibet.

Are asteroids hiding among the Taurids?

By Eddie Irizarry in ASTRONOMY ESSENTIALS | SPACE | October 15, 2018 Via EarthSky.Org And, more to the point, are any asteroids that might be hidden in the Taurid meteor stream potentially hazardous to Earth? It’s the time of year for the long-lasting Taurid meteor shower. If you glimpse any, think about this. Last year, a team of researchers from […]

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Is An Asteroid Coming? NASA’s ‘Planetary Defense Coordination Office’ Budget Suddenly Spikes To $150 Million – Zerohedge

Is An Asteroid Coming? NASA’s ‘Planetary Defense Coordination Office’ Budget Suddenly Spikes To $150 Million – Zerohedge

Via Zerohedge by Tyler Durden Wed, 10/17/2018 – 20:45 It didn’t make many national headlines, but the proposed budget for NASA’s “Planetary Defense Coordination Office” was just increased by 90 million dollars. At a time when our national budget is already stretched to the max, this seems like an odd thing to be spending so much money on. As you […]

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The comet has a human skull face and has been dubbed the Halloween asteroid (illustration)

Eerie ‘death comet’ with a SKULL face will zip past Earth just after Halloween

Via: DailyMail.co.uk Eerie ‘death comet’ with a SKULL face will zip past Earth just after Halloween (but don’t worry, it will be 25 MILLION miles away) A ‘death comet’ will pass earth November 11 about 24million miles away It last showed itself on Halloween 2015 about 302,000 miles away from earth The comet has a human skull face and has […]

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Artist’s impression of NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft speeding toward the smaller of the two bodies in the Didymos asteroid system.

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Asteroid-Deflection Mission Passes Key Development Milestone

AUGUST 30, 2018 Via John Hopkins Applied Physics Category APL-Led Asteroid-Deflection Mission Passes Key Development Milestone Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory The first-ever mission to demonstrate an asteroid deflection technique for planetary defense has moved into the final design and assembly phase, following NASA’s approval on Aug. 16. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), being designed, built and […]

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Animation showing asteroids in the solar system between Jan 1, 1999, and Jan 31, 2018 © YouTube / NASA

Blood-curdling video shows near-Earth asteroids spotted by NASA have skyrocketed in 20yrs

Via Rt.com via GIPHY Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) are asteroids and comets in orbits that come within 121 million miles (195 million km) of the sun, and also within roughly 30 million miles of Earth’s orbit around our star. Data from January 1, 1999 to the end of January 2018 shows the spectacular increase in asteroid discoveries in the Solar System. […]

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