Tag: taurid

An artist’s conception of an asteroid hurtling toward Earth. PHOTO: ALAMY

The Asteroid Peril Isn’t Science Fiction

Via the Wall Street Journal: Even if we managed to spot a small but dangerous asteroid heading for Earth, we currently have no means to stop it. By Gordon L. Dillow July 5, 2019 11:09 am ET In May, a group of international scientists assembled near Washington, D.C., to tackle an alarming problem: what to do about an asteroid hurtling […]

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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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The banner image above is Comet 73/P Schwassman-Wachmann fragmenting in orbit

Napier: Not So Fast Bos…. – The Cosmic Tusk

Via CosmicTusk.com ABSTRACT “Intersection with the debris of a large (50-100 km) short-period comet during the Upper Palaeolithic provides a satisfactory explanation for the catastrophe of celestial origin which has been postulated to have occurred around 12900 BP, and which pre-saged a return to ice age conditions of duration 1300 years. The Taurid Complex appears to be the debris of […]

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