Category Archives: Astronomy

Memories of a Moonless Night

Thanks to Danail Obreschkow for the You Tube I saw this video last week, which  brought back memories of my childhood. Those memories came from the year 1957-58 when I nearly died twice, but that’s another story for another time … Continue reading

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Update on asteroid 2013-TX-68

      This is the asteroid that was supposed to have a close flyby with Earth.  According to EarthSky, it was thought that this object would fly a little over 19,000 miles from the earth, which would be even … Continue reading

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Largest fireball since Chelyabinsk falls into the South Atlantic Ocean

The fireball exploded in the air 620 miles east of the coast of Brazil according to NASA, as reported in the UK Daily Mail.com, February 22, 2016.  This is the largest object of its kind since the February 2013 Chelyabinsk … Continue reading

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Holiday Week -End of Year Round-Up

I didn’t post anything for Christmas this year because, frankly, I was too exhausted.  Christmas music is everywhere and while I like it, I prefer to post good music that has been forgotten at least  by most people.  Good Christmas … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween — Another Asteroid Near Miss Updated

Update: We made it,  asteroid TB145 did not crash into Earth, but then those tracking it said there was no chance of that.  NASA-JPL now suggests that this asteroid is a dead comet, meaning the fire has burned out.  The … Continue reading

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New pictures of Pluto and its moon Charon

Here is a quicky post of a picture of Pluto with its moon Charon in the background.  This was downloaded by the New Horizons monitoring station in Australia today.  For more news about Pluto, check out the link with Earthsky. … Continue reading

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Pluto looks like a Planet to me

Earthsky has great coverage today of the New Horizon’s Long Range Imager.  It has taken almost a decade to arrive at its destination.  That is about what you might expect, but it is a sobering thought about space travel and … Continue reading

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Armageddon Today—Asteroid 1999 FN53—NOT!

Oh boy!  Today was going to be it.  It’s all over, a Maki and the Bolide event.   So said the UK Express with all caps 48 HOURS and MASS EXTINCTION on Tuesday.  What is missing is the word “might.”  … Continue reading

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Another Asteroid Near Miss

Asteroid 2015 HD1 came very close to hitting Earth this past Tuesday.  According to Earthsky,  the asteroid  came within 20 per cent of the distance between Earth and the Moon.  Since it was a small asteroid, it likely would have … Continue reading

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World’s Largest Asteroid Strikes In Australia

Scientists from Australia’s National University have uncovered what they believe to be the world’s largest asteroid impact zone in central Australia.  This, according to Clarissa Thorpe on the Australian Broadcast Network news site.  The pictures or rock formations above are … Continue reading

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