Category Archives: Bolide Strikes

Bolide update: USAF and NASA problems with tracking data settled

The above video is a compilation of dashboard footage from motorists of the Chelyabinsk bolide strike that was reported here February 15, 2013 in this and subsequent posts. It was the largest bolide strike to hit Russia in 100 years. … Continue reading

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Newly Discovered Asteroid to have near miss with Earth Tomorrow

Asteroid 2014 RC is expected to come very close to Earth tomorrow, at close to the same distance that weather and communications orbit in geosynchronous orbit.  (i.e., they appear to be stationary but remain in orbit above a fixed place … Continue reading

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New Siberian Craters and Escaping Methane Gases

  Toward the end of last week, EarthSky News  emails contained a link to unexplained craters in Siberia.  Reindeer herders in the Yamalo-Nenets region of the northern Ural mountains, questioned on the scene, had different stories to tell.  Some said … Continue reading

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Another Asteroid Near Miss

Asteroid 2014 HL 129 passed between the Earth and the Moon on Saturday, May 3rd. This, according to NASA’s Asteroid Watch Project at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The article is at Space.com.  The video animation follows here.  You’ll have … Continue reading

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We’re lucky no large Asteroid has hit a major city, according to Astronauts Lu, Jones, and Anders

Astronauts say only luck has prevented a large Asteroid from hitting a large city around the world, according to Phys Org.  Today is Earth Day.  An event is scheduled for 8 PM PDT at the Seattle Museum of Flight, Seattle, … Continue reading

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What causes Earthquakes? Alfred Wegener and Continental Drift. Part 1

  From the era of the exploration, Cartographers speculated that the continents were torn apart and or had drifted away from one another.  Abraham Ortelius speculated in 1596 on the idea of continental drift having been caused by earthquakes and … Continue reading

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An Asteroid with rings.

According to this article in Wired Yesterday, Astronomers have discovered an asteroid with rings around it., much to their astonishment. The asteroid is named Chariklo and orbits between Saturn and Uranus.   Only Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus, and most famously Saturn … Continue reading

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Three Asteroids set to flyby the earth; Hubble telescope observes an Asteroid crack-up

As reported on NVONews  Astronomers following the Hubble Telescope are set to watch three Asteroids flyby the earth.   Meanwhile, after tracking its movments, Astronomers watched as Asteroid  P3/ 2013 “….disintegrated chunk by chunk.”  Check it out at the link.  Thanks … Continue reading

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An Asteroid, Bolide, Meteor Roundup one year after Chelyabinsk

          This  picture is  from a Space.com  article by Mike Wall remembering the one year anniversary of the Chelyabinsk Asteroid event.  In the picture, it looks as if the angle of entry is about  20 degree … Continue reading

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Spectacular Martian impact crater spotted by orbiter camera

There is a great picture of this Martian impact at ars techica in an article published last week.  Check it out.  Thanks again to Instapundit for the tip.

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