Category Archives: Maki and the Bolide

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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Extremely Close Shave with an Asteroid in March

                                    Asteroid TX68 might pass within 11,000 miles from Earth sometime in March, according to NASA.  It is a 100 foot in diameter … 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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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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A Close Encounter with the Asteroid 2004 BL86 on Monday January 26

According to today’s edition of  EarthSky, Asteroid 2004 BL86 will flyby Earth on Monday, January 26, at 9:20 AM Pacific Standard Time.  It will pass by Earth at 745,000 miles.  You might be able to see it with a large … Continue reading

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The first-ever comet lander – Philae lands on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

As reported by Earthsky.org: The Rosetta mission made history on November 12 by sending the first-ever probe down to soft-land on the surface of a comet. That landing took place a few months after the Rosetta mothership became [the] first … Continue reading

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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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The Pavlof Volcano is erupting in Alaska; Ring of Fire update.

Reuters is reporting that the Pavlof Volcano on the Alaska Peninsula has been erupting since May 30, 2014.  The Pavlof Volcano is located about  600 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska. This picture of the eruption was taken  from an airplane … Continue reading

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