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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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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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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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More on Chelyabinsk

This article on the Bloomberg site reiterates the dangers of the Chelyabinsk asteroid strike.  Scientists now understand there might be five times as many of objects the size of the Chelyabinsk asteroid as previously thought.  However, the title of the article … Continue reading

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A Bolide Asteroid Roundup

During the past week, a number of news stories were reported about Bolides and Asteroids.  So we’ll do a round up of them. In a story reported by NBC News, American Astronaut Rusty Schweikart says that we should make a … Continue reading

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February 15 Meteor remnant recovered from frozen Russian Lake

Back in February, I posted a link to a USA Today story about a meteor crashing into the Ural Mountains near Chelyabinsk.  On Wednesday, the meteor was recovered from the bottom of Lake Chebarkul where it settled after it “plunged … Continue reading

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Asteroid that might hit the Earth in 2880

A story reported on Fox News about another potentially lethal asteroid at  the time I posted the announcement of my new book, The Catrobat.    This Asteroid named 1950 DA was first spotted in 1950.  Then, it was spotted again … Continue reading

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Near Miss With Asteroid 1998 QE2;

We dodged a celestial trainwreck today with the Asteroid 1998 QE2. The asteroid is 1.6 miles wide and has its own moon. It passed us by an estimated 3.6 million miles, but in terms of space, that was a close … Continue reading

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