Category Archives: Meteor strikes

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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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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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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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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Science v. Probability

Recently, I watched the above CNN clip of a confrontational interview between the founder of the Weather Channel and the host, Brian Seltzer.  Seltzer was much astonished and amused that the founder of the Weather Channel, John Coleman, is a … 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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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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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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