Category Archives: Meteor strikes

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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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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Another Asteroid —2013 TV135— Passes by the Earth

Ukrainian astronomers reported that asteroid  2013 TV135 passed by the Earth from 4.2 million miles. Some astronomers are predicting a slim chance of a collision with earth when it comes back around again.  If it were to hit, it would … 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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