Category Archives: Post Apocalypse

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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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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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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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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Promo time: Maki and the Bolide comes to life in Siberia this day

In this story in USA Today, a meteor or bolide flashed across the sky and crashed near Chelyabinsk in the Ural Mountains of Russia today. It was estimated to be about 7,000 tons and about the size of a bus. … Continue reading

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