Meteor Explodes over the Ural Mountains in Russia

At about 9:20am local time (5:20am GMT), a meteor entered the Earth’s atmosphere and exploded above the Ural Mountains in Russia, injuring more than 900 people. The injuries were mostly due to ear drum damage, broken glass, and other debris caused by a shock-wave. “Fragments of the meteor fell in a thinly populated area of the Chelyabinsk region, the Russian Emergency Ministry said in a … Continue reading Meteor Explodes over the Ural Mountains in Russia

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On Friday 15 February, a 50-meter asteroid named 2012 DA14 will approach Earth to within a distance of just ~28 000 km. The internet is buzzing about this near-miss because the object is expected to become brighter than 9th magnitude for approximately 3 hours (18h00-21h30 UTC), peaking at a brightness of 7th magnitude near 19h45 UTC. Although this is… Continue reading

Asteroid 2012DA14 – Live Broadcast

Short post to inform those interested that Space.com will cover Asteroid 2012 DA14 will fly live. The link is here. Previous posts on Asteroid 2012DA14: Asteroid 2012DA14 to Shoot through Near Earth Orbit Asteroid 2012DA14 – Update REPOST: What would happen if 2012DA14 were not an asteroid, but a probe from another solar system? Of course,it isn’t, but this possibility is explored in my science fiction short … Continue reading Asteroid 2012DA14 – Live Broadcast

Asteroid 2012DA14 – Update

UPDATE on Asteroid 2012DA14: New images and video from NASA No commentary needed. The images are self-explanatory. Source: http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/WO-AM190B_ASTER_G_20121228195408.jpg Source: SPACE.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration REPOST: What would happen if 2012DA14 were not an asteroid, but a probe from another solar system? Of course,it isn’t, but this possibility is explored in my science fiction short story, A Taste of Earth … Continue reading Asteroid 2012DA14 – Update