Supermoon

If you have been fortunate enough to have a clear sky in last couple of days, you may have noticed that the moon is especially bright and large. This is no coincidence, since this month’s lunar perigee (221,796 miles) occurs at around the same time as the official moment of the moon’s full phase. We have had three supermoons in a row this summer, but this weekend’s … Continue reading Supermoon

Asteroid 2000 EM26 – Live Broadcast

It’s February already and time for another Near Earth Asteroid flyby. We had asteroid 2012 DA14 fly by last year between the earth and the moon’s orbit. In an odd coincidence, fragments from another, unrelated meter hit the Earth on the same day, and its air-burst shockwave caused property damage in Chelyabinsk, Russia. See a previous post for more details: Meteor Explodes over the Ural Mountains in Russia. This year’s February … Continue reading Asteroid 2000 EM26 – Live Broadcast

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

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