Friday, January 17, 2020
Signs in the Sun Moon & Stars

Signs in the Sun Moon & Stars

A near-Earth asteroid currently identified as C0PPEV1 was spotted in the early morning hours Thursday by the Catalina Sky Survey, based in Arizona, and shortly thereafter by New Mexico’s Magdalena Ridge Observatory and Arizona’s Mt. Lemmon Steward Observatory. According...
The speedy asteroid is expected to swing by on a so-called “Earth close approach trajectory”. According to NASA, the asteroid’s closest approach will occur on the afternoon of Halloween, October 31. When this happens, NASA estimates the space rock will reach speeds of about...
NASA needs “more hands on deck” due to one asteroid threat in particular, claimed scientist Professor Greg Leonard, who works for the US space agency. NASA recently unveiled plans to team up with the University of Central Florida (UCF) in order...
The largest asteroid from the group is bigger than the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. According to the agency’s Centre for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), Earth will see a total of seven asteroids fly past on October 8. As noted by...
The disaster-inducing burst of radiation could hit us at any moment and threatens to cause widespread blackouts and knock out phone networks.Our Sun regularly pumps out bursts of highly charged particles, also known as solar flares, though few are...
Astronomers found a supermassive black hole in an active galactic nucleus producing rapid and periodic eruptions of X-rays every nine hours. The nucleus contains about 400 000 times the mass of the Sun and is about 250 million light-years...
DENVER– Around every 20 years, Friday the 13th coincides with a full moon. And that rare occurrence will happen today.According to the Farmer’s Almanac, we haven’t seen a combination like this since October 13th, 2000 and it won’t happen again...
And there’s a chance that one form of it could behave like tiny, high-speed projectiles, blasting through human flesh like bullets.In fact, the dark matter impact would generate so much heat that it would tunnel through body tissue as a flesh-melting plasma...
Buckle your seat belts, Earthlings — the late 2020s will offer an incredible spree of close asteroid flybys, and none will pose a threat to life on Earth.The six flybys of relatively large asteroids will happen over a span of...
The Moon is great, but apparently it’s just not enough for the city of Chengdu in China. Not satisfied with the meager light the Moon reflects back down to Earth at night, scientists in the region plan to launch...

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