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Tag: Asteroid

NASA Engineer Destroys Empire’s Death Star Plans with Truth Bomb

NASA Engineer Destroys Empire’s Death Star Plans with Truth Bomb
See this dude right here? He’s not Lex Luthor. He’s NASA engineer Brian Muirhead. Brian says the plans that the Rebels fought so hard to get and the evil Empire worked hard to design and build are crap.

Leonard Nimoy Gets Asteroid Named After Him

Leonard Nimoy Gets Asteroid Named After Him
If you are a fan of science fiction in any form, you surely know the name Leonard Nimoy. Nimoy played Spock in the original Star Trek series and in many movies on the big screen including the Star Trek reboot.
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Asteroid 2014 DX110 Will Pass Between the Earth and Moon today

Asteroid 2014 DX110 Will Pass Between the Earth and Moon today
A rather large asteroid named 2014 DX110 is set to make a “close approach” to the Earth today. Astronomers say the asteroid will indeed pass between the Earth and Moon. While that sounds frighteningly close to use, it’s actually very far away.

JAXA Test Fires Space Cannon It Plans on Firing at Asteroid

JAXA Test Fires Space Cannon It Plans on Firing at Asteroid
The Japanese space agency known as JAXA has announced that it has conducted a test of its space cannon that will be used to remotely fire a 4-pound metal projectile into the surface of an asteroid.

NASA Says Asteroid Probably Won’t Hit the Earth in 2032

NASA Says Asteroid <em>Probably</em> Won’t Hit the Earth in 2032
One of the scary things about the asteroids that zip around our solar system is that scientists simply don’t know all of them that are out there. While the chances of a gigantic asteroid smashing into the Earth with enough force to wipe us out is slim, the Earth is pelted with smaller asteroids all the time.

Asteroid Upstages Mumford & Sons during Outdoor Concert

Asteroid Upstages Mumford & Sons during Outdoor Concert
A bunch of music fans at an outdoor concert for the group Mumford & Sons were treated to quite a sight earlier this week. The concert was being held at an outdoor amphitheater in Pelham, Alabama – about 20 miles south of Birmingham.

Giant Asteroid Could Destroy the Earth in the Distant Future

Giant Asteroid Could Destroy the Earth in the Distant Future
Unless you follow these things, you probably didn’t know that a gigantic asteroid passed by the Earth over this past week. This time around, the gigantic asteroid, known as 4179 Toutatis, was about 4.3 million miles from the Earth.

Asteroid Dust Cloud Could Be Used to Fix Global Warming

Asteroid Dust Cloud Could Be Used to Fix Global Warming
A group of scientists from Scotland have an insane idea to help reverse the effects of global warming here on Earth. The scientists think they can grab a near-Earth asteroid called 1036 Ganymed and use it to him to create a massive dust cloud to block some of the Sun’s energy from warming the Earth.

Astronomers Discover Giant Asteroid Only Four Days before Earth Flyby

Astronomers Discover Giant Asteroid Only Four Days before Earth Flyby
Distances in space can be a little bit confusing because what science considers close is in reality usually very, very far away. Take for instance the giant asteroid that was discovered on June 10 by Siding Spring Observatory in Australia.

Armageddon It: A Nuke Really Could Save the World from an Asteroid

Armageddon It: A Nuke Really Could Save the World from an Asteroid
Back in the late 90s, Bruce Willis was in a flick called Armageddon. This was a movie in which an asteroid was hurling towards Earth and we had to scramble to destroy it before it made life extinct.

Asteroid to Streak Closer to Earth than Moon’s Orbit

Asteroid to Streak Closer to Earth than Moon’s Orbit
NASA says that the Earth is in no danger, but an asteroid will come very close to Earth in the cosmic scale of things. The asteroid is called YU55 and it will streak by Earth closer than the moon’s orbit next week.

Dawn Spacecraft in Orbit around Vesta Asteroid, Bruce Willis Not Involved (Yet)

Dawn Spacecraft in Orbit around Vesta Asteroid, Bruce Willis Not Involved (Yet)
I really like NASA and space travel. I sincerely wish that Obama and others in Washington had left NASA with the money to actually send humans to continue to do some of the adventuring. NASA announced over the weekend that after four years and 117 million miles the unmanned spacecraft Dawn has entered orbit around the Vesta asteroid in our asteroid belt.

Asteroid Came Really Close to Earth (and Most of Us Had No Clue)

Asteroid Came Really Close to Earth (and Most of Us Had No Clue)
We have probably all heard the clamoring by people over the years that we need to have a better warning system in place to warn us of asteroids that are on a path to collide with the Earth.
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