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NASA has found 16,000 asteroids near Earth. Don't panic.

(Source: www.vox.com)

Between 1988 and 2017, US sensors observed more than 700 fireballs from asteroids and space debris, most of them pretty small.

Even asteroids that don’t make it to Earth’s surface can cause damage. 1,709 more words


Bringing Outer Space Within Man's Grasp

… a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for? __ Robert Browning

… Falcon Heavy flights cost $90 million per launch, which is a fraction of the $300 million to $500 million per launch charged by United Launch Alliance for the Delta IV Heavy.

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Space Future

Guest Video: 1I: The First Interstellar Visitor

Oumuamua has been tumbling through interstellar space for a LONG time.

Also, per the reference at that link, it’s apparently red!

Featured image by Free-Photos, Pixabay. Public domain.

Ad Astra

The Day the Dinosaurs Died

Like pilgrims flocking to the site of an astronomical apparition, we reached the end of a fishing pier in the small village of Chicxulub (Chick-SHA-lube) on the northern coast of the Yucatán Peninsula, and squinted into the bright blue sky. 599 more words

Slow Travel

2018 goals

ah, well here we are in february and i’m posting about 2018 goals. well, it’s taken me a little bit to get a good idea of what those might be. 137 more words

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Half Truths: Noah Flood Myth

When we’re exploring the many half-truths within the world, there are none more prominent than Noah. I’m sure you’re all familiar with the Abrahamic story of Noah being warned by God about an epic flood which would erase all the evil of mankind, all the sin…and for some reason all the innocent animals, off the face of the planet. 2,131 more words


Asteroid coming close Friday: Don’t worry, we’re safe

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Another asteroid is headed our way — the second this week — but there’s no need to worry.

The newly discovered space rock will pass within 39,000 miles (64,000 kilometers) of Earth on Friday afternoon. 304 more words