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8 known NEO Asteroids discovered that will pass within approximately 10LD or less (LD stands for "Lunar Distance")

There are currently 8 known NEO Asteroids discovered that will pass within approximately 10LD or less (LD stands for “Lunar Distance”), in the month of December 2016. 122 more words

Meteorite

Letters from 2026: Underground

(This is the fourth letter I received from Lawrence Krauss. Click here to start from the beginning.)

August 16, 2026

Soon we were driving underground. 540 more words

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Frontiers of Science: Illustrations for the AU Science Magazine (16/09).

The issue is available here.

The Solar Tour - The Asteroid Belt

Between Mars and Jupiter is a very large amount of space. But this space isn’t empty. In fact, it’s far from it. Much of the space between the planets is riddled with small and large rocky objects, called Asteroids. 390 more words

Space

December 01 - Asteroid 157 Dejanira

At 10km wide, and with an absolute magnitude of +10.6 and a rotation period of 15.82 hours, 157 Dejanira is a fairly ordinary main belt asteroid discovered by Alphonse Borelly on December 1st… 337 more words

Astronomy

Rooster-Based Planetary Defense Systems at Morial’s Den

“Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid” – Mark Twain

These days, we’re very concerned about being hit by an asteroid.  1,028 more words

Anthropology

The Green Emerald of Space

Hercules leapt, the boulder in space heaving beneath it. By the force of its mechanical foot propelling it 28,000 km across to the next asteroid, he had inadvertently lengthened the connecting planetoid’s diurnal rotation by 5.28 minutes, causing flexing shadows cast by the rays of a far off sun to flicker ever less slowly across its pitted and black metal surface. 358 more words

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