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Asteroid approach!

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Beware!  Run and hide!   Or perhaps not,  since NASA considers 1.1 million miles from earth to be a  “very close  approach.”   Maybe it ill comfort you to know that the agency thinks there is no chance that asteroid 2014 JO25 will actually collide with our blue ball.

If you know someone with a decent amateur telescope,  ask to watch the asteroid tonight.

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April 19, 2017 at 1:11 pm

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Me and my shadow…

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Scientists have just discovered  an asteroid  which orbits the sun in such a way that it’s never far from Earth,  making it a quasi-satellite of our planet.   The odd thing is that the space rock has been doing this for about a century,  yet has only recently been found.

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June 17, 2016 at 10:11 am

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Dinosaurs not wiped out by asteroid…

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We can no longer  blame a  global firestorm accompanying an asteroid for  killing off the dinosaurs, yet another example of scientists of one sort or another being wrong.   I’m not sure that  “colossal bad luck”  is much of a scientific explanation.

 

 

 

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January 27, 2015 at 12:36 am

Dinosaur demise…

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A bit more  proof has been  found that an asteroid or meteor did at least hasten the demise of the dinosaurs.

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February 8, 2013 at 11:57 pm

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