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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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Beware WT1190F!

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That’s the designation for the piece of space debris scheduled to hit Earth this Friday the 13th.  It appears that Sri Lanka is the likely location,  so we don’t have too much to worry about in the USA.   Thought to be a discarded rocket body,  it’s  unlikely to  cause any death or destruction,  but should light up the sky over the Indian Ocean for a bit.

 

 

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November 13, 2015 at 10:12 am

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Earth landscapes from space…

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It’s an ugly world these days,  but there is still beauty to be seen.   Try these shots  of Earth from the members of Expedition 42 on the Space Station.

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March 7, 2015 at 11:52 pm

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What a beautiful blue marble…

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With all the disasters swamping the world and depressing us,  it’s good to be reminded,  courtesy of NASA,  what a lovely planet we dwell on.   It’s worth fighting for,  don’t you think?

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August 11, 2014 at 10:13 am

Earth makes art…

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Enjoy these  astonishing aerial  photos of our good Earth.

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June 8, 2014 at 10:12 am

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What astronauts see…

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This video of  the view of Earth from above is so compressed I had to play it several times to really see all of it,  but I think you’ll find it as fascinating as I did.  especially all the flights coming and going.

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March 7, 2014 at 10:14 am

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