Apophis asteroid will be visible from Earth this weekend

An asteroid the size of three football fields will pass by a star and be visible from Earth on Sunday, February 21. But have no fear, there is no danger of it hitting our planet.  “The more that we can understand the orbits of asteroids like Apophis the better we can prepare,” said Will Snyder, Manager … Continue reading Apophis asteroid will be visible from Earth this weekend

Apophis flyby offers glimpse ahead of 2029- known as God of Chaos

Astronomers will have the opportunity to study the enormous space rock when it passes us by in March.Named ominously after the Egyptian god of chaos, Apophis measures 340 meters across and was first spotted by astronomers at the Kitt Peak National Observatory, Arizona in June 2004.bWhat made it particularly remarkable at the time was the … Continue reading Apophis flyby offers glimpse ahead of 2029- known as God of Chaos

A sign of doom? Six asteroids make ‘close approach’ to Earth on Biden’s inauguration day

Joe Biden’s reign as US president is due to get off to a rocky start – a barrage of asteroids are set to make “close approaches” to our planet as the Democrat takes the oath of office on Wednesday. NASA has identified six asteroids that will blaze past Earth on inauguration day. The space agency labelled … Continue reading A sign of doom? Six asteroids make ‘close approach’ to Earth on Biden’s inauguration day

6 Asteroids Will Make Close Approaches To Earth On Inauguration Day

After all of the weirdness that we have witnessed over the past year, it just wouldn’t feel right if something strange didn’t happen on Inauguration Day.  And right on cue, NASA is telling us that six asteroids will make close approaches to our planet within that 24 hour period.  One would be noteworthy, but six … Continue reading 6 Asteroids Will Make Close Approaches To Earth On Inauguration Day

A Massive 2,700 MEGATON asteroid might hit Earth this October

AN ASTEROID with the destructive power of 2,700 megatons of explosive TNT risks slamming into the Earth later this year, NASA’s asteroid trackers have revealed. The imposing asteroid, dubbed Asteroid FT3, will come barrelling past our home planet on October 3, 2019. NASA expects the flyby to mark the first of 165 approaches between 2019 … Continue reading A Massive 2,700 MEGATON asteroid might hit Earth this October

Jumbo asteroid has close shave with Earth

Jumbo asteroid has close shave with Earth An asteroid between 11 to 34 meters across (36 to 111ft), roughly the size of 10 jumbo African elephants, made a remarkably close approach to Earth on Monday morning, passing by at a distance only half that of the Moon. According to the Slooh Observatory, the space rock, dubbed … Continue reading Jumbo asteroid has close shave with Earth

Impact? Asteroid With Destructive “Power of 3 Billion Nukes” Narrowly Misses Earth

This is the power, hurtling from space, that could wipe us out like the dinosaurs. Or so they say. It could be a close call, with the potential to collide with Earth. Still, it’s an incredibly minute chance. Asteroids and meteors regularly pass by the planet, and not infrequently there are episodic peltings from space rock that … Continue reading Impact? Asteroid With Destructive “Power of 3 Billion Nukes” Narrowly Misses Earth