Asteroid 2004 BL86 - A Close Encounter

Asteroid 2004 BL86 -  A Close Encounter

As reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

On Monday January 26, 2015 a rather large asteroid will cruise past Earth at quite a close distance. So close, that it will mark the closest pass of an asteroid this size for the next 13 years! Though this passing will be super close, doomsayers are in for...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:20:07 EST

Latest Research Reveals a Bizarre and Vibrant Rosetta’s Comet

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We’ve subsisted for months on morsels of information coming from ESA’s mission to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Now, a series of scientific papers in journal Science offers a much more complete, if preliminary, look at Rosetta’s comet. And what a wonderful and complex world it is.(...)Read the rest of Latest Research Reveals a Bizarre and Vibrant Rosetta’s Comet (1,696 words) © Bob […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:17:20 +0000

CATS Out of The Bag, Crawling Around ISS for Science Down Below

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“Robotic controllers let the CATS out of the bag!” So says NASA spokesman Dan Huot in a cool new NASA timelapse video showing in detail how CATS crawled around the space stations gangly exterior and clawed its way into its new home – topped off with a breathtaking view of our home planet that will […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:49:01 +0000

There’s a Crack Forming on Rosetta’s 67P. Is it Breaking Up?

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Not all comets breakup as they vent and age, but for Rosetta’s comet 67P, the Rubber Duckie comet, a crack in the neck raises concerns. Some comets may just fizzle and uniformly expel their volatiles throughout their surfaces. They may become like puffballs, shrink some but remain intact. Comet 67P is the other extreme. The expulsion of […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:22:21 +0000

Greenland Ice In 3D Reveals 3 Distinct Climate Periods | Video

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Flying across Greenland more than 100 times, NASA's Operation IceBridge’s ice penetrating radar produced a three dimensional view, peering back to an Earth as it was over 115,000 years ago.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:15:48 EST

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