Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Space Stuff: Another Near Miss

Earth/ Sky News tells us we had a near miss from an asteroid yesterday. It came within  2/10ths the distance of the moon. Too close for my comfort. Glad I read about it after the fact. I'd be a nervous wreck if I'd known before. The video on the page shows an eclipse of the asteroid. Watch for a minute or so and the asteroid disappears only to reappear a few seconds later. I guess that's when it passes through the Earth's shadow.


At 9:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NASA has 'Scout,' an early detection system. Unfortunately, Scout only data mines existing data sources for discovered asteroids rather than being a system specifically designed to find asteroids itself. NASA funding is a drop in the national budget bucket, but hey, it's only the planet. Who cares?

At 10:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just you wait its coming in your lifetime and not to far from the present you mark my words


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