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Huge asteroid that narrowly missed Earth slipped through the net Nasa emails reveal: I wonder how many times this has happened without the asteroid being discovered at all? Scott Kelly, Asteroid Mining, Astronomical Events, Hubble Space Telescope, Us Government, Election Day, Dark Matter, Product Launch, Earth

Huge asteroid that narrowly missed Earth ‘slipped through the net’

‘I wonder how many times this has happened without the asteroid being discovered at all?’

Discovered by an amateur astronomer, the inbound object is only the second of its kind yet detected. Comets And Asteroids, Astronomical Events, Star System, A Perfect Circle, Constellations, Genre, Sunlight, Life Hacks, Black Holes

Bizarre comet from another star system just spotted

Discovered by an amateur astronomer, the inbound object is only the second of its kind yet detected.

An asteroid is set to fly right past Earth on Thursday, but NASA says the rock isn’t posing a threat to our planet.The 2012 asteroid, estimated to be between 10 and 30 metres in size, will zoom past the planet on Oct. 12 within the moon’s orbit. National Geographic, University Of Hawaii, Close Shave, Our Solar System, Spacecraft, Image Shows, 3 D, At Least, April 19

A monster asteroid twice the size of The Shard is heading for Earth

We're due for a close encounter with a gigantic space rock on September 14.

On Thursday evening, a huge comet called is set to glow its brightest and will be visible to the naked eye. Astronomical Events, Going Fishing, Interstellar, Rest Of The World, Stargazing, Solar System, Night Skies, Constellations, Astronomy

Huge Comet 168P Will Light Up The Sky This Week

Stargazers, you want to mark your calendars now!

Scientists stunned by “city killer” asteroid that just missed Earth — The Washington Post Perseid Meteor Shower, Astronomical Events, Space Photography, Scientists, Astronomy, Organize, Nerd, Earth, Science

Scientists stunned by “city killer” asteroid that just missed Earth — The Washington Post

"Hopefully, this will be a timely reminder that we need to deal with the threat," one astronomer said. "It's not a Hollywood movie, it is a clear and present danger."

Planetary Society launched its crowdfunded LightSail 2 spacecraft on June 25 and expanded its solar sail. LightSail 2 spacecraft will solar sail just Nasa, Indiana, Polo Sul, Spacex Falcon Heavy, Les Satellites, Nursing Student Tips, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mission Control

LightSail2 has just unfurled its sails and is now powered by the sun

The spacecraft is now harnessing sunlight to power itself on low Earth orbit. The news: Engineers pushed a button yesterday to unfurl LightSail2’s sails, which have a surface area of 340 square feet (32 square meters) and are thinner than a human hair. How it works: Rather than using wind to move, solar sails harness…

A partnership of scientists has been studying a conceptual spacecraft called the Hypervelocity Asteroid Mitigation Mission for Emergency Response (HAMMER) vehicle, designed to deflect dangerous asteroids before they reach us. Thing 1, Emergency Response, The Weather Channel, Spacecraft, Solar System, Empire State Building, Astronomy, Nasa, Solar

Nasa 'unable to deflect apocalypse asteroid which could hit Earth in 2175'

Humanity could be in big trouble unless we figure out a way of dealing with gigantic doomsday space rock

Quasar 279 - The best look ever of the center of a distant quasar, an ultra-bright galaxy with a supermassive black hole at its core, 5 billion light-years from Earth. Cosmos, Spiegel Online, Star Formation, Sistema Solar, Light Year, Stephen Hawking, Interstellar, Deep Space, Milky Way

Astronomers are about to photograph a black hole and its point-of-no-return for the first time

They'll combine the power of many radio observatories to form an Earth-size telescope. Their target: A monster black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

The Earth From Above - This NASA image shows the aurora australis observed from the International Space Station on May This aurora image was taken during a geomagnetic storm that was most likely caused by a coronal mass ejection from the sun on May Earth And Space, Northern Lights From Space, Aurora Borealis From Space, Alaska, Earth's Magnetic Field, Earth Photos, International Space Station, Sistema Solar, Nature

Does an anomaly in the Earth's magnetic field portend a coming pole reversal?

Are we headed to a magnetic reversal and all the global disruption that would bring? Enter archaeomagnetism. A look at the archaeological record in southern Africa provides some clues.

Our Solar System How Our Solar System Will End In The Far Future - It took billion years to get us to this point. But there's a whole lot of time left to go. Earth And Space Science, Earth From Space, Solar Energy System, Our Solar System, Snowball Earth, Spitzer Space Telescope, Astronomical Events, Solar Solutions, Next Generation Science Standards

How Our Solar System Will End In The Far Future

It took 13.8 billion years to get us to this point. But there's a whole lot of time left to go.

The Earth’s magnetic field surrounds our planet like an invisible force field – protecting life from harmful solar radiation by deflecting charged particles away. Far from being constant, this field is continuously changing. Outer Core, Astronomical Events, Earth's Magnetic Field, Global Map, Steel Cage, Places In Europe, Space Time, Space Exploration, Astronomy

Why the Earth's magnetic poles could be about to swap places - and how it would affect us

The Earth’s magnetic field surrounds our planet like an invisible force field – protecting life from harmful solar radiation by deflecting charged particles away. Far from being constant, this field is continuously changing. Indeed, our planet’s history includes at least several hundred global magnetic reversals, where north and south magnetic poles swap places. So when’s the next one happening and how will it affect life on Earth?During a reversal the magnetic field won’t be zero, but will…

How does solar activity affect weather on Earth? Here are updates on current solar activity: Sunspot numbers, solar flares, solar cycle and more. Bh Cosmetics, Solar Activity, Mellow Yellow, Solar Energy, Solar Power, Outer Space, Solar System, Northern Lights, Brazil

Galactic cosmic rays burst through a crack in Earth's magnetic shield

A crack in the Earth's magnetosphere let in galactic cosmic rays and triggered huge geomagnetic storms

The world is about to see the biggest supermoon in living memory - The year is set to close with the biggest moon that most people alive will ever have seen. The satellite is set to get closer – an so brighter a. Moon Photos, Moon Pictures, Big Moon, Full Moon, Photoshop Cloud, Eclipse Lunar, Astronomical Events, The Moon Is Beautiful, Moon Dance

The world is about to see the biggest supermoon in living memory

The moon will be closer to Earth than it has been since 1948, and it won’t get as close again until 2034