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An asteroid is definitely going to hit the Earth, expert warns

Added: 23.06.2017 20:56 | 1 views | 0 comments

Space is a dangerous place to be, and since the Earth is in space, every living thing on the planet is at risk of eventually feeling its wrath. Asteroids are the most clear and present threat that our Solar System poses to us, and you only need to look at the scars on the Earth, our moon, and other planets in our neighborhood to see exactly how real that danger is. Now, a Queen's University Belfast researcher is warning that the Earth is definitely going to be hit, it's just a matter of when.

The expert, Alan Fitzsimmons, points out that an event similar to that of the 1908 meteoroid explosion over the Tunguska region in Russia's Siberia — which leveled a forest and damaged buildings but didn't result in any human deaths — could happen again, and if it did happen over a major city, the results would be devastating.
"Astronomers find near-Earth asteroids every day and most are harmless," Fitzsimmons reportedly said. "But it is still possible the next Tunguska would take us by surprise, and although we are much better at finding larger asteroids, that does us no good if we are not prepared to do something about them."
It's a fitting warning as we approach June 30th, which is observed as Astroid Day. On June 30th, researchers and former astronauts will to answer questions from the general public which are sourced from social media. You can bet there will be plenty of talk about the potential for collisions with near-Earth objects, so if such a thing interests you, it's a great time to get the facts straight from the experts.

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How Jupiter split the asteroid belt in two shows its great age

Added: 14.06.2017 7:51 | 5 views | 0 comments

An analysis of meteorites shows that Jupiter divided the rocks of the asteroid belt into two families within the first million years of the solar system

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Atari Vault for PC for $4

Added: 09.06.2017 8:28 | 5 views | 0 comments

Bundle Stars offers Steam downloads of Atari Vault for Windows for $3.99. That's the lowest price we could find by $6. It includes 100 titles, such as Crystal Castles, Asteroids, Missile Command, Gravitar, Lunar Lander, Pong, and Major Havoc. Deal ends June 12.

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'Hazardous' space rocks that could smash into earth captured in terrifying new Nasa video

Added: 08.06.2017 13:57 | 8 views | 0 comments

Stargazers have warned for a while that an asteroid could hit earth


Earth Faces an Increased Risk of Being Hit by an Asteroid, Astronomers Warn

Added: 07.06.2017 12:03 | 3 views | 0 comments

Large asteroids may be lurking undiscovered within a meteoroid stream whose particles are hitting Earth, and scientists are urging a concentrated search for them.


14% off LEGO Marvel Super Heroes for PlayStation 4 and Xbox 360 - Deal Alert

Added: 06.06.2017 15:41 | 4 views | 0 comments

Smash, swing and fly in the first LEGO videogame featuring more than 100 of your favorite super heroes and villains from the Marvel Universe. In single and multiplayer modes, travel across a LEGO New York and visit key locations from the Marvel universe such as Stark Tower, Asteroid M, and X-Mansion.


What Does China's Tencent Want With Silicon Valley?

Added: 05.06.2017 4:35 | 6 views | 0 comments

In its quest to expand its global reach, Tencent Holdings has quietly become China’s top corporate investor in Silicon Valley, pouring money into everything from electric cars to moonshot ventures such as space tourism and asteroid mining.

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Rings and asteroids may explain ‘alien megastructure’ star

Added: 01.06.2017 14:15 | 4 views | 0 comments

It could be time to ditch the alien megastructure. A massive ringed planet and a swarm of asteroids may instead explain Tabby’s star

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