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NASA Spacecraft captured Ancient Mining Machine on Asteroid Eros?

Eros is an elongated peanut-shaped .asteroid and the first discovered and second-largest near-Earth object with a mean-diameter of approximately 16.8 kilometers and named after the Greek God of Love, Eros.

Eros was one of the first asteroids visited by a spacecraft, the first one orbited, and the first one soft-landed on.

NASA spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker visited Eros first with a 1998 flyby and entered orbit around 2000, and on February 12, 2001, at the end of its mission, it landed on the asteroid’s surface using its maneuvering jets.

The above particular image of Eros, taken from the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft on May 1, 2000, at an orbital altitude of 53 kilometers (33 miles), shows, according to NASA, a large rectangular boulder which is 45 meters across.

But is it really a boulder or could it be a sort of ancient mining machine?

Given the fact that data from the spacecraft collected on Eros in December 1998 suggests that it could contain 20,000 billion kilograms of aluminum and similar amounts of metals that are rare on Earth, such as gold and platinum, it is not unlikely that the so-called boulder is an mining machine that has been used by an advanced alien civilization for the extraction of all these valuable metals.

Image link: https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA02905

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Asteroid Approaching!

Asteroid Approaching!

     An asteroid the size of a house is set to give Earth a close shave, and you can watch part of the space rock’s approach live online this evening (Oct. 11).
By Mike Wall
Space.com
10-11-17

The astronomy broadcasting service Slooh will air a webcast at 8 p.m. EDT tonight (0000 GMT on Oct. 12) focused on the space rock 2012 TC4, which will zoom by Earth just a few hours later. You can watch the show directly on Slooh’s website. You can also watch the webcast on Space.com, courtesy of Slooh.

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Suspected huge asteroid explodes in the sky over Yunnan Province, China

A suspected huge asteroid entered Earth’s atmosphere over China on October 4, 2017 and exploded at 37 kilometers height near Shangri-La County in Southwest China’s Yunnan Province.

Some people caught the asteroid on camera at the moment of its final impact behind thick clouds. 

What strikes is the strange rectangular shaped cloud above the asteroid moments of its final impact as it doesn’t really look like a natural cloud but more like cloaked object!

NASA said that the explosion was equivalent to 540 tons of TNT. Seismic agencies registered a seismic impact of 2.1 Magnitude.

Asteroid and meteor observers speculate that there might be remains of the asteroid have been falling on the ground, since the asteroid exploded at a relatively low height above the Earth’s surface.

 

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Asteroid 2012 TC4 hurtling towards Earth and NASA is ‘Excited’!

Asteroid 2012 TC4 is heading towards Earth, with NASA claiming it gives their scientists a chance to test its space threat-scanning ability.

The asteroid has been out of range of telescopes since 2012. But on July 27, 31, and then again on Aug. 5, the approaching asteroid 2012 TC4 was observed again by Olivier Hainaut, Detlef Koschny and Marco Micheli of the European Space Agency using one of the European Southern Observatory’s 8.2-meter telescopes at its Very Large Telescope Observatory.

The scientists said they are “excited” by the asteroid, which could be as large as 130 feet in size and is expected to fly past Earth on October 12 and even though scientists cannot yet predict exactly how close it will approach, they are certain it will come no closer than 4,200 miles (6,800 kilometers) from the surface of Earth while NASA said it is “absolutely certain” the rock will miss the planet.

This asteroid was first spotted in 2012 and it was this asteroid that worried people who thought the Mayan ancient civilization has predicted the end of the world.

At this moment the asteroid is approaching at about 30,000 mph (14 kilometers per second), and will continue to brighten – reaching 13th magnitude at time of closest approach.

NASA scientists are planning to use its upcoming October close approach to Earth as an opportunity not only for science, but to test NASA’s planetary defense system. The defense will not fire missiles from Earth into space yet, they want to monitor the asteroid only.

 

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Mysterious bright object in the sky caught on security cam crashes in Northern Idaho

On September 4, 2017 an odd bright object in the sky was caught on the security cam of Jacquie McKay who lives in Bridge Lake BC. According to Jacquie she woke up of the flash.

Credit image and video: Jacquie McKay.

Eyewitness reports:

We felt it. It was way more intense than thunder, but not quite like an earthquake. It rattled the windows.

I saw a bright green streak, then the whole sky lit up green! Unlike anything I’ve ever seen! Was riding home on my bike, and happened to be looking at the sky at the right time.

This would explain the odd flashing of light I saw on the horizon when I was outside at this exact time. Spokane WA.

So far, it is unknown what the strange object may have been but it seems fire crews responding to reports of a crashed object in Bonners Ferry area, Northern Idaho, following…

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Glowing Meteorite crashes into homeowner’s backyard in Appling, Georgia

Jay Sullivent heard a loud bang and thought there had been a car accident on the road in front of his house in Appling, Georgia on July 21, 2017.

According to CratersNews, he went running outside but instead of a car accident he discovered a burnt circle of grass in his backyard with smoke still rising from it.

Approaching closer he discovered a flame and a small piece of pink colored rock in the middle of the spot and concluded that it was a small meteorite, before he took it out of the hole.

 

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How NASA Plans to Deflect an Asteroid | VIDEO

How NASA Plans to Deflect an Asteroid

     Killer asteroids on a crash course with Earth aren’t just for imaginative sci-fi movies. NASA recognizes rogue asteroids as a legitimate concern, so it’s developing a mission called the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART).
By Amanda Kooser
CNET
7-5-17

The space agency on Friday announced that DART is moving from concept development into a preliminary design phase and released a video showing how it might work.

DART is about testing out what NASA calls “the kinetic impactor technique.” This means smashing a spacecraft into an asteroid to redirect it to a safer path….

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Ancient Stone Pillars confirm date of Comet Strike that changed Human History

A team of researchers with the University of Edinburgh has found what they describe as evidence of a comet striking the Earth at approximately the same time as the onset of the Younger Dryas in carvings on an ancient stone pillar in southern Turkey.

The group has published their findings in the journal Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry.

Prior evidence based on ice cores taken from Greenland has suggested that a strike by a comet may have led to the onset of the Younger Dryas—a period of Earth cooling that lasted for approximately 1000 years.

Other evidence also suggests that the cooling period caused groups of people to band together to cultivate crops, leading to the development of agriculture, which in turn led to huge leaps in technological innovations and societal developments, i.e. Neolithic civilization. In this new effort, the researchers describe evidence they found on a stone pillar at Gobekli Tepe (the oldest known temple site) that aligns with the ice core findings—that a comet struck the Earth in approximately 10,950BC. 

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Strange 1.3 kilometers Wide Asteroid Caught on Radar as It Zooms by Earth

A strange asteroid 1.3 kilometers (3,280 feet) across streaked past Earth on Wednesday, giving astronomers a rare chance to check out a big space rock up close. XX

Dubbed 2014-JO25, the asteroid came nearest at 12.20 GMT and is now hurtling away from the centre of our solar system, said Ian Carnelli, an astronomer from the European Space Agency (ESA).

The Arecibo observatory in Puerto Rico—which has one of the world’s biggest radio telescopes—captured the 2014 JO25’s first images, showing a “dragon-shaped” object that is likely “two large asteroids that fused together”.

You may not see them, but space rocks whizz above our heads all the time. But large asteroids passing this close to Earth remain a rarity.

The next one will pass by in 2027, a 800-metre long object that will come within one Earth-to-the-Moon distance.

The last time 2014-JO25 was in our vicinity was 400 years ago, and its next close encounter with Earth won’t happen until sometime after 2600.

 

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Massive Asteroid To Buzz By Earth Today (4-19-17) | VIDEO

Massive Asteroid To Buzz By Earth Today

     The Earth will have a close encounter Wednesday with a massive asteroid nicknamed “The Rock.” NASA first learned about it three years ago, and it is the largest to pass by Earth since 2004. CBS News science and futurist contributor Michio Kaku joins “CBS This Morning”
By CBS This Morning
4-19-17

to discuss how the asteroid will not affect Earth, although it does show the dangers of nearby objects.

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