Is the Interstellar Space Object Emitting Radio Signals?

It’s a long shot, but scientists are about to listen very closely for radio signals from our solar system’s first known interstellar visitor      Ever since its discovery in mid-October as it passed by Earth already outbound from our solar system, the mysterious object dubbed ‘Oumuamua (Hawaiian for “first […]

Details About Interstellar Space Object | VIDEO

     New data reveal that the interstellar asteroid that recently zipped through our solar system is rocky, cigar-shaped, and has a somewhat reddish hue. It’s the first confirmed object from another star observed in our solar system, and was discovered Oct. 19 by the University of NASA11-24-17 Hawaii’s Pan-STARRS1 […]

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 10-11-17 The astronomy broadcasting service Slooh will air a webcast at 8 p.m. […]

Huge Asteroid ‘Florence’ Zooms Past Earth in Record-Breaking Flyby | VIDEO

A mountain-size space rock cruised past Earth this morning (Sept. 1) in a record-breaking encounter that has long had scientists drooling.      At 8:06 a.m. EDT (1206 GMT) today, the roughly 2.7-mile-wide (4.4 kilometers) asteroid 3122 Florence came within a mere 4.4 million miles (7 million km) of Earth […]

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

     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 […]

Bus-Size Asteroid Zips Near Earth (Video)

 var addthis_config = {“data_track_clickback”:true};       A bus-size asteroid that buzzed between the Earth and the moon at 3:25 p.m. EST (2025 GMT) on Thursday (Feb. 2) was spotted by one of the Slooh Community Observatory telescopes in the Canary Islands. By Calla Cofieldspace.com2-4-17 The asteroid, dubbed 2017 […]

100-Foot Asteroid to Buzz Earth

By NASA2-2-16      […] During the upcoming March 5 flyby, asteroid 2013 TX68 could fly past Earth as far out as 9 million miles (14 million kilometers) or as close as 11,000 miles (17,000 kilometers). The variation in possible closest approach distances is due to the wide range of […]

Huge Asteroid Skirts Earth On Christmas Eve | PHOTOs

These images of an asteroid that is at least 3,600 feet (1,100 meters) long were taken on Dec. 17, 2015, (left) and Dec. 22 (right) by scientists using NASA’s 230-foot (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California. This asteroid, named 2003 SD2020, will safely fly past Earth on Thursday, […]

Bus-Size Asteroid Buzzes Earth (12-19-15)

This size comparison shows the size of asteroid 2015 YB as compared to professional soccer player Lionel “The Flea” Messi. Credit: Slooh Community Observatory By Mike WallSpace.com12-19-15      A newly discovered asteroid the size of a city bus gave Earth a close shave this morning (Dec. 19), zipping well […]

Mystery Object WT1190F Blazes The Night Sky | VIDEO

Update: Whatever WT1190F Was, It Isn’t Any More By Phil Plaitwww.slate.com11-13-15      This morning, just before 06:20 UTC and right on schedule, a small bit of space junk called WT1190F slammed into Earth’s atmosphere at nearly 40,000 kilometers per hour. The huge pressure generated as it plowed through the […]