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Asteroid

Discover the impact of meteors with Dr. Kring on Asteroid Day
June 24, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

On Feb. 15, 2013, with no warning, an asteroid 20 meters in diameter and weighing more than the Eiffel Tower plunged into the Earth’s atmosphere over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk at speeds in excess of 19 kilometers per second. At such a high speed, the 14,000-ton object exploded at altitude, creating a flash 30 […]

A big rock for Valentine’s Day? Watch our VP of Astronomy Carolyn Sumners discuss the massive asteroid zooming past Earth on Feb. 15
February 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

If you anticipated seeing stars this Valentine’s Day, you weren’t far off. Asteroid 2012 DA14 is projected to pass “dangerously close” to earth Feb. 15 — potentially taking out some important communication satellites. Discovered last year, the asteroid is half the length of a football field, weighs 130,000 metric tons and will pass Earth at […]

Don’t miss the Geminid Meteor Shower this Friday night! Here’s how, where and when to view
December 10, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

The annual Geminid Meteor Shower peaks this weekend, and we’ve got some tips for stargazers hoping to catch it. The New Moon falls on Thursday, Dec. 13 this year, which should guarantee us nice, dark night for viewing. The Geminid Meteor shower peaks every December and is one of the best, most reliable showers, producing […]

Science Doesn’t Sleep (9.4.08)
September 4, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

“Houston…we’ve got a SPAM problem.” photo credit: pingnews.com So here’s what went down after you logged off. There’s a new Manhattan floating around the Arctic – and it’s made of ice. Canada’s polar ice shelves are “crumbling at an alarming pace.” In other good news: sea levels will rise much faster than we thought. It’s […]


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