June 30, 2022 is the first live event since 2019… After being in the virtual realm, June 30 marks the return of in person Asteroid Day with the event taking place in Luxembourg, with Asteroid Day Live 2022. What is Asteroid Day? Asteroid Day, also known as International Asteroid Day, is an annual global event which is held on the anniversary of the Tunguska…Read More
Tau Herculids A Possible Surprise Meteor Shower!
We might have the opportunity to witness a possibly intense meteor event due to a comet that split apart in 1995. Apparently, it is still fracturing. It could cause a spectacular mini meteor shower called the Tau Herculids… It’s parent comet is 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3, which was discovered back in 1930, by German observers Arnold Schwassmann and Arno Arthur Wachmann . Tau Herculids…Read More
Check out the 2022 Lyrid meteor shower!
It’s April and it’s time for the Lyrids… The Lyrids are a meteor shower that can be seen from April 16 to April 25 each year. The radiant of the meteor shower is located in the constellation Lyra, near Vega, its brightest star. The peak of the shower is typically around April 22 each year. The source of the meteor shower are particles of dust from…Read More
Spy Satellites data Confirmed Discovery of the First Interstellar Meteor￼
U.S. Strategic Command officials confirmed Wednesday that the crash of small meteor that crashed of the Northeast Coast of Papua New Guinea in 2014 actually traveled from another solar system before splash down. With the official name, CNEOS 2014-01-08, the meteor crashed on Jan. 8, 2014 with an energy equivalent to about 110 metric tons of TNT into the depths…Read More
Spy Satellites data Confirmed Discovery of the First Interstellar Meteor
U.S. Strategic Command officials confirmed Wednesday that a small meteor that crashed of the Northeast Coast of Papua New Guinea in 2014 actually traveled from another solar system before splashing down into the Pacific. With the official name, CNEOS 2014-01-08, the meteor crashed on Jan. 8, 2014 with an energy equivalent to about 110 metric tons of TNT into the…Read More
NASA’s Mega Moon Rocket, Spacecraft Complete First Roll to Launch Pad
NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen illuminated by spotlights atop a mobile launcher at Launch Complex 39B, Friday, March 18, 2022, after being rollout out to the launch pad for the first time at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Ahead of NASA’s Artemis I flight test, the fully stacked and integrated SLS rocket…Read More
Another Close Flyby of an Asteroid on February 22!
1999 VF22 is a cruise-ship-sized space rock that astronomers say will safely pass Earth on February 22, 2022. The space rock will be making its closest approach in more than 100 years, which will be at 2:54 a.m. EST (07:54 UTC) on February 22. The asteroid will pass us at a distance of 3.3 million miles (5.4 million km) which is…Read More
Huge asteroid makes close flyby this weekend (video)
Asteroid 2001 FO32 is the biggest known asteroid to sweep past Earth in 2021. It was discovered on March 23, 2001, by the Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research project, near Socorro, New Mexico. Asteroid 2001 FO32 is estimated to be about .6 miles in diameter. Although there’s no risk of impact, the space rock is of interest also because it’s…Read More
Is 2020SO Space Junk or an Asteroid?
2020 SO is a tiny near-Earth asteroid or artificial object discovered by the Pan-STARRS1 survey at the Haleakala Observatory on September 17, 2020. It is currently approaching Earth and its nominal trajectory indicates that it will be temporarily captured by Earth by October 15, 2020. It will enter via the outer Lagrange point L2 and exit via Lagrange point L1. During its geocentric orbit around Earth, 2020 SO will make a close approach to Earth around…Read More
Small Asteroid FlyBy March 21, 2019
house-sized asteroid was discovered by astronomers at the Mount Lemmon Observatory outside of Tucson, Arizona on March 9, 2019Read More