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Is Vesta an ordinary asteroid or something much more interesting?

On March 29, 1807, German astronomer Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers spotted Vesta as a pinprick of light in the sky. Two hundred and four years later, as NASA's Dawn spacecraft prepares to begin orbiting this intriguing world, scientists now know how special this world is,

April 05, 2011

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Meteor boom shakes New Zealand

A meteor's million-year journey through the solar system ended in the skies above New Zealand, casting a bright blue light and creating a sonic boom that was heard in Raglan.The lights caused by the meteor's entry into the earth's atmosphere about 11pm on Monday

March 30, 2011

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NASA kills off comet hunter "Stardust"

Stardust launched in 1999 and in 2004 became the first and so far only mission to collect samples of comet dust when it flew by comet Wild 2. Stardust made a side trip to asteroid Annefrank in 2002 on its way to comet Wild 2. The samples parachuted to Earth in a

March 28, 2011

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Asteroid 2005 YU55 to approach Earth on November 8, 2011

Near-Earth asteroid 2005 YU55 will pass within 0.85 lunar distances from the Earth on November 8, 2011. The upcoming close approach by this relatively large 400 meter-sized, C-type asteroid presents an excellent opportunity for synergistic ground-based observations

March 13, 2011

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Brown dwarfs discovered?

Kevin Luhman of Pennsylvania State University in University Park and colleagues have used NASA's infrared Spitzer Space Telescope to detect the glow of what appears to be a brown dwarf at just 30 °C (Astrophysical Journal Letters, DOI:

March 13, 2011

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Comet Elenin update

There was new update about comet Elenin posted today on Laura Knight-Jadczyk blog, reported on SoTT. There is NOT going to be a pole shift in the next week or so as certain raving nutzoids have been spamming all over the net. Also, Comet Elenin is NOT going

March 12, 2011

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Piece of meteor found near Krizevci, Croatia

A piece of a meteor was found near the central Croatian town of Krizevci, the first extra-terrestrial item to come down on Croatia in the last 60 years.A black stone weighing 292 grams was found on February 20, following the impact of a larger rock sometime between

March 09, 2011

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The scientists are puzzled with phenomenon of "Two Suns"

Over 80% of all solar systems have multiple suns, so is it possible that we live in a binary solar system with two suns as well? Recent discoveries point to the existence of an old brown dwarf. Our solar system is surrounded by a vast collection of icy bodies called...

March 06, 2011

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NASA Scientist Claims Evidence of Alien Life on Meteorite

We are not alone in the universe! Alien life forms may have a lot more in common with life on Earth than we had previously thought. That's the stunning conclusion one NASA scientist has come to, releasing his groundbreaking revelations in a new study in the March

March 05, 2011

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Comet Elenin: Harbinger of What?

Note prior to reading: This is a two weeks old blog post that I just today came across and realized it had few things worth remembering and discussing here. I invite you all to read this blog post by Laura Knight Jadczyk and leave us your comments and thoughts,

March 01, 2011

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What's Hitting Earth?

Every day about 100 tons of meteoroids -- fragments of dust and gravel and sometimes even big rocks – enter the Earth's atmosphere. Stand out under the stars for more than a half an hour on a clear night and you'll likely see a few of the meteors produced

March 01, 2011

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Spiral comet seen above White Sea in Russia?!

Signs of  the Times site posted today interesting video from RealmLeaper -  recent sighting of strange object that could be spiral comet, over Severodvinsk in Russia, that was captured on February 26, 2011. There were also unconfirmed sighting of similar or even the

February 28, 2011

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First cosmic census estimates there are 50 billion planets in Milky Way

Scientists have estimated the first cosmic census of planets in our galaxy and the numbers are astronomical - at least 50 billion planets in the Milky Way. And some 500 million of those planets are in what is known as the Goldilocks zone, where the climate is thought

February 27, 2011

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Asteroid's Record-Breaking Brush with Earth Changed It Forever

A tiny asteroid that zipped by Earth this month made the closest-ever approach to our planet without hitting it, an encounter that changed its place in our solar system forever, NASA scientists say. The asteroid, called 2011 CQ1, came within 3,400 miles (5,471

February 26, 2011

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Three theories of planet formation busted

The more new planets we find, the less we seem to know about how planetary systems are born, according to a leading planet hunter. With the tally of confirmed planets orbiting other stars now more than 500, planet hunters are heading for a golden age of discovery,...

February 23, 2011

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What about comet Elenin/Nibiru/Planet X/Tyche?

Events to happen soon: March 4 Nibiru breaks through solar ecliptic plane to enter northern hemisphere. 2.26 AU from Earth. March 15 2011 Saturn, Nibiru, Earth, Sun, Mars, Jupiter and Uranus are in alignment creating gravity trough and pole shift

February 19, 2011

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Comet Tempel 1 encounter - tonight

NASA's Stardust-NExT probe is plunging toward Comet Tempel 1 for Valentine's Day encounter designed to reveal how solar heat devours the icy cores of comets. Closest approach happens at 8:37 p.m. PST (11:37 p.m. EST) on Feb. 14th. Stay tuned for fantastic...

February 14, 2011