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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