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Asteroids VS. Your Hometown: Fun but Frightening Graphics Compare Asteroid … – Universe Today


Asteroids VS. Your Hometown: Fun but Frightening Graphics Compare Asteroid
Universe Today
Villa calls these graphics “hovering celestial objects” and while all of these scenarios are impossible in real life, he's placed large asteroids and moons next to Earthly locations to provide a good frame of reference for dimensions. Please note that

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 5:49 pm

Time-lapse video shows powerful asteroids strike Earth with surprising frequency – Fox News


Montreal Gazette

Time-lapse video shows powerful asteroids strike Earth with surprising frequency
Fox News
Since the start of the 21st century, dozens of incoming asteroids have slammed into Earth, some of them packing far more energy than a city-destroying atomic bomb, a new animation illustrates. The visualization was released in honor of Earth Day by the …
Group: Deadly asteroids more frequent than thoughtUSA TODAY
Killer Asteroid Coming Relatively SoonGawker
The Next 'City-Killer' Asteroid Could Be Closer Than We ThinkTIME
Reuters -Register
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Posted on 24 April 2014 | 6:43 am

Asteroid-strike map built from nuke-watchdog data – WND.com


Tech Times

Asteroid-strike map built from nuke-watchdog data
WND.com
(New Scientist) Between 2000 and 2013, 26 asteroids packing at least the energy of 1 kilotonne of TNT hit Earth or exploded in its atmosphere. That's up to 10 times as many as you would expect from existing models of the frequency of asteroid strikes.
Nuclear explosion-level asteroid impacts more common than previously thought Tech Times
Killer nuclear-level asteroids from space — but help is at handDigitalJournal.com
Risk of asteroid hitting Earth 'high'Times of Malta
The Space Reporter
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Posted on 24 April 2014 | 12:57 am

What’s the Chance Earth Gets Struck By an Asteroid in Our Lifetime? – PolicyMic


What's the Chance Earth Gets Struck By an Asteroid in Our Lifetime?
PolicyMic
Though we have grown accustomed to apocalyptic asteroid events thanks to Hollywood blockbusters like Armageddon and Deep Impact, a space advocacy group says the big-screen threat is more real than you might think. According to the B612 Foundation, …

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 9:59 pm

Buzz Aldrin Wants NASA Astronauts to Visit Asteroid in Deep Space – Space.com


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Buzz Aldrin Wants NASA Astronauts to Visit Asteroid in Deep Space
Space.com
While moonwalker Buzz Aldrin thinks that a mission sending humans to an asteroid is a good idea, the Apollo astronaut isn't so happy with NASA's current plan to use a robot to shrink-wrap a space rock and park it near the moon. The space agency's
'Grow plants. 3D print parts. Lasso an asteroid.' Nasa outlines 'stepping The Independent
Bolden: Don't Like Asteroid Mission? Get Over It.Space News
NASA Chief Doubles Down on Mars, Asteroid MissionsPC Magazine
International Business Times UK
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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 5:58 pm

Heads Up! Thirteen Years Of Asteroid Impacts On Earth – Scientific American (blog)


Scientific American (blog)

Heads Up! Thirteen Years Of Asteroid Impacts On Earth
Scientific American (blog)
Later analyses that included data from a global infrasound network, designed to help monitor nuclear test-ban treaty rules on bomb detonation, have indicated that the last few decades may in fact represent a slight uptick in asteroid impacts on the Earth.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 2:23 pm

Asteroid hunting group says powerful asteroids strike Earth surprisingly often – Mother Nature Network


Asteroid hunting group says powerful asteroids strike Earth surprisingly often
Mother Nature Network
The visualization was released in honor of Earth Day by the B612 Foundation — an asteroid-hunting non-profit organization founded by former NASA astronauts — to highlight the alarming frequency of these extraterrestrial collisions. The video is based

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 1:47 pm

26 asteroid mega-explosions since 2000; Pat Robertson: That’s how it ends! – seattlepi.com (blog)


26 asteroid mega-explosions since 2000; Pat Robertson: That's how it ends!
seattlepi.com (blog)
Robertson said on his show, “The 700 Club,” which airs on ABC Family: “I don't see anything else that fulfills the prophetic words of Jesus Christ other than an asteroid strike. There isn't anything that will cause the seas to roil, that will cause the

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 6:07 am

Whoa! 26 atom-bomb-scale asteroid impacts since 2000 – EarthSky


Whoa! 26 atom-bomb-scale asteroid impacts since 2000
EarthSky
Whoa! 26 atom-bomb-scale asteroid impacts since 2000. Most exploded over an ocean, and too high in the atmosphere to do damage, but evidence is mounting that asteroid impacts are more frequent than once believed.

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 10:45 pm

Pat Robertson Says Doomsday Asteroid Could Hit Next Week – Huffington Post


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Pat Robertson Says Doomsday Asteroid Could Hit Next Week
Huffington Post
It's called 'The End of the Age' and it deals with an asteroid hitting the Earth," Robertson said on his show, "The 700 Club," which airs on ABC Family. "I don't see anything else that fulfills the prophetic words of Jesus Christ other than an asteroid
Pat Robertson: Asteroid could destroy Earth as soon as next weekmySanAntonio.com
Pat Robertson: Asteroid Could Hit Earth, Bring About End Times… Possibly Mediaite
Pat Robertson: Jesus said an asteroid could destroy Earth next weekRaw Story
Wonkette (satire)
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Posted on 22 April 2014 | 6:07 am

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Buzz Aldrin Wants NASA Astronauts to Visit Asteroid in Deep Space

While moonwalker Buzz Aldrin thinks that a mission sending humans to an asteroid is a good idea, the Apollo astronaut isn't so happy with NASA's current plan to use a robot to shrink-wrap a space rock and park it near the moon. The space agency's asteroid plan centers on launching a robotic mission that aims to capture an asteroid — or a smaller boulder from a space rock — and deliver it to an …

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 9:27 pm

What are odds an asteroid will level a major city? Higher than you might think, say researchers.

New data released by a nonprofit asteroid-watcher reveals that large meteor impacts are not particularly rare. 

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 9:15 pm

Asteroid Strikes (Even Big Ones) Are More Common Than We Thought

Asteroid researchers revealed that 26 asteroids hit earth over a span of 13 years, a figure that is uncomfortably high and serves as a chilling reminder that asteroid impacts are a real thing.  The data was compiled by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) which operates sensors that detect atom bomb explosions. The group identified 26 explosions not caused by bombs, and …

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 1:33 pm

Asteroid Collisions 'Common': Scientists Record 26 Nuclear-Scale Explosions on Earth

The B612 Foundation, a US-based group of Nasa asteroid monitors who campaign on the issue of space protection, have revealed that 26 nuclear-scale explosions were caused by minor planets striking Earth between 2000 and 2013. The impacts were recorded by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treat Organisation (CTBTO), in which infrasound sensors capture clandestine bomb explosions. Dr Ed Lu, a …

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 11:10 am

The Next ‘City-Killer’ Asteroid Could Be Closer Than We Think

Asteroid impacts on Earth are three to ten times more common than we imagined, new data shows, with researchers saying that only “blind luck” is preventing a disastrous strike from a "city killer" asteroid

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 6:27 am

Risk of asteroid hitting Earth higher than thought, study shows

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – The chance of a city-killing asteroid striking Earth is higher than scientists previously believed, a non-profit group building an asteroid-hunting telescope said on Tuesday. A global network that listens for nuclear weapons detonations detected 26 asteroids that exploded in Earth's atmosphere from 2000 to 2013, data collected by the …

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 9:01 pm

Asteroid impacts are not as rare as we think, and it’s time to do something about them

When a massive asteroid exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia last year, it was a jarring wake-up call to us all about the dangers of these impacts, but in many cases, the prevailing opinion is that these events are rare. However, according … Continue reading →

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 8:45 pm

Asteroid impact risks 'underplayed'

A visualisation showing where sizeable asteroids have recently hit the Earth is released by a US group seeking to show that impacts are more common than we think.

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 6:21 pm

Infrasound Sensor Network Detects the Asteroid Blasts We Missed

SEATTLE — The meteor blast that injured more than 1,200 people in Russia last year may have been the most spectacular asteroid strike seen in the past century, but there have been more since then, according to readings from an infrasound network established to detect nuclear weapons tests.

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 1:15 pm

How Asteroid Strikes Preserved Signs of Ancient Life

When an asteroid plows into the Earth, it destroys pretty much everything in its path. But new research has shown that glass created during a searing asteroid impact can actually trap microscopic signs of life for millions of years, providing scientists with a snapshot of the biology in the area just before and after the strike.

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 11:00 am