NASA: A large asteroid will pass earth in September – AOL

NASA: A large asteroid will pass earth in September – AOL

Scientists are getting ready to study an asteroid that’s nearly three miles in size.  “Asteroid Florence, a large near-Earth asteroid, will pass safely by Earth on Sept. 1, 2017, at a distance of about 4.4 million miles,” NASA notes in a news release. “Florence is among the largest near-Earth asteroids that are several miles is size.” Paul Chodas, manager of NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in […]

Better to miss eclipse than to damage eyes – The Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Better to miss eclipse than to damage eyes – The Adirondack Daily Enterprise

<!– SHOW ARTICLE –> Americans have an exciting opportunity to witness a solar eclipse early Monday afternoon, but it’s dangerous as well. When the moon passes in front of the sun Monday, don’t look at it directly. Looking through a telescope, binoculars or camera lens is not safe, either. NASA warns, “Homemade filters or ordinary […]

Atlas V launches TDRS-M data relay satellite for NASA – SpaceFlight Insider

Atlas V launches TDRS-M data relay satellite for NASA – SpaceFlight Insider

An Atlas V 401 rocket launches the TDRS-M data relay satellite for NASA. Photo Credit: Tom Cross / SpaceFlight Insider CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket roared off the pad with NASA’s newest communications spacecraft, Tracking and Data Relay Satellite M (TDRS-M). Liftoff took place at 8:29 a.m. EDT […]

Voyager: Inside the world’s greatest space mission – BBC News

In a beige-coloured cubicle, on the ground floor of a nondescript suburban office block in Pasadena, California, history is being made. In fact, history is made here every day. This is the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s (JPL) mission control for Nasa’s Voyager spacecraft. You can tell that from the homemade cardboard sign beneath the computer monitors […]

The first animals evolved during the absolute worst time on Earth – Washington Post

The ice-covered coastline of Greenland, seen during space shuttle Discovery’s STS-85 mission. (NASA) About 700 million years ago, Earth turned into a snowball. The polar ice sheets expanded until they engulfed the globe. The oceans turned to slush. The vast expanses of ice and snow reflected the sun’s light back into space, exacerbating the endless winter. […]

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