The NEOShield Project

Asteroid 2012 BX34 came within about 37,000 miles of Earth on Friday, January 27. That’s about 1/6 the distance from here to the moon. It was just a close-shave, and fairly small. Not very dangerous as far as asteroids go. But the experience has sparked interest in an international collaboration to prepare us for when a larger asteroid …

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NASA’s Day Of Remembrance

Just a quick post to acknowledge the 45th anniversary of the tragic deaths of three amazing astronauts. From left to right: Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee. The three died on January 27, 1967, when an electrical fire broke out inside the command module during an Apollo 1 launch pad test.

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Planet Earth at night

Is The Earth Crying? Strange Noises Continue To Be Reported Worldwide

After the earthquake in Sparks, Oklahoma last year, several Twitter users reported hearing a strange noise coming from within the Earth. Ever since, I’ve been passively following reports of these ominous sounds. It’s still happening. Videos of this mysterious “roaring” or “humming” have been popping up with some regularity all over the world. Some of them, …

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John Titor As An Unreliable Narrator

I’ve posted quite a bit about John Titor, the alleged time traveler from 2036. This isn’t necessarily because I believe Titor was an actual time traveler. However, I’m fascinated by his story as a whole — the future of an alternate 2036, the statements regarding our own future, the machine. The character of John Titor …

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The Phobos-Grunt Probe Cries Out From A Watery Grave

Remember when Roscosmos Director Vladimir Popovkin didn’t want to “accuse anybody” of shooting down the Phobos-Grunt Mars Probe? That isn’t so much the case anymore. Phobos-Grunt fell to Earth on Sunday and splashed down (in pieces) somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. We’re still not sure where, exactly, but it’s safe to say that, clearly, the …

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Billions And Billions Of Planets

It wasn’t long ago when the people of Earth believed they were the center of the universe, that the sun revolved around our planet. We were a singular, solitary world. A special place in a sea of nothingness. It wasn’t even until the early 1990s that we confirmed the discovery of an extrasolar planet. Things …

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