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 …

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.

5 Curious Facts About Earth (And the Blue Marble – 2012)

Yesterday, NASA released a new high-definition image of Earth titled Blue Marble 2012. The image, which is actually a composite of multiple images, was taken by the VIIRS instrument aboard the Suomi NPP Earth-observing satellite, which, according to NASA, was created to “observe many facets of our changing Earth.”

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, …

Atlantis Returns

The Space Shuttle Atlantis took its first flight on October 3, 1985. 25 years and 33 missions later, it was retired at the end of the shuttle program in 2011. But it won’t be forgotten. On January 18, a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, to launch the …