Category: space

Bizarre Signs In The Sky – Something With 6 Tails

image: NASA, ESA A strange object with six tails has been spotted in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, leaving astronomers dumbfounded and wondering what it could be. “We were literally dumbfounded when we saw it,” said an astronomer at the University of California. It’s “weird and freakish”, and …

Strongest Solar Flare Of The Year

My Inbox has suddenly been filling with automated messaging from the Australian Space Forecast Centre of solar flare reports, a phenomenon that had quieted down of late during this current solar cycle. But quiet no more… We have just witnessed the strongest solar flare of the year. An X-class flare …

What If Asteroid 2012 D14 Hit Earth?

No one even knew about this asteroid until one year ago when a Spanish dentist amateur astronomer randomly discovered it. Today, it passes the closest distance to earth ever recorded in modern history, 5,000 miles within our satellite belt. According to astronomers including Rusty Schweickart, former astronaut and research scientist, …