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September asteroid impact lie results in NASA statement

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Many media sites as well as mystery mongering rubbish sites are hyping the prediction that an asteroid will hit earth in September prompting NASA to issue a statement. What good will that do? None. Crap news reigns on the internet. NASA has denied viral internet claims that an asteroid will strike Earth next month wreaking…

What hit an Ohio man’s car? Meteorite?

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Sadly, there is no physical piece of what hit the car. Kettering man says meteorite hit his car | Dayton, OH News | www.whio.com. A Kettering man believes a meteorite hit his car early Sunday morning. Joe Massa said he was driving home in the center lane on I-75 North when his Buick was struck…

Asteroid Impacts More Frequent Than Previously Thought

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Making the news rounds early this week is the story of several former NASA astronauts who will be presenting a discussion on some disconcerting new asteroid impact data. Astronauts to reveal sobering data on asteroid impacts (Universe Today): In a recent press release B612 Foundation CEO Ed Lu states: “This network has detected 26 multi-kiloton…

New rock samples from Tunguska are more… solid

Damage after Tunguska blast, Russia

Rock samples suggest meteor caused Tunguska blast : Nature News & Comment. Fragments of rock retrieved from a remote corner of Siberia could help to settle an enduring mystery: the cause of the Tunguska explosion. A previous claim of finding fragments that we reported on was dismissed by scientists. Though this is still questionable, it…

Finally! Fragments from Tunguska explosion supposedly found

Damage after Tunguska blast, Russia

They look like melted droplets, found in a nearby river and sat for 20 years before he figured out that they were indeed VERY interesting. First Tunguska Meteorite Fragments Discovered | MIT Technology Review. The Tunguska impact event is one of the great mysteries of modern history. The basic facts are well known. On 30…

Odds of Apophis Apocalypse – We’re OK

A close call but it won’t be a catastrophe. Don’t worry. Yet. Apophis – a ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid – flies by Earth on Wednesday | guardian.co.uk. Asteroid Apophis arrives this week for a close pass of Earth. This isn’t the end of the world but a new beginning for research into potentially hazardous asteroids. Apophis…

Asteroid 2012 DA14 and escalating headlines

Asteroid 2012 DA14 has been in the news a lot recently and I’ve tried to ignore it. But it appears each time the story gets copied each outlet tries to up the ante. Instead of a nice story about an asteroid with an incredibly small chance of hitting the Earth it has now mutated into…

Reassurance that asteroid 2012 DA14 is more hype than hazard

No, asteroid 2012 DA14 will not hit us next year | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine. Next year, on February 15, 2013, DA14 will actually get pretty close to Earth. It will pass us at a distance of about 27,000 km (17,000 miles) — well beneath many of our own orbiting satellites! To the best…