25 October 2015

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 25OCT2015

Earth is in grave danger of being hit by a catastrophic comet shower triggered by the sun, warn scientists
The study found that we wrongly thought we were in a 'safe zone' Scientists discovered a correlation between extinction events on Earth to the path our solar system takes through crowded areas of the Milky Way The galactic disk of the Milky Way contains dense clumps of dark matter  Researchers claim the dark matter can throw comets into planet's path ...

Mysterious Chunk of Space Trash Is on a Collision Course With Earth
A rogue chunk of debris that orbited Earth far beyond the Moon is making a homecoming on November 13th, astronomers have concluded. WT1190F is one to two meters in length and probably hollow, but beyond that, we have no idea WTF the aptly-named space garbage is. Much, if not all of WT1190F will…

In unexpected discovery, comet contains alcohol, sugar
Scientists on Friday identified two complex organic molecules, or building blocks of life, on a comet for the first time, shedding new light on the cosmic origins of planets like Earth. Ethyl alcohol and a simple sugar known as glycolaldehyde were detected in Comet Lovejoy, said the study in the…

2 Comets Collided to Form Rosetta's 'Rubber Ducky' Target
The strange shape of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft has been studying for more than a year, arose from the long-ago collision of two separate, slow-moving comets, researchers say. "How the comet got its curious shape has been a major question…

How to See the Spooktacular Halloween Flyby of Asteroid 2015 TB145
Universe Today
2015 TB145 will fly past Earth at a safe distance slightly farther than the moon’s orbit on Oct. 31 at 12:05 p.m. CDT (17:05 UT). Estimated at 1,300 feet (400-meters) across, this Great Pumpkin of an asteroid will be big enough and close enough to show in small telescopes. Several optical…

2015 The SECOND Year of "CERTAIN Uncertainty" ™ / Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!

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