Dear Solar System, Thanks for the Water

Yesterday was an interesting day for space rocks: Not only was there an asteroid that passed by the Earth at close range, but there was also a meteorite that blasted down in Russia. (Asteroids and meteors are both chunks of … Continue reading


Asteroid Watch

I used to spend a lot of time gazing up at the sky but now…not so much. Truth be told, I spend the vast majority of my day (and night) staring at a computer screen. A friend posted the following link on Facebook: “House-Size Asteroid Comes Closer to Earth Than the Moon Friday: Watch Live”. Well. That headline got my attention. Seriously? A HOUSE-sized asteroid is coming CLOSER than the Moon? That’s kind of cool.

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