For the first time in four years, NASA has a new group of potential astronauts.
NASA is preparing for a close encounter of the asteroid kind Friday afternoon when Asteroid 1998 QE2 drops by the earth.
It’s not going to hit us but a 150-foot-wide asteroid will come remarkably close to Earth Friday, even closer than high-flying communication and weather satellites. It will be the nearest known flyby for an object of this size in recorded history.
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s actually a “potentially hazardous” asteroid the size of a city block.
Many people believe December 21, 2012 will be the end of the world. But scientists are instead looking to the year 2040 as a potential “Armageddon.”
Astronomy buffs might want to grab their telescopes and head outside Tuesday night to view a huge asteroid making a “close” approach to Earth.
NASA scientists are tracking an asteroid bigger than an aircraft carrier that will fly by between the Earth and moon Tuesday.
If you had your money on 2012 being the end of the world, it may be closer to 2036 if the 99942 Apophis asteroid does in fact hit earth which Russian scientists now say is a possibility.