499 Asteroids Impacting on Earth

499 Asteroids Impacting on Earth NASA data show that between 1994 and 2013, small asteroids impacting Earth’s atmosphere resulted in 556 individual bolide (fireball) occurrences. From National Geographic. An illustration of the Chicxulub impact crater in the Yucatán Peninsula.[1] An impact event is a collision between astronomical objects causing measurable effects. Impact events have physical […]

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500 Pale Blue Dot

500 Pale Blue Dot This narrow-angle color image of the Earth, dubbed “Pale Blue Dot”, is a part of the first ever “portrait” of the Solar System taken by Voyager 1. The spacecraft acquired a total of 60 frames for a mosaic of the Solar System from a distance of more than 4 billion miles […]

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Astronomy is Cool

What are the most fascinating things about Astronomy? In this blog  I’ll try to list 500, but it will take some time! I hope to post topics on every aspect of the cosmos in no particular order, from the incredibly small (Higgs boson) to the impossibly large expanding universe. “Firsts” always are important, so they’ll […]

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