Aug 012014
 

An incredible new process created by bouncing microwaves within a closed container and fueled by solar energy may revolutionize how the world gets its energy resources. NASA has confirmed that a new EM engine powered by this technology actually works, defying long held beliefs of physics experts. The engine is capable of producing potentially inexhaustible fuel-less power for spacecraft.  This could be the dawning of a new age in power supplies which could change the world as we know it.

Standby for more details as they emerge…..

May 232014
 

The newly discovered meteor shower Camelopardalids will make a history-making appearance tonight sometime between 2 AM and 4 AM (EST). Some astronomers are predicting between 200 to 1,000 meteors an hour.

Scientists are calling the meteor shower significant. This will be the first time in a generation that a new meteor shower will be visible, so this may well be a lifetime event.

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Feb 172014
 

Sky watchers will have their eyes fixed on the heavens today at 9 pm (EST) as the Earth experiences a close encounter with recently discovered asteroid 2000 EM26 zipping by us traveling 27,000 MPH. The asteroid, which will not hit us is estimated to be 885 feet (270 meters) in diameter and will be at a distant of 8.8 lunar distances from Earth.

List of Solar System objects by size

List of Solar System objects by size (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Nov 292013
 
English: Comet Siding Spring (C/2007 Q3) as im...

English: Comet Siding Spring (C/2007 Q3) as imaged in the infrared by the WISE space telescope. The images was taken January 10, 2010 when the comet was 2.5AU from the Sun. Text article: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/WISE/multimedia/pia12830-a.html (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

While Comet ISON fizzled its way around the Sun and failed to deliver its previously forecasted sky show, we have a few new space friends making their way towards us in the coming 6 months:

Comet 209P/Linear (closest approach to the Sun – May 6, 2014) – This is reported to possibly be trailing a large meteor shower behind it which may deliver 100-400 meteors/hour through Earth’s atmosphere. The comet will pass 0.0554 AU or 5,150,000 miles from the Earth.

Comet 2013 A1 (Siding Spring)  (arrival Oct 25, 2014) – According to JPL estimates, this comet will pass within 75,000 miles from Mars and poses a potential threat to hardware in Mars orbit.

Asteroid 2003 QQ47 – Arrival March 21, 2014