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Wednesday: February 3, 2010

Rare asteroid collision caught via Hubble space telescope.Rare asteroid collision caught via Hubble space telescope.

Have a glimpse of what it looks like when two asteroids crash into each other in wide open deep space. Well, not so deep really - this event occured in an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:55 AM | Tags (8) | asteroid | collision | hubble | meteor | space | telescope | mars | jupiter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 47 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Latvian meteor-like crater, most likely thought to be a meteor, not a meteor after all.Latvian meteor-like crater, most likely thought to be a meteor, not a meteor after all.

Apparenly real craters left by meteors are not as tidy as this one was and that don't appear to have been dug out with a shovel. Oh well. See yesterday's batch of links for original story.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 7:45 AM | Tags (8) | crater | dug | fake | hoax | latvia | meteor | shovel | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 26, 2009

A large meteorite-like object, most likely a meteor, has crash landed in Latvia.A large meteorite-like object, most likely a meteor, has crash landed in Latvia.

'My first impression is that, yes, it was a meteorite,' he said. 'All the evidence suggests this when compared to pictures of real meteorite craters.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 3:19 PM | Tags (8) | meteor | latvia | object | space | crash | lands | impact | crater |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 11, 2009

You just might be able to see eighty meteors per hour this evening.You just might be able to see eighty meteors per hour this evening.

From any vantage point in the world, you might see more than 80 meteors an hour streak across the sky during the best viewing time, when the moon's glare will be weakest—late Tuesday night and into the wee hours of Wednesday, local cloud and lighting conditions permitting.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 1:39 PM | Tags (6) | eighty | meteor | perseid | shower | space | vantage |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 27, 2009

Jupiter is Earth's favorite asteroid prevention unit.Jupiter is Earth's favorite asteroid prevention unit.

...Jupiter’s overbearing gravity acts as a gravitational shield deflecting incoming space junk, mainly comets, away from the inner solar system where it could do for us what an asteroid apparently did for the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:54 AM | Tags (6) | asteroid | earth | jupiter | meteor | prevention | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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