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Do you remember an Asteroid named 2012 TC4 which showed up very unexpectedly five years ago and buzzed the Earth at a distance of only 94,800 miles only half the distance to the moon? At that time, it was predicted to come no closer than 236,000 miles. Well it is on its way back and …

As the big day fast approaches for the first total eclipse for the continental United States since 1979, the national space agency has issued a warning all Americans. NASA’s guidelines for viewing next months total solar eclipse start with the normal warning of “Don’t look directly at the sun during the eclipse. The government agency …

For the last 30 years, we have been told how a manned flight to Mars is not only possible, but that NASA was working on a mission plan to make it happen. As recently as 5 years ago, the national space agency was telling us that we could expect the fight to launch in less …

NASA announced that they are planning a test of a new system designed to protect us from potentially Earth-ending objects like asteroids and comets. To test the system, the space agency is planning to deflect a small asteroid which is currently approaching Earths orbit. According to the space agency, they plan to redirect the course …

        NASA allows users to go online and view shots taken by the Mars Rover.  It’s good for everyone.  People can see firsthand what the Rover is picking up and NASA gains millions of pairs of eyes to help look through the pictures and make discoveries that NASA may have missed.  But …

As if enough money is not being wasted on other things, a top government agency has announced that it now has its eye on Uranus. That’s right, NASA says it is planning a mission that would study the gassy environments of Uranus and Neptune, two planets that sit on the very edge of our solar …

A prominent astrophysicist warned that we are likely to suffer an extinction event with an unseen asteroid in the future. Governments around the Earth are spending more money to find and identify rogue meteors, comets and asteroids, the fact is that we have close calls several times a year and many of them “come out …

Scientists have identified 10 asteroids in our solar system that could place the Earth in danger.  Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer or NEOWISE. is a program set up to identify risks to Earth and to devise a plan to protect the planet in case they start hutling towards the earth.  Amy Mainzer, NEOWISE principal …