Posted by 3citynewswire on 08/09/2010
There’s a mountain-size asteroid on a potential
collision course with Earth, and NASA has plans to pay it a visit.
The asteroid 1999 RQ36 diameter of approximately 1,837.27 feet (560 metres) made headlines last week with the announcement that the space rock could hit our planet in 2182. But a handful of scientists have had their eyes on this asteroid since 2007, planning a sample-return mission designed to help us better predict—and avoid—impact hazards.
DOPPLER IMAGE OF 1999 RQ36
The mission, called OSIRIS-Rex (Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer), is one of two finalists in the current competition for funding under NASA’s New Frontiers program, up against a proposed mission to land on Venus. The selected mission will be announced in summer 2011.
If OSIRIS-Rex gets the green light, the spacecraft will launch in 2016 with the goal of mapping and bringing back pieces of the asteroid.
The potentially hazardous Asteroid (101955)
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Posted by 3citynewswire on 07/12/2010
The 200ft wide crop circle made in the wheat field gives the illusion of a three dimensional cube. Near Clay Hill near Warminster, Wiltshire. UK. This crop circle makers remains a mystery. The bottom photo appeared 40 miles away.
Here is a great story on this story if you care to read more >> Dailymail.co.uk
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Posted by 3citynewswire on 06/18/2010
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (June 18, 2010)–NASA is keeping a close watch on three pieces of old Russian and Chinese satellite and rocket parts that could come uncomfortably close to the International Space Station this weekend.
Mission managers decided there was no need to move the station Friday to dodge a fourth piece of junk, but the station’s orbit continues to be reassessed.
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A Russian capsule docked Thursday carrying three new residents.
The Soyuz arrival means there are now two women living full time at the space station for the first time ever.
Shannon Walker, a physicist from Houston, joins Tracy Dyson Caldwell. Walker took Amelia Earhart’s watch into orbit.
Four men also are on board the space station.
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Posted by 3citynewswire on 06/13/2010
Five years after touching down on a distant asteroid, Japan’s Hayabusa space probe returned to Earth on Sunday, landing in the Australian Outback after a spectacular fireball. Recorded from NASA DC-8 over Australia
Officials at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) aren’t sure whether the probe managed to collect samples from asteroid Itokawa after its three-month rendezvous with the small space rock in 2005. They would be the first samples returned from the surface of an asteroid.
The probe burned up on reentry, streaking through the night sky (see video here), and Hayabusa’s heat-resistant container landed with the aid of a parachute in South Australia’s Woomera Prohibited Range.
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Posted by 3citynewswire on 06/13/2010
AN EXTREME flight team had a close encounter of a German kind, when residents mistook their state-of-the-art wingsuits and high speed flight patterns for UFOs.
The Royal British Legion Extreme Human Flight Team, Jump4Heroes, were training in Bad Lippspringe, Germany, ahead of the Canopy Piloting National Championships and World Championships last weekend when police were called in.
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Posted by 3citynewswire on 06/12/2010
LIVE – HAYABUSA RE-ENTRY – Live video feed
An attempt will be made to provide a live video feed of the Hayabusa Re-Entry in the minutes around the re-entry at 13:51 UT, Sunday June 13. The video will be chosen from cameras operated onboard NASA’s DC-8 Airborne Laboratory by Jesse Carpenter and Greg Merkes of NASA Ames Research Center, or those operated by Ron Dantowitz, Marek Kozubal, James Brietmeyer and Brigitte Berman of Clay Center Observatory, or those operated by Mike Taylor and Jonathan Snively of Utah State University. Please note that such downlinks have proven very difficult in past missions. The Hayabusa re-entry will be fainter than that of ATV-1 “Jules Verne” in 2008. Also, the video feed will be transmitted by the DC-8 aircraft via INMARSAT and may not be of high quality. Large volumes of traffic on this website may hinder watching this live feed. For that reason, shortly after the re-entry, we plan to upload higher quality video, first via the INMARSAT uplink on our way back, and later, after we land at Melbourne, via an internet communication. KEEP IN MIND THE TIME THE EVENT STARTS. That’s when the live stream is expected to begin.
The capsule is due to land at the Woomera Prohibited Area (to the East of Glendambo (see below map)) in South Australia at 11.30pm this Sunday (13 June 2010).
Expected landing area - Glendambo location map
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