Asteroid will miss Earth in one of closest approaches ever: NASA | Space News

Scientists say a truck-sized asteroid is expected to pass Earth on Thursday, within the orbit of broadcast satellites. An asteroid the size of a truck is expected to pass by Earth in one of the closest approaches ever recorded, scientists say. The United States federal space agency NASA said on Wednesday that the recently discovered … Read more

Huge asteroid is set to hit the Earth this week

Brace yourself An astroid heading straight towards the Earth has been identified by NASA. Asteroid 2023 BU was spotted by NASA’s Centre for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) on January 21 and is scheduled to shoot past the planet on Friday January 27 at 12.30am. The rock will skim roughly 2,500 miles above the Earth’s surface, … Read more

Meteor lights up sky over Westminster and Wolverhampton

Most meteors burn up in the atmosphere before reaching Earth or disintegrate upon contact with land. While there was initial optimism this meteor could be found intact, analysis has extinguished that hope. Recovered meteors, if located quickly, can shed light on mysteries of the universe and also help answer questions on the origin of the … Read more

High On Life Players Are Getting Perma-Trapped In Applebee’s

Screenshot: Squanch Games Have you ever found yourself paying for over-salted food and overpriced drinks at an Applebee’s and thought: “What if I just stayed here…forever?” Well, a bug making the rounds in the Rick and Morty-adjacent shooter High On Life is allowing such a macabre fantasy to come true. Released earlier this month on … Read more

Star ‘squeezed’ by supermassive black hole creates ‘extraordinary flash’

Dr Daniel Perley, a reader in astrophysics at Liverpool John Moores University, who is one of the authors on the Nature paper, said that AT2022cmc was an “extraordinary” type of TDE that “didn’t seem to match any known type of celestial source”. He said: “The most known types of explosions are either much faster, much … Read more

Nasa’s Artemis spacecraft reaches the Moon

But at 1.25pm GMT the spacecraft regained contact with Earth and moved into an elliptical orbit which will eventually take it out into deep space, before the return journey home. Zeb Scoville, Nasa flight director and the grandson of Alistair Cooke, the late broadcaster, said: “This is one of those days that you’ve been thinking about … Read more

NASA’s Artemis 1 rocket launch kicks off long-awaited journey to the Moon

NASA’s new Moon rocket blasted off on its test flight with three dummies aboard early on Wednesday, bringing the United States a big step closer to putting astronauts back on the lunar surface for the first time in 50 years. If all goes well during the three-week flight, the rocket will propel an empty crew … Read more