NASA emails reveal agency’s surprise at asteroid’s near-miss of Earth

It turns out that NASA's ability to detect asteroids before they strike has been grossly overestimated as the asteroid strike of July 22 2019 should be a wake up call to the world. AXIOS.COM Internal NASA communications show the agency's surprise after a football-field-sized asteroid narrowly missed Earth in July, according to emails acquired by BuzzFeed News via a Freedom of Information Act request. Why it matters: The emails show that NASA officials believe the agency is lacking necessary...
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Solar Spike Suggests a More Active Sun

Radio waves are providing a new way to probe the Sun and suggest that the magnetic field of its corona may be stronger than long thought. EOS.ORG At about the same time the Sun was blowing off the largest flare measured in over a decade, the strength of the magnetic field in its atmosphere hit a record high. But that may not be abnormal. New research suggests that the Sun’s magnetic field may climb to levels of intensity stronger than currently predicted, a discovery that could have impli...
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Four asteroids on COLLISION course with Earth

RT It’s a scenario straight out of a Hollywood blockbuster, an asteroid is careening towards Earth and is set to wipe out human existence. To mark Asteroid Day, here are four space rocks on a collision course with our planet. The United Nations fears that the possibility of an asteroid smashing into a densely populated area isn’t being taken seriously enough, so it designated June 30 as International Asteroid Day to raise awareness about the potentially catastrophic occurrence. The da...
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