Asteroid vs. Earth: Cross your fingers on Feb 15, 2013

(February 9, 2013) On February 15, small near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14 will fly so close to Earth that it will pass inside the ring of geosynchronous weather and communications satellites. The flyby of asteroid 2012 DA14 is the closest ever predicted Earth approach for an object this large. If it impacted the Earth, this asteroid […]

Earth’s recent asteroid encounter is closest in 200 years

Howdy!*  Looks like I’m the newest columnist here at the Blue Ribbon News. Our family is into our second decade of living in Rockwall and I’m very passionate about astronomy.  Since my personal mission statement (it’s on my astrodad website so it must be true) is to elevate the human condition by increasing our sense […]