Posts Tagged ‘Earth’

Is there life close to planet Earth?

Is there life close to planet Earth?

Is there life close to planet Earth?

Is there life on other planets? Are there life forms other than the ones on Planet Earth? Is Earth the only planet in the Solar System inhabited or there are more?

These are just few questions of the long list that started to appear in our mind once the man fled towards space. The idea of extraterrestrial life caught the imagination of hundreds of writers and film producers on one hand and millions of readers and viewers on the other hand. (more…)

Russian scientists want to save us from the Apophis asteroid

The orbit of Apophis

The orbit of Apophis

The 270 meters asteroid was first discovered in 2004, when scientists estimated that the chances of hitting the earth in 2029 would be 1 in37.

Furthermore analysis removed the possibility of an impact, astronomers currently considering that the Apophis asteroid will pass about 29,450 kilometers from Earth’s surface. (more…)

Will an asteroid hit Earth?

Will an asteroid hit Earth?

© David A. Hardy www.astroart.org

It might seem a science fiction movie script but is happening more often than you think. The Earth is hit all the time by asteroids, but they are small and burn out in the atmosphere before crushing down.

Thanks to the technologies now available, we can track all asteroids that come close to Earth and predict their trajectory even several decades in advance.

In 2028 a big asteroid is coming really close to Earth, missing us by a hair. The 1997 XF 11 asteroid will come so close to our planet that a slight change in its trajectory may have disastrous consequences. (more…)