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Asteroid Intercept System
2013-03-08 04:39:48

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The combination of new technology, a growing interest in astronomy, and more media hype has led to an even bigger fear of "what if" scenarios for potentially hazardous asteroids. However, Iowa State engineers say they are coming up with a few ideas to help save our planet from a repeat of the asteroid-impact that led to the dinosaur annihilation. Bong Wie and colleagues from Iowa State will be presenting a paper as part of NASA's...

2012-08-08 21:42:46

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It may seem like poppycock, but the methods utilized in the popular movie Armageddon wouldn't work, according to science. Students from the University of Leicester were the ones to burst everyone's bubble by using a popular arch-nemesis when it comes to battling the reality of a movie: physics. In the 1998 film, Bruce Willis, an old-drilling platform engineer, must save Earth from being pummeled by an asteroid by drilling to the...

2011-04-12 07:15:00

Steven Siceloff, NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center Movie audiences have watched space shuttles launch off the back of a 747, land on an asteroid and take off on a hurried flight to keep an aged satellite from plummeting to Earth. The scenes have not been real, sometimes not even realistic, but they helped solidify the shuttle's place as a vehicle of adventure. "People, when they think of space exploration, they often think of shuttle," said NASA's Bert Ulrich, the person who reviews scripts...

2011-03-14 12:23:00

ATLANTA, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- If J. E. Becker, author of the newly released The Sign of the End, is right about Bible Prophecy, the devastation of the Asian tsunamis and all such disasters is but a shadow of things to come. In this second book of The Armageddon Trilogy, The Sign of the End, she shows that the earth actually turns upside down, expelling the seas and oceans over all the coasts of the earth. This time the casualties will exceed millions and the property damage...

2011-01-05 10:15:00

Roland Emmerich's disaster of a film "2012" (Columbia Pictures) was named by NASA scientist Donald Yeomans an "exceptional and extraordinary example of Hollywood bad science." Yeomans, head of NASA's Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous Mission also remarked that to the newspaper The Australian the "the film-makers took advantage of public worries about the so-called end of the world as apparently predicted by the Mayans of Central America, whose calendar ends on December 21, 2012." Hurricanes,...

2009-03-25 14:40:00

For the first time in history, scientists have matched a meteorite on Earth with a specific asteroid, providing insight into how the planets were formed and how to best avoid a potential asteroid catastrophe sometime in the future. Last October, astronomers began tracking a small asteroid heading toward Earth before it became a "shooting star."  The asteroid appeared to mostly blow up in the sky 23 miles above the ground, leading scientists to believe there would not be any space rocks...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'