Quantcast

Latest David J. Tholen Stories

Massive Asteroid Will Not Strike Earth In 2040
2012-12-23 05:40:35

A 140 meter diameter asteroid experts once believed had a one in 500 chance of striking the Earth no longer presents a significant impact risk, NASA officials have confirmed.

f328a44e8b5bacd90405259585b6936a
2009-10-07 14:20:00

Using updated information, NASA scientists have recalculated the path of a large asteroid. The refined path indicates a significantly reduced likelihood of a hazardous encounter with Earth in 2036.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.