Latest Detlef Koschny Stories

Near-miss Asteroid Will Return Next Year
2012-03-16 03:03:09

When it whizzes past Earth in 2013, a newly discovered asteroid is going to miss our planet – but not by much. The 50 m space rock is expected to come closer than many satellites, highlighting the growing need to keep watch on hazards from above.

Video Captures Draconid Meteor
2011-10-25 11:01:45

This video catches the moment when a Draconid meteor exploded in Earth's atmosphere earlier this month.

2010-09-22 14:25:01

What does a scientist do to visualize a space journey? Build a model, of course.

Word of the Day
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.