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To change an asteroid's direction, scientist's are considering the use of space craft thrusters as gravity tractors that slowly pull it away from Earth. 🧭
A very tiny gravitational change early on can mean the difference between an impact and a near miss.
In 2017, astronomers in Hawaii discovered ʻOumuamua, an intergalactic rock from outside of our asteroid belt.
It has been regarded as the first confirmed object from another star to visit our solar system.
NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, is a defense-driven initiative that uses space crafts to change the motion of an asteroid in space using a kinetic impactor technique.
This technology could be detrimental to the safety of our planet.
Potentially hazardous asteroids are at least 500 feet in diameter and orbit within 4.5 million miles of Earth.
Apophis, one of the most popular asteroids in sight, will be within 20,000 miles of our planet on Friday, April 13th, 2029.
The main asteroid belt is filled with rocks ranging from a few meters wide to hundreds of kilometers in diameter. 🪨
Like our planets, asteroids orbit the sun, taking between three and six years to complete their journey.
When a meteor hits the ground, it vaporizes, releasing incredible amounts of kinetic energy.
The impact of an asteroid on Earth would create waves of effects, from earthquakes to fires and unimaginable changes in climate, health, and agriculture.
Around 66 million years ago, a rock twice the size of Mount Everest came crashing down at about ten miles per second, almost 50 times faster than a speeding bullet. 🛰️☄️
Within hours, most of the dinosaurs within North and Central America were wiped out.
This is the case of the killer rocks, some of the Earth's biggest threats.
There's no looking back.
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Predicting the likelihood of an asteroid colliding with Earth is like playing a round of roulette: even the best in the game have to risk it all.
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In the Case of the Killer Rocks, no evidence is small evidence. We're creating a master wall of evidence to piece together cosmic hints from each episode.
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Today, we're exploring the cosmos unlike ever before. Are you up for the challenge?
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The Portuguese man o' war (Physalia physalis) is not a true jellyfish but a siphonophore. So while it may appear to be an individual organism, it’s actually a colonial hydrozoan.
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We're one day away from tackling the greatest threats in space.
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Omphalotus japonicus, commonly known as the tsukiyotake (月夜茸) translates as "moon-night mushroom"
The fungus grows on dead or decaying beech trees, and is found in mountainous regions of Japan. The fruit bodies begin appearing in September and October.
The truth can strike at any second. 🛰️
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One of the Karlsruhe class of cruisers, the Koln was officially classed by the German Navy during World War I. Using CGI, maritime archeologists have been able to create a stunning visualization of the shipwreck.
#AbandonedExpeditionShipwreck starts NOW on Science Channel. https://t.co/WzyEr4XyWc
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