Friday, October 15, 2021

Meteorite Crashes Through Ceiling, Lands Next To Woman’s Pillow


"TODAY" Channel on Youtube shows that a woman in western Canada was asleep in bed when a nearly 3-pound rock crashed through her ceiling and landed next to her pillow. Scientists have confirmed it was a meteorite. The woman was not hurt.

A physicist says that the meteorite found in B.C. could shed light on solar system's origin. Peter G. Brown, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Western Ontario, says the meteorite made its fiery way to Earth on Oct. 3, after spinning out of its orbit in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, nearly 180 million kilometres away.

Brown says the woman has loaned the rock to the university and, for the next month or so, it will become "a small piece of a larger puzzle" as scientists "disentangle how the early solar system formed."

It seems that the 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite is older than anything on Earth but is formed of minerals found here, like iron and nickel, although in much larger proportions, giving it unusual weight for a rock its size.

The exact chemistry is still being studied.

The rock will eventually be returned to the woman whose roof it punctured.

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A so-called meteorite is a solid piece of debris from an object, such as a comet, asteroid, or meteoroid, that originates in outer space and survives its passage through the atmosphere to reach the surface of a planet or moon. When the original object enters the atmosphere, various factors such as friction, pressure, and chemical interactions with the atmospheric gases cause it to heat up and radiate energy. It then becomes a meteor and forms a fireball, also known as a shooting star or falling star; astronomers call the brightest examples so-called "bolides". Once it settles on the larger body's surface, the meteor really becomes a meteorite. Meteorites vary greatly in size. For geologists, a bolide is a meteorite large enough to create an impact crater.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

NASA Warns and Confirms Fireballs hitting Earth


WC Daily on Youtube shows that NASA Warns and Confirms Fireballs hitting Earth. NASA has confirmed that at least five fireballs have flown over the US in the past week, following many reported sightings. NASA Confirmed Fireballs hitting Earth caught on camera meteor NASA caught on camera meteor shower. Asteroid hit earth asteroid hits moon fireball NASA impact on earth meteorite hits earth meteorite meteorite strike meteor strike meteorite impact asteroid impact meteorite impact on earth. Fireball north Carolina neveda fireball how to find meteorites science nasa news space space news science news asteroid news meteorite news meteor falls meteor fall asteroid impact on earth.

Inside SpaceX's Mission to Send Humans into Deep Space


ABC News In-depth takes a look at the exciting space story.

In the era of New Space, billionaire Elon Musk is blazing the trail. He’s building a gigantic starship to fly humans further than ever before. 

In the tiny Texan hamlet of Boca Chica, a huge rocket is being built and tested. It’s Elon Musk’s Starship, a 120-metre-high spacecraft whose mission is to transport humans to the moon and beyond, to Mars.

Musk and his company SpaceX are at the forefront of what’s being called ‘New Space’, the rush to commercialise the space sector.

Colonisation of the Red Planet is a possibility.

New company to take passengers to the edge of space in a balloon


CNBC Television shows how NBC's Tom Costello reports on a new company that will take passengers to the edge of space in a giant balloon.

'I'm Going To See The Vastness Of Space': William Shatner On Heading To Space


NBC News shows that Jeff Bezos is sending his second civilian crew into space, this time including "Star Trek" icon William Shatner, reprising his most famous role as a space explorer. He talks about his first "real" opportunity to head to space.

Russia beats USA in race to shoot first movie in space


The Telegraph on Youtube shows that a Russian crew of two cosmonauts, a movie director and an actress took off for the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday to shoot the first movie in space, the latest twist in decades of Russia-US space rivalry.

The four launched on a Soyuz MS-19 craft at 08:55 GMT on their way to the station, which orbits Earth at an altitude of around 220 miles (354 km).

The 12-day Russian mission follows the launch of the first all-civilian crew aboard a rocket and capsule developed by SpaceX, which was founded by businessman Elon Musk.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

SpaceX’s Mechazilla Is More Mind Blowing Than You Think!


Futurity on Youtube shows that once completed, the Mechazilla will enable SpaceX to launch the Starship up to three times a day so let’s find more about this secret weapon!

At Futurity, they scour the globe for all the latest tech releases, news and info just so you don't have to! Covering everything from cryptocurrency to robotics, small startups to multinational corporations like Tesla and Jeff Bezos to Elon Musk and everything in between!

Mechagodzilla (メカゴジラ, Mekagojira) is a fictional mecha character that first appeared in the 1974 film Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. In its debut appearance, Mechagodzilla is depicted as a certain extraterrestrial villain that confronts Godzilla. In subsequent iterations, Mechagodzilla is usually depicted as a man-made weapon designed to defend country of Japan from Godzilla. In all incarnations, the character is portrayed as a robotic doppelgänger with a vast array of powerful weaponry, and along with King Ghidorah, is commonly considered to be an archenemy of so-called Godzilla.

A doppelgänger is an apparition or double of a living person. For example, "he has been replaced by an evil doppelgänger."