Tagged: near-Earth asteroids

Big Eye Wide, But Shut - Out of Space

Duncan Steel Nov 23, 2020

[avatar user=”duncansteel” size=”thumbnail” align=”right” /] A few days ago the US National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the decommissioning of the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. This story has been the subject of items in the mass media around the globe, and also in New Zealand. Cables supporting the massive horns and radio receivers above the dish have snapped, the … Read More

Small asteroid to make near-miss of Earth in NZ skies tonight - Out of Space

Duncan Steel Sep 24, 2020

[avatar user=”duncansteel” size=”thumbnail” align=”right” /] Sorry for the late notice on this one, but I only just heard myself, in common with most of the human race. A small asteroid, somewhere between the size of a truck and the size of a house in dimensions, will hurtle past the Earth tonight, dipping closer to our planet’s surface than the altitude … Read More