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Important Message

Important Message

  Hi everyone, For personal reasons I’m probably not able to publish any articles the coming 2 to 3 weeks. Maybe, just maybe I’ll manage to publish a few “Pictures of the Day”. In the meantime you can view the images in the Photo Galleries or some older articles… I’m very sorry for this inconvenience… [continue reading]

Cosmic Impact Just After the Latest Ice Age Confirmed?

Cosmic Impact Just After the Latest Ice Age Confirmed?

  About 12,800 years ago when the Earth was warming and emerging from the last Ice Age, a dramatic and anomalous event occurred that abruptly reversed climatic conditions back to near-glacial state. According to James Kennett, UC Santa Barbara emeritus professor in earth science, this climate switch fundamentally –– and remarkably –– occurred in only [continue reading]

New Evidence about Asteroid that Killed the Dinosaurs

New Evidence about Asteroid that Killed the Dinosaurs

  A new look at conditions after a Manhattan-sized asteroid slammed into a region of Mexico in the dinosaur days indicates the event could have triggered a global firestorm that would have burned every twig, bush and tree on Earth and led to the extinction of 80 percent of all Earth’s species, says a new [continue reading]

The Third Closest Binary Star System Found

The Third Closest Binary Star System Found

  A pair of newly discovered stars is the third-closest binary star system to the Sun, according to a paper that will be published in Astrophysical Journal Letters. The duo is the closest star system discovered since 1916. The discovery was made by Kevin Luhman, an associate professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State [continue reading]

New Answers about the Russian Explosion

New Answers about the Russian Explosion

  When the Sun rose over Russia’s Ural Mountains on Friday, Feb. 15th, many residents of nearby Chelyabinsk already knew that a space rock was coming. Later that day, an asteroid named 2012 DA14 would pass by Earth only 17,200 miles above Indonesia. There was no danger of a collision, NASA assured the public. In [continue reading]

Today's Meteorite in Russia Compared to the Tunguska Event

Today’s Meteorite in Russia Compared to the Tunguska Event

  The stunning burning-up of a meteor over Russia today, that unleashed a shockwave injuring hundreds of people, appears to be the country’s most dramatic cosmic experience since the historic Tunguska Event of June 1908. A hole in Chebarkul Lake made by meteorite debris. Photo by Chebarkul town head Andrey Orlov. Meteorite explosions in the [continue reading]