Asteroid horror: NASA tracks a rock taller than Empire State Building flying past Earth – News 247

 The colossal asteroid will approach our planet at great speeds on Sunday, November 3 Space agency NASA predicts the rocky body dubbed Asteroid 2015 JD1 will approach around 12 44pm BST (8.44am EDT). When this happens, the 1,476ft-wide (450m) space rock will hit speeds of more than 26,600mph (42,900kph)  The monstrous asteroid is heading towards […]

What If We Detonated All Nuclear Bombs at Once?

Many of our viewers have asked us a very serious question:Many of our viewers have asked us a very serious question:What if we made a big pile of bombsWhat if we made a big pile of bombsand exploded every nuclear weapon in the world all at once?and exploded every nuclear weapon in the world all […]

10 Unsettling Solar System Possibilities

While decades of solar system exploration has answered many of humanity’s questions about the nature and formation of this star system, with in depth study comes even more mysteries and odd possibilities. Some of them are intriguing and strange, and some of them are outright unsettling. So here are ten of the most unsetling Solar […]

Discovery Channel – Large Asteroid Impact Simulation

An asteroid with a diameter of 500 km. Destination: The Pacific Ocean. The impact peels the 10 km crust off the surface. The shockwave travels at hypersonic speeds. Debris is blasted across into low Earth orbit, and returns to destroy the surface of the Earth. The firestorm encircles the Earth, vaporizing all life in its […]

Aliens under the Ice – Life on Rogue Planets

Rogue planets are planets that travel through the universe alone. They inhabit the dark and vast space between the stars. Drifting alone through eternal darkness, no light warms their surfaces, and they’re exposed to the freezing cold of outer space. They know no seasons, no days, and no nights, which could give away the passing […]

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx: Mission to Bennu

[Music] OSIRIS-REx is a NASA mission to explore near-Earth asteroid Bennu, a remnant from the dawn of the solar system, and to return a sample of Bennu to Earth. On September 8, 2016, OSIRIS-REx began its journey to Bennu from Cape Canaveral, Florida aboard an Atlas V rocket. It lifted off shortly before sunset, climbing […]