David Morrisons NEO NEWS (02 Oct 2014)

Oct 02
NASA INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT ON NEO PROGRAM In a widely reported news item, the NASA IG criticized the NASA NEO Program within NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. The primary concerns were lack of program oversight as the NEO program funding has increased from $10M to $20M to $40M. The report also noted that the NASA program is unlikely to meet its goal of finding 90 percent of NEAs larger than 140m by 2020. SpaceRef quoted the

ESA indicated Rosetta’s lander Philae primary landing site

Sep 16
Image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from a distance of 62 kilometers. Credit: ESA / Rosetta / MPS for OSIRIS Team; MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA Yesterday ESA indicated the site where Philae, Rosetta’s lander, is going to land next November 11, 2014. During the Landing Site Selection group meeting on 13-14 September, the “J” site, its currently name, has been unanimously chosen from five candidates. The image shows the location of the landing site for Rosetta's lander Philae. Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS

Meteorite on Nicaragua Last news

Sep 09
(Image: EL 19 Digital Website, Powered by Newslook) The shot above shows the crater that, as I wrote yesterday, Nicaraguan government affirmed being caused by a meteorite last Saturday night. Some experts declared that the space rock could be part of Asteroid 2014 RC that last weekend passed very close to Earth. But different scientists still do not believe in the “meteorite theory”. As for Bill Cooke, head of the Meteoroid Environment Office at NASA’s

Asteroid 2014 RC safely passed close to Earth last Sunday

Sep 08
The photo took by the Nicaraguan Army shows the crater possibly caused by the impact of a small meteorite near the Managuas's airport (Nicaragua) last Sunday. Asteroid 2014 RC safely passed close to Earth last Sunday. The NEO, a 20 meters space rock, was discovered just some days before its "journey" near the planet. NASA claimed “Asteroid 2014 RC was initially discovered on the night of August 31 by the Catalina Sky Survey near Tucson,