Blue fireball lights up sky over Sweden

Mar 23
A very large blue fireball illuminated the sky over Sweden around 20:30 UTC (21:30 CET) on March 20, 2017. The event was so powerful that the whole sky lit up, Swedish All Sky Meteor Network astronomers said. Credits: Jessica Dellsjö Images of the event immediately started appearing on social networks, with people from the cities of Stockholm, Uppsala and Örebro all reported seeing the event. Reports from eastern Uppland mention sonic boom associated with the event.  Several

Ancient Platinum Asteroid Wiped Out Native American Civilization

Mar 16
By Peggy Binette, University of South Carolina No one knows for certain why the Clovis people and iconic beasts — mastodon, mammoth and saber-toothed tiger — living some 12,800 years ago suddenly disappeared. However, a discovery of widespread platinum at archaeological sites across the U.S. by three University of South Carolina archaeologists has provided an important clue in solving this enduring mystery. The research findings are outlined in a new study released Thursday (March 9) in Scientific

Asteroid Clay Could Solve the Space Radiation Problem

Mar 16
by Rosalie Chan, Inverse.com Asteroids likely caused the dinosaur apocalypse, and if one hurtles into Earth, we’d probably die, too. But asteroids can be a lifesavers in outer space, by protecting us from space radiation. In space, humans are prone to fatal radiation from galactic cosmic rays and solar energetic particles, and this is a major obstacle when it comes to deep-space missions. But in a study published Wednesday in Advances in Space Research, University

NEOShield-2 Agent Event in Athens, Greece

Mar 07
Reported by Takis Theodossiou, Athens, Greece On the 3rd of March it took place in Athens by the LOGOS-SLOVO Α-Ω scientific association a workshop about hazardous Asteroids (NEOs) and the NEOShield-2 project. In this workshop, members of our association as well as amateur astronomers and space enthusiasts have participated, totalizing 18 participants. Our purpose and main goal was to inform the Greek public and our members about the Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) that are orbiting