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Asteroid Watch

Asteroid Watch
Recent News February 5, 2015NASA's Dawn spacecraft, on approach to dwarf planet Ceres, has acquired its latest and closest-yet snapshot of this mysterious world. › Read more January 27, 2015NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned the sharpest images ever seen of the dwarf planet Ceres. › Read more January 22, 2015There has been a significant increase in the amount of water "pouring" out of the Rosetta mission's comet. › Read more › More news Next Five Close Approaches Average distance between Earth and the moon is about 239,000 miles (385,000 kilometers). The Asteroid Watch Widget tracks asteroids and comets that will make relatively close approaches to Earth. The Widget displays the next five Earth approaches to within 4.6 million miles (7.5 million kilometers or 19.5 times the distance to the moon); an object larger than about 150 meters that can approach the Earth to within this distance is termed a potentially hazardous object.

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Tony Jaa Japanom Yeerum (Thai: จาพนม ยีรัมย์),[2][3] formerly Tatchakorn Yeerum[4] (Thai: ทัชชกร ยีรัมย์; RTGS: Thatchakon Yiram) or Panom Yeerum (Thai: พนม ยีรัมย์; RTGS: Phanom Yiram; [pʰanom jiːram]; born February 5, 1976 in Surin province, Isaan, Thailand). Better known in the West as Tony Jaa, in Thailand as Jaa Panom (Thai: จา พนม; RTGS: Cha Phanom), is a Thai martial artist, physical educator, actor, choreographer, stuntman, director, and has spent time as a Buddhist monk.[5] His films include Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior, Tom-Yum-Goong (also called Warrior King or The Protector), Ong-Bak 2: The Beginning, Ong Bak 3 and The Protector 2. Early life[edit] Tony Jaa was raised in a rural area in Surin province.[6] His hometown is 400 km far from Bangkok. As he grew up he watched films by Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Vince Lam and Jet Li at temple fairs, which was his inspiration to learn martial arts. Jaa won several Gold medals in Thailand for track running, sword play & gymnastics.

WFCAM Science Archive UKIDSS Galactic Plane Survey (GPS) Mosaic - DR7 The main window below displays a 6 billion pixel (1 arcsec pixels) mosaic of the GPS (centre: l=52, b=0 (109 > l > 0 ,360 > l > 355 and -2.5 < b < +2.5). Use the controls in the main window or the mouse (click&drag ) to move around the image and zoom in and out. Click on the small images on the left to move to that point in the mosaic. ROSAT Re-entry ROSAT (short for Röntgensatellit, in German X-rays are called Röntgenstrahlen, in honour of Wilhelm Röntgen) is a defunct German Aerospace Center-led satellite X-ray telescope, with instruments built by Germany, the UK and the US. It was launched on 1 June 1990, on a Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral, on what was initially designed as an 18 month mission, with provision for up to 5 years of operation. ROSAT actually operated for over 8 years, finally shutting down on 12 February 1999. ROSAT is expected to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere between October 21 and 23 2011. In February 2011, it was reported that the 2,400 kg satellite was unlikely to burn up entirely while re-entering the earth atmosphere due to the large amount of ceramics and glass used in construction.

Tour Dwarf Planet Ceres And See What The Dawn Spaceraft Spots In This Alien World [Video] NASA released a new video that offers viewers a virtual tour of the dwarf planet Ceres and its strange features including the mountain dubbed "The pyramid" and the mysterious bright spots located at the crater Occator.(Photo : NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA) NASA released a new video that offers viewers a glimpse of the diverse and dramatic surface of the dwarf planet Ceres. The new Ceres video tour, which was uploaded on YouTube Wednesday, was compiled from images that were gathered by the Dawn spacecraft that currently orbits the alien world from a height of around 1,200 miles, the closest the probe has gotten to Ceres. Oil Investors at Brink of Losing Trillions of Dollars in Assets. Gore: It's That Road Runner Moment Climate: Now or Never A major threat to fossil fuel companies has suddenly moved from the fringe to center stage with a dramatic announcement by Germany’s biggest power company and an intriguing letter from the Bank of England. A growing minority of investors and regulators are probing the possibility that untapped deposits of oil, gas and coal -- valued at trillions of dollars globally -- could become stranded assets as governments adopt stricter climate change policies. The concept gaining traction from Wall Street to the City of London is simple. Limits on emissions of carbon dioxide will be necessary to hold temperature increases to 2 degrees Celsius, the maximum climate scientists say is advisable. Without technologies to capture the waste gases from combusting fossil fuels, a majority of known oil, gas and coal deposits would have to stay underground.

Top 10 Nostradamus Predictions Michel de Nostredame (aka Nostradamus) was a 16th-century French "seer." We don't have many seers these days. Nostradamus studied astrology and various "occult" sciences and used those to predict the future. He's best known for The Prophecies, a collection of French quatrains published in 1555. So are these prophecies worthy predictions of the future or merely vague observations retrofitted to match past events? Here is a list of some of the most famous: ROSAT Re-entry ROSAT (short for Röntgensatellit, in German X-rays are called Röntgenstrahlen, in honour of Wilhelm Röntgen) is a defunct German Aerospace Center-led satellite X-ray telescope, with instruments built by Germany, the UK and the US. It was launched on 1 June 1990, on a Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral, on what was initially designed as an 18 month mission, with provision for up to 5 years of operation. ROSAT actually operated for over 8 years, finally shutting down on 12 February 1999. ROSAT is expected to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere between October 21 and 23 2011. In February 2011, it was reported that the 2,400 kg satellite was unlikely to burn up entirely while re-entering the earth atmosphere due to the large amount of ceramics and glass used in construction.

Visualization Explorer for the iPad - Home The NASA Visualization Explorer features visualizations, animations and images of our sun and the universe. Story topics include findings from NASA spacecraft exploring Earth, the planets and beyond. World premiere content delivered right to your fingertips produced exclusively for the NASA Visualization Explorer app.

Scientists Unravel Mystery of Bright Spots on Dwarf Planet Ceres Scientists have finally cracked the mystery of the unexplained lights on the dwarf planet Ceres that were speculated to be everything from alien cities to ice volcanoes. After months of research gathered from the Dawn spacecraft, two new studies published in the journal "Nature" are shedding new light on what the 130 bright spots observed on Ceres could be and the surprising place where the dwarf planet may have formed. In the first study, scientists determined those unusual areas of brightness are likely deposits of a salty substance comprised of magnesium sulfate, similar to epsom salt on Earth. The deposits were likely left when water-ice sublimated, scientists said. 22 Beautiful Uses For Vaseline Vaseline, a.k.a. petroleum jelly is a beauty staple that every girl should have in their makeup bag. There are a zillions of uses for it and it is so inexpensive! Here’s some beauty related tricks you can do with vaseline: 1. Lip balm: moisturizes and soothes chapped lips but it doesn’t taste good.

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