A strong solar flare is blasting its way to Earth, but the worst of its power looks like it will barely skim above the planet and not cause many problems.
NASA says the space rock — known as 2014 RC — will pass closest to earth above New Zealand around 11:18 a.m. Sunday. The asteroid is estimated at roughly 60 feet wide. It was first discovered on August 31st by researchers near Tucson, according to NASA.
A few of our stellar neighbors are hard to miss. Vega, which passes high overhead on August evenings, is just 25 light-years away. And Sirius, the brightest star in all the night sky, is nine light-years away.
Folks in Hawaii should see a flying saucer in the skies above Kauai Thursday morning. It’s a NASA project meant to eventually help land heavy objects on Mars. Up until now parachutes have been used.
On April 22nd, NASA asked people around the globe to snap a photo of their location on the planet at that point and on Thursday they released the results of that world-wide photo hunt, a mosaic selfie of our planet as seen from space.
The commercial cargo ship Dragon returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing back nearly 2 tons of science experiments and old equipment for NASA.
As an Earth Day breakfast was under way Tuesday morning at San Francisco City Hall, a group of recyclers, environmentalists and other community advocates were protesting closures of community-based recycling centers.
Don’t miss these 5 ideas for South Bay activities and groups to help you celebrate the spirit of Earth Day 2013.
According to Oakland-based Chabot Space and Science Center astronomer Ben Burress, the asteroid missed Earth by about 17,230 miles, closer than many of earth’s satellites.
A NASA satellite was visible in the skies over California as it entered the atmosphere, before crashing into Earth.