An asteroid the size of a small house just flew 26,000 miles above our planet’s surface, which gave NASA a chance to test its planetary defense systems!
If you’ve ever dreamed of protecting Earth from aliens, act now because NASA is taking applications for the role of Planetary Protection Officer!
This morning, NASA announced that it has found 7 earth-sized planets orbiting a star 40 light years away, with life or water possible on all of these planets.
On 26 January 2015, asteroid 2004 BL86 will get within 745,000 miles (approximately 1.2 million KM) from Earth, which is very close for such a large asteroid!
Stargazers are in for a treat this weekend as Comet Lovejoy makes its closest approach to Earth, providing a sight not to be seen again for 8,000 years!
On 30 June 2015, an extra second (a ‘Leap Second’) will be added to clocks to compensate for the Earth’s slowing rotation, and align it with ‘atomic time’.
Over 1 million people have shared a hoax on Facebook claiming everyone will be rendered weightless for a brief moment on 4 January 2015.