Monthly Archives: May 2012

Astronomy to me is one of the most fascinating things on earth, maybe because i is as close as most people will get to travelling from earth and exploring the infinite beyond. I have always held a strong interest from a young age and where most people tend move on from that to sport or… Read Article →

Asteroids are distinguished as small solar system bodies that orbit a sun. Specifically, we consider small planetoids that orbit around our sun to the distance of Jupiter to be asteroids. Asteroids are usually rocky or metallic. Their composition varies greatly from one asteroid to the next. Due to their orbit in the solar system many… Read Article →

It was an asteroid 65 million years ago that hit the Earth in Russia and set up a plume of smoke that enveloped the earth. This caused years of wintry conditions. It was this episode that caused the demise of the dinosaurs and the ascendency of birds and mammals. We thus owe our evolutionary position… Read Article →

It isn’t every day that a crisis, a true crisis hits within astronomy.  We’re not talking about a long range rover going missing in transit, although a government losing millions of dollars is never a good thing for the industry.  Instead we’re talking about a true crisis, lives being put at stake.  Unlike a lot… Read Article →

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