joi, 7 aprilie 2011

Match made in heaven: Earth finds new companion as giant asteroid joins its path around the sun

- Earth has found a new companion that has joined its orbit around the sun, scientists have revealed.
It may not have the most romantic of names, but Asteroid 2010 SO16 could pursue Earth for anywhere between the next 120,000 to a million years. Full story:

* Huge Asteroid to Pass Near Earth in November... U.S. Must Be Ready to Meet Asteroid Threat, White House Science Adviser Says... Cdn and American astronauts want world to start getting ready for asteroids... National Geographic (November 19, 2008): "High-energy electrons captured over Antarctica could reveal the presence of a nearby but MYSTERIOUS ASTROPHYSICAL OBJECT that's bombarding Earth with cosmic rays, researchers say":