Besides Stephen Hawking’s theory that President Trump will push Earth “over the brink” (Daily Caller story) to disaster, here is a brief Hawking history:
Researchers at Cal Tech claim an anomaly in the orbits of the distant Kuiper Belt points to the existence of an unknown planet.
The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs was estimated at six miles wide …
Asteroid Florence will fly by Earth Aug. 31 – Sep. 2.
NASA announced it will send a probe to study the Sun’s outer atmosphere and solar wind on July 31, 2018. Read more at Space.com
We can hear Charlton Heston’s words from Armaggedon now.
Asteroid 2014 JO25 discovered in 2014 will closely miss the Earth on April 19, 2017.
39 light years from Earth in the constellation Aquarius is the TRAPPIST-1 system. Details at Space.com
NASA’s space shuttle would take 1.5 million years to get there.
Russian internet billionaire Yuri Milner’s proposed Breakthrough Starshot nanobot proposal would take approximately 200 years. Read more at Science Mag
Two asteroids will buzz Earth today. Read more at Space.com
Two stars will collide in 2022, creating a visible new star within the cross shaped Cygnus constellation. Telegraph story
Before NASA was tasked with Muslim outreach, the U.S. explored the Moon.
The closest supermoon since January 26, 1948 is on Nov. 13-14, 2016. More from Earthsky.org
Babylonians left out one constellation in the zodiac. Are you now Ophiuchus?
Officials have confirmed China’s first space station is out of control and will crash to Earth somewhere unknown in late 2017.
NASA launched a mission to the asteroid Bennu, in hopes of gathering the earliest stages of solar system formation.
The reuseable rocket by SpaceX landed successfully on is barge for the first time, on April 8.