Our Earth is constantly bombarded by small asteroids that try to penetrate its protective atmosphere. The vast majority don't get through, but larger asteroids could pose a threat.
Understanding better what asteroids are made of is crucial in improving deflection technologies to set them off a collision course. This is one of the main objectives of AIM, ESA's preliminary Asteroid Impact Mission.
Launched in October 2020, AIM would travel to a binary asteroid system – the paired Didymos asteroids, which will come a comparatively close 11 million km to Earth in 2022. The 800 m-diameter main body is orbited by a 150 m moon, informally called ‘Didymoon’.
This smaller body is AIM’s focus: the spacecraft would perform high-resolution visual, thermal and radar mapping of the moon to build detailed maps of its surface and interior structure.
The main AIM spacecraft is planned to carry at least three smaller spacecraft – the Mascot-2 asteroid lander, being provided by DLR (Mascot-1 is already flying on JAXA’s Hayabusa-2), as well as two or more CubeSats.
Around four months after AIM's arrival, the NASA-led part of AIDA will arrive: the Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, probe will approach the binary system – then crash straight into the asteroid moon at about 6 km/s.
AIM is intended to be watching closely as DART hits Didymoon. In the aftermath, it will perform detailed before-and-after comparisons on the structure of the body itself, as well as its orbit, to characterise DART’s kinetic impact and its consequences.
A large meteorite exploded in the sky over the region of Khakassia in Southwest Siberia on Tuesday, November 6, 2016.
Many people witnessed the moment the fireball turned the evening sky into day.
The fireball did not reach the earth and burned up in the dense layers of the atmosphere above Sayanogorsk.
The bright flash of light was seen for three or four seconds in different regions of the country, however the sound of the explosion was about 30 seconds later.
It seems another large meteorite exploded at about the same time over Norway, according to BPEarthwatch who explained that these meteorites are possible debris from the asteroid 3200 Phaethon, which is an Apollo asteroid with an unusual orbit.
Below are two videos of the fireball over Russia. In the third video BPEarthwatch informs us about the fireball over Norway and the asteroid 3200 Phaethon.
Planet Nine, the undiscovered planet at the edge of the solar system that was predicted by the work of Caltech's Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown in January 2016 appears to be responsible for the unusual tilt of the sun and may be adding a wobble to the solar system according to a new study.
"Because Planet Nine is so massive and has an orbit tilted compared to the other planets, the solar system has no choice but to slowly twist out of alignment," says Elizabeth Bailey, a graduate student at Caltech and lead author of a study announcing the discovery.
Brown and Batygin's discovery of evidence that the sun is orbited by an as-yet-unseen planet that is about 10 times the size of Earth with an orbit that is about 20 times farther from the sun on average than Neptune's - changes the physics.
The tilt of the solar system's orbital plane has long befuddled astronomers because of the way the planets formed: as a spinning cloud slowly collapsing first into a disk and then into objects orbiting a central star but Planet Nine offers a testable explanation for the otherwise mysterious spin–orbit misalignment of the solar system.
With the above in mind, many pieces of the puzzle fall into place.
In 1983 the Washington Post wrote about the discovery of an unknown heavenly celestial body. Then, in recent years several scientists have reported on this mysterious planet and many of them died under suspicious circumstances. Furthermore, since 1983 Governments around the world building huge underground bunkers and shelters. Why? To ensure the survival of the elite from an impending cataclysm?
NASA has sent an infrared telescope into space and the Vatican uses an infrared telescope, named Lucifer and not to forget NASA has placed an infrared telescope in Antarctica.
Image left: The South Pole Telescope at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station is constantly scanning the universe.
According to astronomer Mike Brown it will not take much longer than 16 months for Planet Nine "official" will be discovered. (Note: The “official” discovery will be around September 23, 2017?).
If we refer to the position of the stars in the sky everything points to a specific date, which is September 23, 2017, then could the Dragon of Revelation 12 be the rogue planet Nine (or call it Nibiru, Planet X, wormwood) in our solar system? Might it travel out into deep space only to return and to cause havoc on the earth?
Image left: Buzz Aldrin got on a Russian plane to visit Antarctica!
Could the recent trips of Patriach Kirill, then John Kerry, then Buzz Aldrin to Antarctica have something to do with this planet Nine?
There were meetings between secret forces that control the planet from behind the scenes?