“Imagine taking a pile of metal five times larger than the Big Island of Hawaii and burying it underground…”
Uh. OK. That’s a LOT of metal. Nickel and iron? Ancient asteroid impact? 300 kilometers deep?
Sounds like a “golden” mining opportunity…
…even enough to totally justify “
the Moon is a part of Mars“?
asteroids, astronomy, exploration, Moon, risk, science, solar system •
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OK, not actually glitterspray. Lots of tiny moons. Micromoons?
Exploding out of Bennu, which is an asteroid circling way out near Pluto right now, but will intersect Earth’s orbit in September 2060. And in 2135. And in 2175. And maybe soon again after that.
Doomsayers, prepare yourselves!
(Cumulative 1 in 2700 chance it’ll hit Earth by then. Too bad Bruce Willis won’t be around to save us.)
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Tags: armageddon, asteroids, Bennu, Bruce Willis, impact, meteor shower, NASA, space exploration •
What came before the planets? What are the origins of life? And how much of a threat do asteroids pose to life on Earth today?
There’s plenty of evidence to suggest that asteroids have (or used to have) hydrocarbons. If they have amino acids and nucleic acids…
Hmm. Sounds like a science fiction story based on science…
astronomy, background, science, space •
Tags: asteroids, Bennu, carbon, exploration, Hayabusa, nucleic, Ryugu, science, space •
A literary agent just told me (via email) that I need to “ground each scene in reality.”
Of a science fiction slash fantasy novel. In outer space. With asteroid miners, space pirates, Martian settlers, astral walking, and elemental morphing powers.
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Tags: asteroids, astral, occult, reality, science fiction, SF, space, writing •
Though discovered nearly four years ago, an asteroid in orbit near Jupiter ( BZ509, or just “bee-zee” for short) is now said to be originally from outside our solar system. The aliens are here (have been here…).
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Tags: alien life, aliens, asteroids, astronomy, inspiration, science fiction, SciFi, SF, space, speculation, stories, writing •