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December 2, 2021

Massive ‘Potentially Dangerous’ Asteroid Will Enter Earth’s Orbit Next Week

NASA said that a “potentially hazardous” asteroid the size of the Eiffel Tower is currently barreling towards Earth.

The asteroid 4660 Nereus earned its classification because of its proximity to Earth. NASA predicts it will be at its closest point to our planet on December 11, since its 1982 discovery.

The 330-meter asteroid will come within 2.5 million miles — or roughly ten times farther away from the moon. While that might sound like an incredible distance, it’s considered close by cosmic standards.

According to Asterank, a database that monitors over 600,000 asteroids, Nereus’s value is roughly $4.71 billion. The rock is thought to contain billions of dollars worth of nickel, iron, and cobalt.

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NASA says huge, ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid will break into Earth’s orbit next week

November 10, 2021

NASA chief hints that UFOs have otherworldly origins

NASA administrator Bill Nelson spoke about the series of military encounters with UFOs that appear to have extraordinary flight capabilities and suggested that they are not from this earth.

Nelson spoke to several naval pilots who observed the unknown craft, and he is convinced that they “saw something, and their radars locked onto it.”

“Who am I to say that planet Earth is the only location of a life form that is civilized and organized like ours?” the NASA chief said.

Nelson’s remarks make him the latest in a long line of government officials who suggest that such encounters have otherworldly explanations.

When asked about the Navy’s encounters with UFOs, former CIA director John Brennan said the objects might “constitute a different form of life.” He added that “it’s a bit presumptuous and arrogant for us to believe that there’s no other form of life anywhere in the entire universe.”

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NASA chief Bill Nelson latest official to suggest UFOs have otherworldly origins

November 8, 2021

Astronomers want NASA to build a giant telescope to look for aliens

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s “top recommendation for a mission” for NASA is a giant telescope capable of viewing far away planets so that they can search for alien life.

Once a decade, NASA and other government science agencies ask this independent panel of experts to review the field of astronomy and determine the top research priorities.

“The most amazing scientific opportunity ahead of us in the coming decades is the possibility that we can find life on another planet orbiting a star in our galactic neighborhood,” said Fiona Harrison, an astrophysicist at Caltech who co-chaired the committee.

“In the last decade, we’ve uncovered thousands of planets around other stars,” Harrison said, where the environmental conditions are possibly habitable for life.

The expert panel recommends a telescope much more sizable than the Hubble Space Telescope that would be capable of blocking out a star’s bright light to capture the much dimmer light coming from a small planet.

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Astronomers want NASA to build a giant space telescope to peer at alien Earths

November 5, 2021

NASA aims for February launch of first moon rocket since Apollo mission

NASA said it’s aiming to launch its powerful Space Launch System (SLS) rocket in February 2022, marking the first trek to the moon since the Apollo 17 mission in 1972.

The agency said the rocket should soon be ready for an upcoming uncrewed flight test around the moon.

Its mission, Artemis I, will be the first step toward a future flight test with a crew. NASA plans to send the first woman and the first person of color to the moon in the coming years.

“It’s hard to put into words what this milestone means, not only to us here at Exploration Ground Systems, but to all the incredibly talented people who have worked so hard to help us get to this point,” said Mike Bolger, Exploration Ground Systems program manager, in a statement. “Our team has demonstrated tremendous dedication preparing for the launch of Artemis I. While there is still work to be done to get to launch, with continued integrated tests and Wet Dress Rehearsal, seeing the fully stacked SLS is certainly a reward for all of us.”

The SLS stands at 332 feet tall and currently sits at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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NASA targeting February for launch of first moon rocket since Apollo mission

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