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15m wide space rock will pass at around 9:12pm UTC (4:12pm EST)Asteroid was only discovered on Sunday Experts say there is no risk from flyby between Earth and the MoonAsteroid will revisit Earth in 2018 A house-sized asteroid has been spotted heading for Earth - and will pass just 160,000km from us today.Called asteroid 2014 UFC56, it is around 15m wide - and was only spotted for the first time yesterday.Experts say there is no risk from the flyby, which will happen at around 4:12pm EST. The house-sized asteroid 2014 UF56 will pass between the Earth and the Moon.The 15 meter wide space rock will miss our planet at a distance of about 160,000 km (0.4 lunar distances) at 9:12 p.m. UTC. The asteroid was discovered Saturday.Despite passing so close to Earth, few if any of us will see the flyby - even with a telescope. Experts say it was no surprise the asteroid was not spotted until now. 'With 90% of near-Earth asteroids larger than 0.6 miles (1 km) discovered, surveys are now focusing on finding 90% of objects larger than 460 feet (140-m),' amateur astronomer Bob King wroes on his blog ( Read more: ( Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter ( u=MailOnline) | DailyMail on Facebook ( u=DailyMail)
Posted: October 27, 2014, 6:58 pm
The stellar surface turns into one titanic hydrogen bomb throwing a fireball out into space Recently, the first time-lapse images of a thermonuclear fireball blasting out of a nova star have been captured by the astronomers. An international team of researchers worked together to map the nova eruption, a baby brother to a supernova explosion. The study is published in the Nature journal. Professor Peter Tuthill of the University of Sydney’s Institute for Astronomy stated that, “Although novae often play second fiddle in the popular imagination to their more famous big cousins – the supernovae – they are a truly remarkable celestial phenomenon.” When a striking, compact star known as white dwarf shreds the matter from a nearby companion star with its intense gravitational field, Novae happen. Read more
Posted: October 27, 2014, 4:44 pm
This is the fourth substantial flare from this active region since Oct. 19 stunning video of the huge solar flare ( The flare erupted from a giant active sunspot known as AR 12192 and was classified as an X3.1-class solar storm — one of the most powerful types of solar storms on the sun — but it is not the first time the sunspot has made its presence known. [Biggest Solar Flares of 2014 in Photos (] “This is the fourth substantial flare from this active region since Oct. 19,” NASA spokesperson Karen Fox wrote in a status update. Read more (
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