The Earth has been getting hit by asteroids and comets its whole life. The planets formed from collisions of smaller objects, and even our water may have come largely from comets. Heavy bombardments may have continued until as recently as 4 billion years ago, making it difficult for life to get a foothold at all (the “Late Heavy Bombardment”).
Image credit: (screenshot) - Deep Impact Film - 1988
Is there an asteroid or comet out there that poses a risk to life on Earth? Many in science would answer, most certainly…”yes.” But where?? Do we know when? What does it all mean? Can it impact every aspect of mother earth?? How can we prepare? Do we really stand a chance of discovering meter-sized rocks while they are still in space before they burn up in our atmosphere, as many mainstream movies predict? Can we really begin to link meteorites that we study in our labs with the data on orbits and compositions that we amass with astronomical observations??
Indeed we can! Every meteorite, every tiny asteroid has a story, and we can combine these stories together to answer fundamental questions about our solar system, such as:
Can asteroids serve as stepping-stones for human travel to farther destinations? Considering end time bible prophecy reveals that asteroids are a sign that precedes the rapture, can NASA protect us from a dangerous asteroid strike?
Scientists in the know, say yes.
Revelation 12 Timeline to Asteroid MUST SEE!
The best way to innerstand it all and reduce this uncertainty is to search the skies for these crumbs of the solar system for ourselves. There are many science and alternative media sites that were created to discover and track potentially hazardous near-Earth objects. (see more on this in the links below)
This is useful not only for planetary defense, but also for learning about earths solar system, its origin and the evolution of it all.
John Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy claims that NASA will play a leading part in protecting the United States and the world from the threat of a dangerous asteroid strike.
According to Matthew 24:29: Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.
The word “star” that is found in the New Testament is translated into English from the Greek word astēr. One of the signs in the heavens that will take place after the tribulation is that asteroids will fall to earth.
During the judgment of Noah’s day, all the springs of the great deep burst forth. Just as the waters beneath the earth were held in reserve as an outpouring of God’s judgment, so the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter is held in reserve awaiting the outpouring of the final plagues of Revelation. And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Matthew 24:30-31
Jesus replied to his disciples’ inquiry concerning the sign of his second coming and the end of the evil world system by telling of the signs of his return. After the time of great persecution commonly known as the Great Tribulation, the signs in the heavens will include asteroids falling from the sky. After those signs, God’s elect will meet the Lord in the air as they are captured out at the Rapture.
FACTS: Every thing in the solar system spins, from the biggest planets to the smallest asteroids. And nearly everything that spins, spins at an angle to its orbit. Therefore, nearly everything in the solar system has seasons. Remember Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko? It was no exception when Rosetta arrived there last year, it was summer in the comet’s north. Winter darkness covered the comet’s south, leaving a large chunk of it invisible to Rosetta’s cameras. Since then, the season has shifted…bringing sunlight to more and more of the southern hemisphere. As Mattias Malmer pointed out on Twitter, a recent Rosetta image has revealed a good part of that southern terrain to the public for the first time. (see image below)
In this photo, Rosetta is staring almost straight at the equator of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Territory in the comet's southern hemisphere is receiving more sun than it did when Rosetta arrived in 2014, revealing its features. -- Image credit: ESA / Rosetta / NavCam
The chart below and info therein is mirrored from NASA’s site — National Aeronautics And Space Administration, click HERE to be redirected.
NEAR EARTH OBJECTS RESEARCH
In terms of orbital elements, NEOs are asteroids and comets with perihelion distance q less than 1.3 AU. Near-Earth Comets (NECs) are further restricted to include only short-period comets (i.e orbital period P less than 200 years). The vast majority of NEOs are asteroids, referred to as Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs). NEAs are divided into groups (Aten, Apollo, Amor) according to their perihelion distance (q), aphelion distance (Q) and their semi-major axes (a).
Hey folks, I came across this little piece of information earlier today on The Higgs boson & how it was purportedly predicted by none other than Homer Simpson, 14 years before the lovely fellas @ CERN (scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider) won their Nobel piece prize for their discovery of the very same thing. I kid you not.
According to the Independent Mr. Homer Simpson predicted the mass of the elementary particle, the Higgs boson, more than a decade before it was discovered, as noted in a new book on maths in The Simpsons.
In the episode “The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace”, which aired in 1998, Homer becomes an inventor and is shown in front of a blackboard with a complicated equation. (see above)
“That equation predicts the mass of the Higgs boson” Simon Singh — author of The Simpsons And Their Mathematical Secrets, said. “If you work it out, you get the mass of a Higgs boson that’s only a bit larger than the nano-mass of a Higgs boson actually is.
Dr Singh boasts how The Simpson’s is the most mathematical TV show on prime-time television in history,” adding: “A lot of the writers on The Simpsons are mathematicians.”
This equation above is said to concern the density of the universe but after a minor implosion in his basement Homer adjust the equation in an attempt to adjust the balance and prevent further accidents
‘It’s kind of amazing as Homer makes this prediction 14 years before it was discovered.’
The existence of the Higgs boson – sometimes nicknamed the God Particle – was first predicted by Professor Peter Higgs, a theoretical physicist at the University of Edinburgh, and five other physicists in 1964.
The elementary particle is required to explain why other fundamental particles in the universe have mass.
The theory said that all subatomic particles interact within an energy field known as the Higgs field, giving them mass. Like electromagnetic radiation, which can exist as both an energetic wave and a particle simultaneously.
Proof that the particle existed, however, did not appear until March 2013 when scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider – the worlds biggest atom smasher – announced they had discovered a particle that matched predictions of the Higgs boson would be like.
In an experiment costing £8.6 billion ($13.25 billion), they were able to prove the existence of a new particle with a mass of 125Gev/c2. The physicists at Cern who worked on the discovery, along with Higgs and his colleagues were awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics for their contribution.
However, it appears that the writers of the Simpsons had already successfully predicted the outcome 14 years earlier. Hmmm, I am pretty sure the scientists will not be returning their prize.
When asked how it all came about — Dr Singh claims it was written by Homer while he was attempting to come up with a series of madcap inventions, including an electric hammer and make-up gun, which just happens to give close to the same answer.
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