Archive for February, 2012

PostHeaderIcon ESA’s VEGA rocket launch success

Why is it that every time I see a rocket being launched I feel like a little boy discovering something new for the very first time. Its awe inspiring no matter how many times I have seen it or something similar before! – Human ingenuity knows no bounds.

Congratulations to the European Space Agency on its latest venture  See the video here!

PostHeaderIcon When the sky explodes

A violent explosion high above a stretch of the Podkamennaya Tunguska river in Siberia over 100 years ago is still today the subject of research and debate as the scientific community attempts to answer the question; “Why did the sky explode with an apparently spontaneous and spectacular blast equivalent to the power of a 10 Megaton nuclear bomb, enough energy to vaporise everything directly below it and equivalent to 500 bombs of the type that was dropped on Nagasaki in 1945?”.

Curious? Well let’s say that a 50 – 100m wide asteroid hit the earth and caused  massive damage! Read all about it here http://www.astroexploits.com/files/Tunguska.pdf  and then tell me that the dinosaurs did not become extinct because of a 10 Km wide meteorite!

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