Representatives of the U.S. space agency said about the end of the world on December 21 of 2012. Experts from NASA dispelled rumors that the end of 2012 can be a cosmic cataclysm . Many publications have predicted end of the world December 21 of 2012. Scientists explain that the rumors were caused misinterpretation of the Mayan calendar. And despite the fact that many professionals often wrote about this cataclysm , the Internet, newspapers and magazines are not willing to back away from such “enticing” a topic that has attracted the attention of many readers.”If the end of the world will be one day, we hardly know about it in advance. Rather, it happens unexpectedly and quickly” – said the NASA experts, – “although, of course, it all depends on whether it will be a disaster and how it will be triggered. If culprit is a huge asteroid, perhaps we will know about it “. If Nibiru or some other planet X would fly toward the Earth, astronomers have long noticed, but they do not, so it makes no sense to think about the next disaster. Live and enjoy life on the eve of the New Year” – added to NASA researchers.
The world’s most dangerous volcano has erupted 70km (40 miles) from Mexico City, sending plumes of ash and water vapour into the sky. A heavy plume of ash covered the sky over Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano early Friday morning as glowing rock shot out from its crater. Webcam images on the site of the National Disaster Prevention Center showed the plume rising from the top of the 17,886-foot (5,450-meter) peak at dawn, though clouds obscured the volcano for people further away.
A recent study finds that the lake known as Ontario Lacus on Saturn’s moon Titan (left) bears striking similarity to a salt pan on Earth known as the Etosha Pan (right). A group led by Thomas Cornet of the Université de Nantes, France, a Cassini associate, found evidence for long-standing channels etched into the lake bed within the southern boundary of the depression. This suggests that Ontario Lacus, previously thought to be completely filled with liquid hydrocarbons, could actually be a depression that drains and refills from below, exposing liquid areas ringed by materials like saturated sand or mudflats.
For more than five decades, humans have been suiting up and riding rockets to escape the bonds of Earth, but the anniversary of that historic first flight, which blasted off 51 years ago this week, takes center stage on April 12. On 12 April 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to travel into space when he launched into orbit on the Vostok 3KA-3 spacecraft (Vostok 1). To mark the groundbreaking flight of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in 1961, space geeks worldwide will revel at themed parties, and a filmmaker will tweet the mission’s audio transcript live to coincide with the actual time of the flight.
Tornadoes tore through northeast Texas on April 3, in an outbreak of severe weather that was captured by a fleet of satellites designed to monitor the situation from space. At least six tornadoes were reported in the Dallas-Fort Worth area from mid-afternoon to early evening on April 3, according to officials at the National Weather Service. NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, GOES-13, captures visible and infrared images of weather over the eastern U.S. every 15 minutes, and captured the movement of the weather system that generated the Texas twisters.
On June 5-6 of this year, a rare celestial event, called a transit of Venus, will take place.Venus is the second planet from the Sun, orbiting it every 224.7 Earth days. Venus and Earth are often called twins because they are similar in size, mass, density, composition and gravity. During the transit, Venus will pass directly in front of the sun from Earth’s perspective, appearing as a small, slowly moving black dot.
Researchers have discovered a new, as of yet unnamed, species of shark. It looks just like the scalloped hammerhead shark, curtailing efforts to save that endangered species. As said researchers at Nova Southeastern University in Florida the new look-alike hammerhead species, first discovered off the eastern United States, has been found more than 4,300 miles away near the coast of southern Brazil proving the unnamed species is widespread.
According to new study Jupiter’s powerful gravity can help supercharge a meteor shower caused by trailing chunks of the famed Halley’s comet. Every October, skywatchers are treated to a dazzling show when the Orionid meteors, leftover bits of Halley’s comet, which zips by Earth every 76 years or so, burn up in our atmosphere. The Orionids are incredibly active from time to time, and this activity is generated by a complex orbital interplay among Jupiter, the comet and the meteoroids.
Two small asteroids zipped close by Earth on March 26 2012, passing between our planet and the orbit of the moon. As said Nasa scientists this two asteroids not pose any threat of impacting our world. The two space rocks flew by Earth in rapid fire. According to astronomers with NASA’s Asteroid Watch program, one asteroid zoomed by early in the day while the second buzzed the planet at 1:09 p.m. EDT (1709 GMT).