Near-Earth Asteroid Flyby

Asteroid 2017 FE1 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2017-03-18 It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-06-16 at 22:16 UTC at 39.9 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 10.6 km/s. It is estimated to be 164 - 518 meters in size. #space#science#Astronomy#astrophysics#asteroids#NEO near Earth... Continue Reading →

Solution to Joe Drops the Ball

In two previous blog posts about Newton's Cannon and Joe Drops the Ball I posed the question: If falling objects go faster and faster, why don’t orbiting objects fall out of orbit and crash to the ground? The question is legitimate and also has a perfectly legitimate explanation. The rate of a falling object is... Continue Reading →

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