This post from March is timely now — also, there’s an update, with a movie of the asteroid. Update, April 24, 2020: Here’s the visitor:
Here’s a news story about this. Per sources quoted by Wikipedia, this very distant, nonthreatening comet is about 14 times as big as the Earth.
Here’s more information on the Artemis program (the classical goddess referenced was a sister of Apollo and known to the Romans as Diana). And here
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab has given us a wonderful (?) Halloween present this year: they’re talking about real exoplanets, believe it or not. (h/t to
“Oops!” is funny in sci-fi movies because in real life the consequences of human error in space tend to be terrible. But not always, according
They’re working on it — the scientists, not Michael Bay. Here is an update on the next approach of Apophis, in 2029: Featured image: NASA/JPL-CalTech