Another Near Miss: The Danger of Near-Earth Asteroids

A lonely sentinelcompletes another orbit in the void of space, daring to swing closer to the Sunthan even Mercury. Little do the denizens of Earth know, that one tinygravitational interaction between either Mercury or Venus, could send thisobject on a collision course with the Earth. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before…a large asteroidjust…

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7 Days Till Echoes: 11 of my favorite, terrifying places in the solar system. #7 Coronal Mass Ejections

  Coronal Mass Ejections (CME’s for short) are large expulsions of plasma from the Sun’s corona. Sometimes ejecting billions of coronal material in a fixed magnetic field, carrying an embedded magnetic field stronger than the background radiation of the solar wind. These CME’s can sometimes reach our planet in as little as 18 hours, while…

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8 Days Till Echoes: 11 of my favorite, terrifying places in the solar system. #8 The Great Red Spot

We’ve already talked about Jupiter’s liquid metal ocean, but even cooler (and a bit scarier) is the Great Red Spot. With wind speeds reaching over 400 miles per hour, and a surface area that could swallow the Earth twice over, the Great Red Spot is one of the largest storms in the star system. While…

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9 Days Till Echoes: 11 of my favorite, terrifying places in the solar system. #9 The Surface of Venus

There is no vision of hell more perfect than that of the surface of Venus. With it’s cracked, rubble strewn orange surface, yellow sky, and blistering average surface temperatures ranging in the high 800’s (Fahrenheit), Venus has a myriad of ways to kill you. Whether it’s its extreme surface pressure, which measures at 92 Bar…

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