The Astronomy Thread


Ad Honorem
Jun 2014
Yeah, it is interesting, but... on a very quick read (and dark matter is not my specialty, mind you), I came away with having some reservations:
yes, it sounds a bit like major hand waiving rather than a solid theory. One never knows, but I'd also like to see some better evidence to substantiate the theory.
Dec 2010
Asteroid worth £3 TRILLION in precious metals set to pass Earth on Sunday

Asteroid 2011 UW-158 will pass within 1.5 million miles (2.4 million km) from Earth on Sunday - 30 times closer than our nearest planet.

It is less than half a mile (1km) across, but is thought to be immensely valuable because of its platinum core.

An organisation call Slooh, that links telescopes to the internet for public viewing, will be providing the images live from their website, along with a discussion about the asteroid and its possible value to space prospectors.