Catalina and Pan-STARRS were the first to spot the crumbling rock, which at the time appeared as a “fuzzy object in the asteroid belt.” Following this observation was Hawaii’s WM Keck Observatory. This observation revealed “three co-moving bodies embedded in a dusty envelope that is nearly the diameter of Earth.”
While the break up of comets is common and not surprising, the break up of an asteroid has left scientists at NASA contemplating the explanations.
“This is a rock. Seeing it fall apart before our eyes is pretty amazing,” said David Jewitt, as the University of California, Los Angeles.
As the asteroid orbits the Sun at 17 km per second (38,000 miles an hour), the chunks split off from the asteroid move around 0.5 meters per second (1.1 miles an hour).
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Sunday he would go to the United States this week to discuss the standoff with Russia over Ukraine’s southern region of Crimea.
“I am going to the United states to hold top-level meetings on resolving the situation unfolding in our bilateral and multilateral relations,” Yatseniuk said at the start of a government meeting in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.
He did not immediately give any dates and provided no other details of the visit.
Two people who traveled on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight under the passports of an Italian and an Austrian citizen appear to have bought their tickets together.
The tickets were bought from China Southern Airlines in Thai baht at identical prices, according to China’s official e-ticket verification system Travelsky. The ticket numbers are contiguous, which indicates the tickets were issued together.
The new information adds to the mystery that has enveloped the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the passenger jet that disappeared over Southeast Asia early Saturday on its way to Beijing.
Italy and Austria have said that none of their citizens were on board the plane. And officials say the Italian and Austrian whose names were on the passenger manifest both had their passports stolen in Southeast Asia in recent years.
Yes, it is that time of year again. Please remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour so that you will be on time. news.yahoo.com
Make no mistake, hostile school environments encompass much more than peer-on-peer bullying: dress codes, unenumerated policies, lack of access to LGBT resources, and zero tolerance policies, for example, all feed the school-to-prison pipeline.
and even more : americanprogress.org
Alas, our next generation of conservative leaders are not chanting, “Amer-i-ca! Amer-i-ca!” They are, instead, chanting, “F**k O-bama! F**k O-bama!”
And I hang my head.
So, now, children at the hotel, parents, staff, tourists - both foreign and domestic - and every other conceivable variety of guest who happens to be staying at the Gaylord National hotel during CPAC 2014 has a skewed, and likely irreversible, first impression of America’s conservative movement.
Or is it skewed?
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m certain that the vast majority of CPAC attendees, both young and old, are as appalled and embarrassed by these drunken yuck monkeys as am I.
But I think the very fact that these blazer-clad, Cro-Magnon morons could even imagine, for a moment, that it’s somehow cool to publicly chant “F**k Obama!” - or “F**k” anything for that matter - speaks to a much larger problem, not just within the conservative movement, but, more importantly, within our entire culture.
“So a friend of mine recently told me I had no idea how hard it was being a girl, because when she wears leggings, everybody stares at her butt, so today, I’m going to find out exactly how hard it is,” says Erakat in the video above.
The YouTube video, which currently has over 6 million views, is making an important statement about women dealing with unwanted stares and attention on a daily basis — even when just going to a yoga class.
I can’t help it, I have to do the “wingnut” voice!
I knew it. Our Marxist Muslim President will destroy us all! He is an enemy of America, and is siding with the Muslim brotherhood and Al Qaeda, even through we have no real evidence to suggest that he is!
Because the Conservative Political Action Conference is not radical enough, far, far-right extremists who have not been allowed to participate there held their own event this week -the National Security Action Summit.
One of the panelist was Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin (retired), the executive vice president of the ultra-conservative hate group Family Research Council.
The Bleach Blonde From Hell reminds us once again how ugly and bigoted her world is. CPAC is where Democracy Goes To Die. Ann Fugly states her case. Don’t step in it.
“I think [women] should be armed but should not vote…women have no capacity to understand how money is earned. They have a lot of ideas on how to spend it…it´s always more money on education, more money on child care, more money on day care.” - AC 2001