If a Nuclear Bomb Explodes Nearby, Here’s What You Should Do

Posted on March 30, 2018Categories SPACE & PHYSICS   Leave a comment on If a Nuclear Bomb Explodes Nearby, Here’s What You Should Do

The first thing you’d see if a nuclear bomb exploded nearby is a flood of light so bright, you may think the Sun blew up. Wincing from temporary blindness, you’d scan the horizon and see an orange fireball. The gurgling flames would rise and darken into a purple-hued column of black smoke, which would turn in on itself. As a toadstool-like mushroom took shape, the deafening shock front of the blast would rip through the area – and possibly knock you off your … Continue reading “If a Nuclear Bomb Explodes Nearby, Here’s What You Should Do”

Chinese Space Station May Crash Like NASA’s Skylab

Posted on March 30, 2018Categories SPACE & PHYSICS   Leave a comment on Chinese Space Station May Crash Like NASA’s Skylab

China’s Tiangong-1 space station is predicted to enter Earth’s atmosphere sometime during Easter weekend, but the exact location of its re-entry remains a mystery. Its uncontrolled fall to Earth shares some similarities with the end of the Skylab space station in 1979; some of Skylab’s pieces rained down on rural Australia. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Space Debris Office in Darmstadt, Germany, which issued the Tiangong-1 prediction, said the March 30 to April 2 window is “highly variable,” and it will not … Continue reading “Chinese Space Station May Crash Like NASA’s Skylab”