Another satellite will fall from the sky
The decommissioned German X-ray space observatory, called the Roentgen Satellite or ROSAT, will tumble to Earth sometime in early November, but it’s still too early to pinpoint exactly when and where debris from the satellite will land, according to officials at the German Aerospace Center.
The 2.4-ton spacecraft’s orbit extends from the latitudes of 53 degrees north and south, which means the satellite could fall anywhere over a huge swath of the planet — stretching from Canada to South America, German Aerospace officials said. [6 Biggest Uncontrolled Spacecraft Falls From Space]
The latest estimates suggest that up to 30 large pieces of the satellite could survive the intense and scorching journey through Earth’s atmosphere. In all, about 1.6 tons of the satellite components could reach the surface of the Earth, according to German Aerospace officials.
An asteroid(yu55) will pass close to earth around November 8 2011
On 29 April, NASA announced on their website that a massive asteroid will moving very close to earth. It will closer than the moon which orbits 238,857 miles away on average.
This giant asteroid called YU55 founded by Robert McMillan, head of the Nasa-funded Spacewatch Program at the University of Arizona, Tucson since December 2005. It orbits the sun once every 14 year but it is not close to the earth for at least a decade.
Reports indicate that the planet named 2005 YU55 has 1,300 feet width with 55 million tonnes by weight. This is big headed approach to the world in this century. It will pass close to Earth orbit in a period of more than 201,700 miles closer to Moon ever came in March this year, which is about 238,857 miles from the Earth.
NASA spokesman Don Yeomans said: ‘On November 8, asteroid YU55 will fly past Earth and at its closest approach point will be about 325,000 kms away.’
Elenin/Earth/Sun Planatery alignment November 22 2011 planetary alignment theory suggests that November 22, 2011 will be a key date to watch which is when Elenin aligns with the Earth and the sun. Although no direct link has been established many theories exist that suggest that the gravitational fields of our solar system are impacted by objects that pass though it. This interaction is being studied by many institutions such as NASA.
Solar eclipse of November 25, 2011
A partial solar eclipse will occur on November 25, 2011. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partially obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A partial solar eclipse occurs in the polar regions of the Earth when the center of the Moon’s shadow misses the Earth.
This eclipse will be visible across Antarctica in its summer 24 hour day sunlight, and New Zealand near sunset with less than 20% of the sun obscured. Parts of the western Antarctic Peninsula will experience nearly 90% obscuration of the sun.
This will be the last of four partial solar eclipses in 2011