Posts by Ben Townsend

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Was Once Hit By a Meteor...

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Was Once Hit By a Meteoroid, Here’s What Happened

Scientists at NASA were puzzled on October 13, 2014 when the LRO sent back this distorted image. In a press release NASA states that the only explanation is that the LRO was hit by a meteoroid and that had shook the camera mid exposure. To verify this theory, the LRO team used a computer model that […]

How Close Are You To a Nuclear Bomb Right Now?

How Close Are You To a Nuclear Bomb Right Now?

  So, how close do you live to a nuclear bomb? Well, if you live in the southern hemisphere, congratulations, you’re probably pretty far from one. But considering 80% of the human population on Earth lives in the northern hemisphere, well, odds are you’re relatively close to one, especially if you’re reading this from inside […]