American scientists have proposed a project to cool the Earth with the help of lunar dust. On a natural satellite, they want to build a soil collection plant and a special cannon that will throw these particles into interstellar space. The Guardian newspaper writes about the project of employees of the University of Utah.
Today, the inhabitants of the Earth will be able to observe one of the interesting astronomical phenomena - a total lunar eclipse. During the full phase of this eclipse, the entire surface of the Moon will be in the shadow of the Earth. The total duration of the lunar eclipse will be more than 4 hours, and the total phase of the eclipse will last 1 hour and 25 minutes.
According to NASA, a recently discovered "potentially dangerous" asteroid with an estimated diameter of 330-740 m at a speed of 84,500 km/h will travel as close as possible from Earth on November 1 - 2.3 million km, just six times farther than the Moon is from Earth. By cosmic standards, it is extremely close.
The number of asteroids approaching the Earth has exceeded the mark of 30 thousand, according to NASA experts. All asteroids are tracked by the European Space Agency's Near-Earth Object Coordination Center (NEOCC) and NASA's Near-Earth Object Research Center (CNEOS).
The M-class solar flare occurred on Friday, August 26. From a sunspot called AR3089, which was directed towards the Earth, a huge stream of plasma burst out. According to scientists' forecasts, it will reach Earth on Monday, August 29 and this will cause the appearance of a geomagnetic storm.