The number of stars in the observable universe is also about equal to the number of atoms in 6 grams of carbon-12. 

The number of stars in the observable universe is also about equal to the number of atoms in 6 grams of carbon-12. 

Happy 223rd birthday to Georg Ohm, who discovered his law in 1827 and therefore helped bring you this message!

Happy 223rd birthday to Georg Ohm, who discovered his law in 1827 and therefore helped bring you this message!

Things like this are possible with our latest functionality.

Things like this are possible with our latest functionality.

Please go forward 5.696 years in your calendar and put a reminder to not look at the sun that day. 

Please go forward 5.696 years in your calendar and put a reminder to not look at the sun that day. 

Asteroid poses no threat to planet Earth, say astronomers

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Artist’s impression: Denis Scott/Corbis

A lump of space rock the size of a small house will hurtle past Earth on Monday evening in a close encounter that poses no threat to the planet, astronomers said today.

Using our best estimations for the size and speed of the asteroid  (much is still unknown about this asteroid), Wolfram|Alpha can calculate what the asteroid impact would be if it did actually make it to Earth (there is virtually no chance that it will). With these numbers, the asteroid would start breaking up 6.6 miles above the Earth’s surface, and then explodes at 3 miles above the surface.