Where to Watch Our Close Encounter with Asteroid 2012 DA14
From 2011-2014, Daniel Honan was the Managing Editor at Big Think. Prior to Big Think, Daniel was Vice President of Production for Plum TV, a niche cable network he helped launch in 2002. The production team he oversaw won over two dozen Emmy awards. Daniel has created numerous shows and documentaries for television, and his film credits include Stealing the Fire, a documentary on the black market for nuclear weapons technology.
Follow Daniel on Twitter @DanielHonan
The fear of death. That's how a friend of mine who works in television described the essential ingredient of hit reality shows like Ice Road Truckers. That's why people watch. Viewers of NASA Television can get a similar thrill when they tune into a half-hour broadcast LIVE from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California at 2 p.m. EST today.
The NASA program will offer commentary and real-time animation, showing the path of the near Earth asteroid 2012 DA14, which will very nearly miss Earth. Weather permitting, NASA will also incorporate "live or near real-time views of the asteroid from observatories in Australia."
The optimal time to watch is 2:25 p.m., when experts say the asteroid will pass 17,220 miles from us.
The program will be streamed LIVE here.
To ask researchers questions about the flyby via Twitter, click here.
Image by Dave Herald, Murrumbateman, Australia, via the European Space Agency.
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face"
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
Bernardo Kastrup proposes a new ontology he calls “idealism” built on panpsychism, the idea that everything in the universe contains consciousness. He solves problems with this philosophy by adding a new suggestion: The universal mind has dissociative identity disorder.
There’s a reason they call it the “hard problem.” Consciousness: Where is it? What is it? No one single perspective seems to be able to answer all the questions we have about consciousness. Now Bernardo Kastrup thinks he’s found one. He calls his ontology idealism, and according to idealism, all of us and all we perceive are manifestations of something very much like a cosmic-scale dissociative identity disorder (DID). He suggests there’s an all-encompassing universe-wide consciousness, it has multiple personalities, and we’re them.
Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.
- Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
- While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
- Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
SMARTER FASTER trademarks owned by The Big Think, Inc. All rights reserved.