The mammoth rock featured intricate carvings, one of which depicted a comet falling from the sky and wiping out the human race in 10.950BC. Fortunately, this rare proximity will not only delight casual onlookers but serve as the best opportunity for experts to study the Taurid stream — and gauge its potential risks. Susan Atkins: The Manson Family Member Who Killed Sharon Tate, Listen To The Only Known Recording Of Frida Kahlo's Voice, Uncovered 60 Years After Her Death, What Stephen Hawking Thinks Threatens Humankind The Most, 27 Raw Images Of When Punk Ruled New York, Join The All That's Interesting Weekly Dispatch. Earth Is Approaching A Meteor Swarm Believed To Have Destroyed A Russian Forest 100 Years Ago. Asteroids are the small rocky bodies in the inner Solar System orbiting the Sun and their collisions – known as impact events – have played a significant role in shaping many planets. Dr. Victor Clube, an English astrophysicist and an expert on comets and cosmology, suggested in 1992 that the Taurid meteor stream contains … And earth is due to encounter the Taurid meteor stream in just 13 years from now which Hancock believes could once again spell disaster for the human race, reports Mail Online. The Taurid meteor stream consists of an extremely wide roadway of far-flung debris left behind by Comet 2P/Encke.When Earth travels through this belt of … This phase occurs at 06:21 UTC. They are named after their radiant point in the constellation Taurus, where they are seen to come from in the sky. Asteroid warning: 'No question' rock will strike Earth claim, Big Bang breakthrough: 'Pale echo’ of universe birth discovery exposed, More than 200 asteroids could strike Earth, There are millions of asteroids within the inner Solar System, Graham Hancock is concerned about a one group in particular, NASA's secret '007 spy mission' exposed by declassified files, Big Bang breakthrough: Universe’s ‘baby picture’ snapped by NASA. The rock, he said, was the result of highly skilled engineering and was twice as old as Stonehenge. The impact was so devastating that 80 million trees were flattened in an instant — across 800 square miles. NASA is constantly watching the cosmos, categorising any Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) as Potentially Hazardous Objects (PHO) if they could pose a threat to life on Earth. “There is strong meteoric and NEO evidence supporting the Taurid swarm and its potential existential risks, but this summer brings a unique opportunity to observe and quantify these objects,” explained David Clark, lead author of the study and a graduate student at the university. As the comet’s dust burns up in the atmosphere it can rain down on to the planet in a fantastic meteor shower. This will be the closest our planet has been to the stream since 1975. “The same group of scientists who are looking at the evidence of the impact 12,800 years ago, are deeply concerned that we may face future impacts from the meteor stream.”, Mr Hancock says an asteroid could strike Earth, Sending a nuke is Mr Hancock's less favourable option. Some of the asteroids could be triple the size of the one that wiped out the dinosaurs. It usually offers only a few bright meteors.

An explosion believed to have been caused by a Taurid meteor shower burned 800 miles of trees in Russia over a century ago. On a brighter note, this will also allow for the best viewing opportunity of the cosmic phenomenon until at least the early 2030s. He explained that space agencies like NASA and ESA are already working on possible solutions. newspaper archive. And earth is due to encounter the Taurid meteor stream in just 13 years from now which Hancock believes could once again spell disaster for the human race, reports Mail Online. “It’s called that because it appears to emanate from the region of the sky in which the constellation of Taurus sits, it doesn’t, it’s in our Solar System but it’s an optical illusion. Astronomers regard the Taurids meteor stream as the greatest collision hazard facing mankind, "The Taurids meteor stream is a giant complex of debris, 30 million kilometres wide.”. You can unsubscribe at any time. Archaeologist Graham Hancock has predicted the human race could be wiped out in less than 20 years when a huge meteor encounters the planet, Hancock said evidence was discovered at a dig in Turkey known as Gobekli Tepe, The planet could be doomed if a mammoth asteroid collides with the planet, Overview of Gobekli Tepe with Enclosure D in the foreground, Subscribe to Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror newspapers, Massive asteroid nicknamed 'The Rock' to make closest pass to Earth in 400 years TODAY, 'Humiliated' mum says airline threatened to kick her off flight over 'revealing' outfit, Eve Marie says Southwest Airlines staff told her she would be removed from the flight unless she changed her clothing, which she was told had been deemed to break the airline's dress code, 'I changed my name in honour of my favourite TV character but my mum is furious', A man who took his wife's surname when they eloped seized the opportunity to change his first names too - but his mum is angry that he is no longer named after his grandfather, Man finds creepy handwritten note and spooky Polaroid while redecorating new home, Paul Jones couldn't believe his eyes when he stumbled on a creepy letter and a Polaroid of clown, which he believes belonged to the previous owners of his house, All over-60s in England should now follow 'clinically vulnerable' lockdown rules in big change, The change effectively drags millions of people into the 'moderate' risk group for coronavirus - which previously applied to all over-70s. Although Hancock's claims were originally met with derision, new research published in the International Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry, from the University of the Aegean, backed the archaeologist's claims this week. “The problem is that the Taurids meteor stream still exists and our planet still passes through it twice a year in June and November and takes 12-and-a-half days. The Taurids are an annual meteor shower, associated with the comet Encke.The Taurids are actually two separate showers, with a Southern and a Northern component. Author Graham Hancock thinks a giant meteorite could destroy the human race in less than two decades after a 'highly-evolved' human civilisation was wiped out 13,000 years ago, Our free email newsletter sends you the biggest headlines from news, sport and showbiz. “The same technology would allow you to move asteroids or comet fragments, you don’t want to blow them up with a nuke, that would be a really bad idea. “It is not something that we need to fall into despair about, because it’s perfectly within the level of our technology to do something about it.”. are still large objects up there, this is not theory, this is a fact, there are 19 recognised huge objects within the stream. But while some experts don’t fear the impending threat of a Taurid swarm, others certainly do. DON'T MISSAntarctica: Scientists make breakthrough over dinosaur-extinction [VIDEO]NASA asteroid revelation: Space rock 'threatens' Earth – researcher [ANALYSIS]Asteroid tsunami: Why scientist offered dire warning to US coast [COMMENT]. See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, Mr Hancock went on to warn what would happen if the asteroids collided with Earth. Next, check out the first video-captured supernova explosion.

In 1908 a cluster of meteors, known as the Taurid swarm, hurtling through outer space found their way to the Tunguska forest in Siberia. The Southern Taurids originated from Comet Encke, while the Northern Taurids originated from Asteroid 2004 TG10. “A point that I’d like to make about this is that we are, in a sense, in a place where history can repeat itself, there are certain cycles at work. When our planet travels through the Taurid meteor stream, as it is believed to have done in 1908, it comes into close contact with a trail of debris left behind by the Comet Encke, which then clusters together and roars through Earth’s atmosphere at 65,000 mph. Hopefully, what they’ll find is evidence indicating we still have around 900 years left before another Tunguska incident threatens the upright nature of our trees — and ours. Hancock said the original meteor strike prompted the start of a mini Ice Age and cites an elaborate stone carving found in Turkey as evidence of his controversial theory. READ MORE: Asteroid warning: 'No question' rock will strike Earth 'extinguishing life' claim revealed.
Universal History Archive/Getty ImagesAn explosion believed to have been caused by a Taurid meteor shower burned 800 miles of trees in Russia over a century ago. Encke and the Taurids are believed to be remnants of a much larger comet, which has disintegrated over the past 20,000 to 30,000 years, breaking into several pieces and releasing material by normal cometary activity or perhaps occasionally by close encounters with the tidal force of Earth or other planets. He told the Joe Rogan Experience in 2019: “I don’t think preparation has been made and it’s very clear that preparation is not being made for the risk of another cosmic impact. “What you want to do is nudge them, move them out of the dangerous orbit into a, Asteroid warning: 'No question' rock will strike Earth 'extinguishing life' claim revealed, Antarctica: Scientists make breakthrough over dinosaur-extinction, NASA asteroid revelation: Space rock 'threatens' Earth – researcher, Asteroid tsunami: Why scientist offered dire warning to US coast, Yellowstone: Why animal deaths sparked panic over 'strange things', How Einstein's 'biggest blunder' was revoked after 'strange discovery'.
In a post headlined "Asteroid 2013 TV135 - A Reality Check," NASA admitted that 2013 TV135 "could be back in Earth's neighborhood in 2032." A Western Ontario University model illustrating the risks of proximity to the Taurid swarm. Our. "The Taurids meteor stream is a giant complex of debris, 30 million kilometres wide.” The Taurids are actually two separate showers, with a Southern and Northern component. The Southern Taurids originated from Comet Encke, while the Northern Taurids originated from the asteroid 2004 TG 10. “What you want to do is nudge them, move them out of the dangerous orbit into a less-dangerous orbit.". Near Earth Objects (NEOs), like comets, meteors, and asteroids, could wreak continental devastation on our planet should they collide with Earth. He continued: “There are still large objects up there, this is not theory, this is a fact, there are 19 recognised huge objects within the stream. order back issues and use the historic Daily Express Mr Hancock continued: “To give you an example, commercial interests are looking right now and the technology is there to mine asteroids, we can go to them if the interest is high enough. Home of the Daily and Sunday Express.