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NASA's new asteroid detector, a computer program aptly named Scout, is the celestial equivalent of the person who yells "heads up" as a baseball comes barreling toward the stands. Scout is a computer program designed to detect Near Earth Objects that could be on track for impact with Earth in a matter of days or weeks. Comment?
A new study released this week said that a distant, undiscovered planet may be responsible for the wobble in our solar system, tilting the planets by as much as six degrees. "Because Planet Nine is so massive and has an orbit tilted compared to the other planets, the solar system has no choice but to slowly twist out of alignment," said Elizabeth Bailey, lead author of the study announcing the discovery. Comment?
The quality of outpatient care hasn't changed much in the U.S. over the past decade despite a variety of local, regional and national efforts to encourage improvements, a study suggests. "Overall, the quality of outpatient care has remained largely flat; there are some areas of improvement, but we also see areas of decline," said lead study author Dr. David Levine of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard University in Boston. Comment?
The newly discovered asteroid 2016 HO3 orbits the sun in such a way that the space rock never strays too far from Earth, making it a "quasi-satellite" of our planet , scientists say. "One other asteroid - 2003 YN107 - followed a similar orbital pattern for a while over 10 years ago, but it has since departed our vicinity," Paul Chodas, manager of NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said in a statement Wednesday . Comment?
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