The 1,000-metre wide monster will hurtle terrifyingly close to the planet within days, sparking fears of an unprecedented disaster. The object called ‘2014-YB35’ is almost the same size as Ben Nevis and will skim the Earth on FRIDAY travelling at more than 23,000 mph.
Small meteorites often pass close by however one of this size is a once in 5,000-year occurrence, according to concerned astronomers.
According to NASA’s Near Earth Object Programme the enormous lump of rock will pass within 2.8 million miles – a tiny distance in astronomical terms – of Earth on Friday. Images from NASA’s jet propulsion Laboratory show the asteroid ‘on course’ with the Earth’s own trajectory. Though its exact size is unknown it is estimated to be from between 500 metres and 1km wide with 990 metres the most likely. The object was first spotted by the Catalina Sky Survey at the end of last year with astronomers expected to be closely watching its progress this week. Astronomers have named June 30 as Asteroid Day to highlight the dangers of Potentially Dangerous Asteroids (PHAs) hurtling through space.
Initiative co-founder Grigorij Richters warned there are thousands which have not been identified which could ”destroy life”. He said: “It just takes one asteroid to completely destroy life, not just humanity, but all species.
– By NATHAN RAO
The announcement took place Wednesday morning (March 25) at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. The Oak Ridge Boys, Jim Ed Brown and the Browns and Grady Martin are this year’s inductees. Martin is being inducted in the category of Recording and/or Touring Musician active prior to 1980. The late guitarist was a top studio session player and a member of the Nashville A Team, playing on iconic recordings including Marty Robbins’ “El Paso, ” Loretta Lynn‘s “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and Sammi Smith’s “Help Me Make It Through the Night.” He recorded with a Who’s Who of artists too numerous to list.
His son, Josh Martin, called his father “one of the greatest guitar players to ever walk the Earth” during Wednesday morning’s press conference.
Jim Ed Brown and the Browns are being inducted in the Veteran’s Era category. The trio began their career in the 1950s, scoring hits including “I Take the Chance,” “I Heard the Bluebirds Sing” and “The Three Bells.” They disbanded in 1967, and Jim Ed Brown went on to a successful solo career with hits including “Pop a Top,” as well as a string of hit duets with Helen Cornelius.
“I’m as nervous as a mosquito in a nudist colony,” Brown says of the honor. “I know what to do, but I don’t know where to start.”
The Oak Ridge Boys are one of the most successful vocal groups in country music history. They will be inducted in the Modern Era category for their decades-long string of hits, which includes “You’re the One,” “Come on In,” “Elvira,” “(I’m Settin’) Fancy Free” and many more. Singer Duane Allen says the Oaks’ induction “completes my wish list.”
The Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2015 will be formally inducted during an official Medallion Ceremony at the Hall’s CMA Theater later this year.
– By Sterling Whitaker TasteOfCountry
To all the Independent Artists worldwide who want their song on a Chart, you have one week to take advantage of this opportunity to get your Fans Friends and Family to request you song on WHISNews21 request form on the front page of our WHISNews21 Online newspaper. This chart has been very popular amongst WHISNews21 readers and many have already requested their favorite song. Not all have been Independent Artists , some requests are been major artists and for this chart all requests are considered. This is an opportunity that is not offered any where else and if not taken advantage of by the Independent Artists then it is a lost opportunity. The chart will be prepared on March 31st, you all have been notified so let’s see who charts for April and who does not.
The worst-case scenario in your life-that I might stop loving you-is not even in the realm of possibility. So rejoice that you don’t have to perform well enough to earn My Love, or to keep it. This Love is pure gift, flowing out of My own perfect righteousness. It secures your connection to Me-your Savior-for all eternity.
Since the worst thing imaginable is not possible, you can relax and live more abundantly. When things are going well in your life, I want you to enjoy those good times fully-without worrying about what is on the road ahead. When you are facing tough times, I will help you and strengthen you with My Love. Even though you live in a world where trouble is inescapable, you can be of good cheer because I have overcome the world!
Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. -Romans 8:39
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. -John 10:10 nkjv