Daniel Durda is a planetary scientist with the Southwest Research Institute. He has authored 68 scientific publications on the subject of the collisional and dynamical evolution of main-belt and near-Earth asteroids, Kuiper belt comets, and interplanetary dust; airborne observations of planetary occultations; the formation and observational detection of asteroidal satellites; the size distribution of dust from the catastrophic disruption of meteoritic samples; and the global distribution of ejecta from the Chicxulub impact crater.
In the first half of the program, planetary scientist Daniel Durda discussed how asteroids could benefit the human race by providing minerals via deep space mining as well as the various scenarios which could play out if an asteroid impacted the Earth.
In the first half, planetary scientist Daniel Durda talked about Near Earth asteroids, and the possibility of a mid-sized one, 2012 DA14, hitting us in 2013. The 150 ft. wide object (much smaller than Apophis) won't collide with Earth... More »
A former geophysicist and college professor, Stephen C. Meyer argued for the existence of intelligent design based upon DNA, and scientific evidence from such fields as biology, physics, chemistry, and cosmology.
Numerologist Glynis McCants offered a forecast of what's in store for 2008, reviewed her past comments about 2007, and spoke about number compatibilities. We are entering a "1" year (2 + 0 + 0 + 8 = 10 = 1). "I'm excited about this year," she said, noting it's a year of change, with revelations of what people are doing. In a "1" year, you are encouraged to step... More »
Planetary scientist Dan Durda returned to the show to give an update on near Earth asteroids. Of particular interest is asteroid 2004 MN4, which is going to have a close-flyby with Earth in 2029. It'll be closer to Earth than our own satellites and be naked-eye visible with particularly good views in Europe, he noted.
Main guest, planetary scientist Dr. Dan Durda discussed asteroid Toutatis as well as other developments in the solar system. This is its closest pass since 1353, and it won't be this close again until 2562, he said of the asteroid... More »
Blending the metaphysical and the scientific, frontier technologist and robotics expert, Jan Hodges, discussed an array of topics on Monday night. In regards to future technology, he said that in a half-century from now, people will be identified by their unique frequency signatures, which are like "individual radios."
"There are at least 300,000 near-earth objects," that could potentially hit our planet said Daniel Durda, an asteroid expert from the Southwest Research Institute. Durda, who was George Noory's guest the very first time he hosted Coast in April of 2001, returned to the show this Tuesday night. "I'm on the side that we should keep this out in the open," Durda weighed in... More »