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28

Jul

Could dinosaurs have survived the asteroid impact that made them extinct?A drop in biodiversity before the asteroid hit serves as ‘cautionary tale’ for humans and our effect on the ecosystem.

Could dinosaurs have survived the asteroid impact that made them extinct?
A drop in biodiversity before the asteroid hit serves as ‘cautionary tale’ for humans and our effect on the ecosystem.

07

Jun

What would happen if Sunday’s big ‘Beast’ asteroid hit Earth?Wherever the asteroid made impact would result in a carter about three miles across, with windows shattering over 60 miles away.

What would happen if Sunday’s big ‘Beast’ asteroid hit Earth?
Wherever the asteroid made impact would result in a carter about three miles across, with windows shattering over 60 miles away.

29

Apr

New theory has dark matter sending asteroids crashing into EarthA ‘dark disk’ of cosmic clouds and dark matter at the center of the Milky Way may be responsible for the cycle of asteroid impact events on Earth.

New theory has dark matter sending asteroids crashing into Earth
A ‘dark disk’ of cosmic clouds and dark matter at the center of the Milky Way may be responsible for the cycle of asteroid impact events on Earth.

23

Apr

Asteroid hunting group says powerful asteroids strike Earth surprisingly oftenThe B612 Foundation seeks to raise awareness of the threats posed by asteroids, even those that burn up in the atmosphere or over uninhabited parts of the Earth.

Asteroid hunting group says powerful asteroids strike Earth surprisingly often
The B612 Foundation seeks to raise awareness of the threats posed by asteroids, even those that burn up in the atmosphere or over uninhabited parts of the Earth.

13

Apr

Impact event that killed dinosaurs dwarfed by earlier space rock crashA new study reveals the power and scale of the event some 3.26 billion years ago which scientists think created geological features in South Africa’s rocks.

Impact event that killed dinosaurs dwarfed by earlier space rock crash
A new study reveals the power and scale of the event some 3.26 billion years ago which scientists think created geological features in South Africa’s rocks.

26

Mar

Astronomers stunned to discover an asteroid with ringsThe age of the rings is a mystery, but scientists suspect that either the asteroid’s system of origin is very young or there is a small moon near it, keeping the space particles close.

Astronomers stunned to discover an asteroid with rings
The age of the rings is a mystery, but scientists suspect that either the asteroid’s system of origin is very young or there is a small moon near it, keeping the space particles close.

24

Mar

NASA seeks innovative ideas for wild asteroid-capture planThe agency is gathering input to find an affordable and efficient way to study asteroids.

NASA seeks innovative ideas for wild asteroid-capture plan
The agency is gathering input to find an affordable and efficient way to study asteroids.

07

Mar

Hubble Telescope captures rare sight of an asteroid falling to piecesScientists theorize that the asteroid broke apart due to an increase in its rotation rate that caused many tiny imbalances over time.

Hubble Telescope captures rare sight of an asteroid falling to pieces
Scientists theorize that the asteroid broke apart due to an increase in its rotation rate that caused many tiny imbalances over time.

06

Mar

Another asteroid flyby: Bus-size space rock to pass Earth this afternoonThe 2014 EC asteroid was just discovered on Tuesday and follows on the heels of yesterday’s close encounter.

Another asteroid flyby: Bus-size space rock to pass Earth this afternoon
The 2014 EC asteroid was just discovered on Tuesday and follows on the heels of yesterday’s close encounter.

05

Mar

Asteroid zooming by Earth will be closer to us than the moonAsteroid 2014 DX110 was discovered last week by astronomers and poses no threat to Earth.

Asteroid zooming by Earth will be closer to us than the moon
Asteroid 2014 DX110 was discovered last week by astronomers and poses no threat to Earth.