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31

Aug

How to watch Neptune and ‘dodgeball’ asteroid in the sky tonightBackyard astronomers with a telescope can spot Neptune in the constellation Aquarius tonight, but both the blue planet and the asteroid can be seen online as well.

How to watch Neptune and ‘dodgeball’ asteroid in the sky tonight
Backyard astronomers with a telescope can spot Neptune in the constellation Aquarius tonight, but both the blue planet and the asteroid can be seen online as well.

31

Jul

Did ancient Earth get a ‘face-lift’ from asteroids?The asteroid impacts could also explain the mysterious zircon minerals.

Did ancient Earth get a ‘face-lift’ from asteroids?
The asteroid impacts could also explain the mysterious zircon minerals.

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.