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October 29, 2014
Earth hit by double asteroids 458 million years ago
Paris (AFP) Oct 23, 2014
Some 458 million years ago, Earth was whacked in a double asteroid strike, leaving craters visible in Sweden today, space scientists reported on Thursday. The event, they said, can be traced to "one of the largest cosmic catastrophes" in the history of the Solar System - a mighty collision in the asteroid belt around 12 million years earlier. That smashup caused a 200-kilometre- (120-mile-) asteroid to break up, scattering large chunks of rock, some of which later crossed Earth's orbit. Two ... read more

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Meteorite that doomed dinosaurs remade forests
The meteorite impact that spelled doom for the dinosaurs 66 million years ago decimated the evergreens among the flowering plants to a much greater extent than their deciduous peers, according to a ... more
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NASA asteroid defense program falls short: audit
The US space agency's program to detect and protect the Earth from incoming asteroids is poorly managed and far behind schedule, said a government audit report on Monday. ... more
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Nicaragua asks U.S. for help investigating meteorite crater
Astronomers, including experts at NASA, have questioned whether the blast and crater, reported earlier this week outside the Nicaraguan capital, were actually the product of a meteorite. ... more
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ESA's bug-eyed telescope to spot risky asteroids
Spotting Earth-threatening asteroids is tough partly because the sky is so big. But insects offer an answer, since they figured out long ago how to look in many directions at once. As part of the ... more
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Reports of Meteorite Strike in Nicaragua and Update on Asteroid 2014 RC
Reports in the media over the weekend that a small meteorite impacted in Nicaragua have yet to be confirmed. A loud explosion was heard near Managua's international airport Saturday night, and photo ... more
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Meteorite strikes near Nicaragua's capital
A small space rock exploded into the dirt outside the capital of Nicaragua on late Saturday night. Locals there said they heard a large blast just before midnight, and officials located a crater, 40 feet wide and 16 feet deep, near Managua's international airport. ... more
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Large space object slams Nicaragua's capital as asteroid passes Earth
A blast that filled Nicaragua's 1.2 million capital Managua with dismay on Sunday night is most probably a meteorite that left a 12-meter crater near the city's airport. The space rock might be a fr ... more
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SETI Searches Kepler Candidates for Signals of Life
A recent search by the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) studied 86 candidates in the Kepler space observatory's field for radio signals that could potentially indicate the presence of ... more
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China's first private rocket firm aims for market
Hu Zhenyu, 21, founder of Link Space, China's first private rocket firm, does not want people to call him a "rocket scientist" but a rocket entrepreneur. Rocket launches have traditionally bee ... more
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NASA, Partners Reveal California Meteorite's Rough and Tumble Journey
A meteorite that fell onto the roof of a house in Novato, California, on Oct. 17, 2012, has revealed a detailed picture of its origin and tumultuous journey through space and Earth's atmosphere. An ... more
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Asteroid Defense - Casualty in Chilled US-Russia Relations
Space cooperation and even asteroid defense agreements between the United States and Russian governments have been sacrificed as a result of poor international relations, but according to a spokeswo ... more
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Study of Asteroid Holds Key To Earth's Future
Scientists have discovered the forces that keep a near-Earth asteroid, 1950 DA, from breaking apart, according to a research published in Nature. The asteroid, considered by NASA a potential threat ... more
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Research uncovers forces that hold gravity-defying asteroid together
Researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have made a novel discovery that may potentially protect the world from future collisions with asteroids. The team studied near-Earth ast ... more
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Monitoring Meteor Showers from Space
Those who enjoy the spectacle of the Perseids, Geminids or other annual meteor showers likely aren't thinking about where these shooting stars originated or whether they might pose a danger. Scienti ... more
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Violent solar system history uncovered by WA meteorite
Curtin University planetary scientists have shed some light on the bombardment history of our solar system by studying a unique volcanic meteorite recovered in Western Australia. Captured on c ... more
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SwRI-led team's research shows giant asteroids battered early Earth
A new terrestrial bombardment model developed by an international group of scientists led by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) indicates that Earth's surface was heavily reprocessed - or melted, m ... more
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    Early Earth suffered 500-million-year asteroid storm
    Scientists say early Earth would have technically been inhabitable, but it wouldn't have been a very pleasant place to live. Researchers say little pockets of calmer life-sustaining water likely existed amid the boiling seas and giant magma fields. ... more
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    Perseid Meteors vs. the Supermoon
    Every year, sky watchers and summertime campers circle on their calendars a few key August nights-the 11th, 12th and 13th. These are the dates of the annual Perseid meteor shower, which rarely fails ... more
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    Chelyabinsk Meteorite Sheds Light on Dinosaur Extinction Mystery
    A long-standing debate about the source of the asteroid that impacted the Earth and caused the extinction of the dinosaurs has been put to rest thanks to the Chelyabinsk meteorite that disintegrated ... more
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    Dash cam captures meteor streaking across North Carolina sky
    A barrage of meteors splashed across the night sky late Thursday along the Eastern Seaboard, and one meteor burned particularly bright as it disintegrated in the Earth's atmosphere. ... more
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    Gigantic crater found in Siberia
    What's going on in Russia? Last year it was the sky falling with the Chelyabinsk meteor. Now it appears that the ground is opening up. Russians have discovered a mysterious hole in middle of Siberia - a crater stretching some 260 feet across. ... more
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    CNN retracts false report claiming catastrophic asteroid impact
    Internet users were momentarily alarmed yesterday when they learned a 10-mile-wide asteroid was on a direct collision course with Earth. The news came via CNN's iReport, a site featuring user-generated content that is supposed to be moderated and fact-checked by CNN editors. ... more
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    Where Have All The Craters Gone?
    Impact craters reveal one of the most spectacular geologic process known to man. During the past 3.5 billion years, it is estimated that more than 80 bodies, larger than the dinosaur-killing asteroi ... more
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    Chelyabinsk meteorite part of much bigger celestial body
    The Chelyabinsk meteorite that exploded on February 15, 2013, in the Chelyabinsk area was part of a bigger celestial body and came off it as a result of the impact. The statement was published on a ... more
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