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September 03, 2015
NASA: Huge asteroid will not destroy Earth in September
Washington (UPI) Aug 22, 2015
NASA struck down apocalyptic theories that a giant asteroid will hit Earth in September, saying there is "not one shred of evidence" the rumors are true. In response to online rumors about a massive asteroid strike between Sept. 15 and 28, the U.S. space agency sought to clarify "numerous recent blogs and web postings" as false. "All known Potentially Hazardous Asteroids have less than a 0.01 percent chance of impacting Earth in the next 100 years," NASA said. "There is no scientific bas ... read more

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Killer asteroid may have made solid earth splash like water
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    Doubt cast on global firestorm generated by dino-killing asteroid
    Pioneering new research has debunked the theory that the asteroid that is thought to have led to the extinction of dinosaurs also caused vast global firestorms that ravaged planet Earth. A team of r ... more
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