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July 29, 2015
Helping Europe prepare for asteroid risk
Paris (ESA) Jul 01, 2015
Each year, astronomers worldwide discover over 1000 new asteroids or other space rocks that could strike our planet. And if one is spotted heading towards Earth, experts working in ESA and national emergency offices need to know who should do what, and when. A critical factor in protecting lives and property in the event of an object being discovered en route to Earth is civil response, and how national authorities can best inform their citizens of what to do. In turn, this requires ESA to know ho ... read more

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Did dinosaur-killing asteroid trigger largest lava flows on Earth?
The asteroid that slammed into the ocean off Mexico 66 million years ago and killed off the dinosaurs probably rang the Earth like a bell, triggering volcanic eruptions around the globe that may hav ... more
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Eta Aquarid meteor shower to hit its peak, debris from Halley's Comet viewable worldwide
Every year, the Eta Aquarid meteor shower lights up the sky as Earth spirals through the debris from Halley's Comet. This year's peak occurs on Tuesday at about 9 a.m. EDT, according to NASA. ... more
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Meteorites key to the story of Earth's layers
A new analysis of the chemical make-up of meteorites has helped scientists work out when the Earth formed its layers. The research by an international team of scientists confirmed the Earth's first ... more
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Will Asteroid 2012 TC4 Hit Earth in October 2017
On Oct. 12, 2017, the asteroid 2012 TC4 is slated to whizz by Earth dangerously close. The exact distance of its closest approach is uncertain, as well as its size. Based on observations in October ... more
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Killer asteroid may have made solid earth splash like water
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What happens underground when a missile or meteor hits
When a missile or meteor strikes the earth, the havoc above ground is obvious, but the details of what happens below ground are harder to see. Duke University physicists have developed techniques th ... more
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Researchers determine origin of Annama meteorite
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Hunting Hidden Treasures: Antarctic Meteorites Arrive at JSC
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ESA's planetary defence test set for 2020
If an asteroid were spotted headed towards Earth, what could humanity do about it? ESA's latest mission is part of a larger international effort to find out. This month marked the start of pre ... more
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Double Impact Crater in Canada Formed in Two Separate Impacts
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Largest Asteroid Impacts Found in Central Australia
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NASA data reveals mysteries of meteor that struck Chelyabinsk
New data from NASA has revealed some information about the meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia in 2013. ... more
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Second natural quasicrystal found in ancient meteorite
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NASA photographs fireball streaking across Pennsylvania skies
NASA cameras, along with several hundred amateur astronomers, caught a glimpse of an impressive fireball as it streaked across the Mid-Atlantic late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning. Sightings were reported in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. ... more
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Two Years On, Source of Russian Chelyabinsk Meteor Remains Elusive
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Doubt cast on global firestorm generated by dino-killing asteroid
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    Messages from space -- hidden magnetic messages uncovered
    Geologists from the University of Cambridge uncover hidden magnetic messages from the early solar system in meteorites measured at BESSY II. A team of scientists led by Dr. Richard Harrison from the ... more
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    Scientists say a meteorite could be responsible for Antarctic crater
    Researchers in Antarctica have discovered what they believe is the remnants of a meteorite impact site. ... more
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    Levitation recreates nature's dumbbells
    Splash form tektites are tiny pieces of natural glass created out of spinning drops of molten rock flung from the earth during an extra-terrestrial impact - when the earth is hit by asteroids or com ... more
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    Study casts doubt on mammoth-killing cosmic impact
    Rock soil droplets formed by heating most likely came from Stone Age house fires and not from a disastrous cosmic impact 12,900 years ago, according to new research from the University of California ... more
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    Preparing for an asteroid strike
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