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July 25, 2014
Chelyabinsk Meteorite Sheds Light on Dinosaur Extinction Mystery
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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 over Russia in February 2013, a new paper published in the journal Icarus shows. Astronomers have debated whether the dinosaur killer was linked to the breakup of a large asteroid forming the Baptistina Asteroid Family (BAF) beyond Mars, some of which ended up on Earth-crossing orbits. The asteroid imp ... read 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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Meteor shower to peak over holiday weekend
Good news for star-gazers and night owls: a giant mess of space debris is making its way towards Earth. That means another meteor shower - a really big one. ... more
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NASA, Sky-Watchers to Look for May Camelopardalids Meteor Shower
Sky-watchers all across North America are in for a real treat in the early morning hours of May 24 - there's a brand new meteor shower that may light up the night sky. Scientists aren't sure yet how ... more
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Craters Could Be Promising Sites to Look for Life
Asteroid and comet impacts can trigger widespread havoc, killing off life on a global scale. Now, one new study reveals that the molten wreckage of these explosions can entomb the remains of life th ... more
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Ancient crater points to massive meteorite strike
The discovery of an ancient ring-like structure in southern Alberta suggests the area was struck by a meteorite large enough to leave an eight-kilometre-wide crater, producing an explosion strong en ... more
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A New Meteor Shower in May?
The head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, Dr. Bill Cooke, often lets cameras do his sky watching for him. He and his colleagues operate a nationwide network of automated fireball observatorie ... more
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How Cosmic Crashes Could Have Kickstarted Plate Tectonics
A rock the size of a small city hurtles towards Earth, smashing a crater bigger than the span between Washington, D.C. and New York City. The heat and shockwave raises the temperature of the atmosph ... more
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26 asteroids have caused atomic-like explosions in Earth's atmosphere over last ten years [VIDEO]
The B612 Foundation, a California-based nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness about the risks of an asteroid collision, has released a video visualizing the 26 asteroids that have hit the Earth's atmosphere between 2000 and 2013. ... more
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Vitamin B3 Might Have Been Made in Space, Delivered to Earth by Meteorites
Ancient Earth might have had an extraterrestrial supply of vitamin B3 delivered by carbon-rich meteorites, according to a new analysis by NASA-funded researchers. The result supports a theory that t ... more
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Deputy PM Rogozin invites best minds to create anti-asteroid technology
Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said there was no means capable of diverting asteroids from Earth and invited the best minds to help create such a technology, Itar-Tass reports. "This is a dang ... more
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Scientists reconstruct ancient impact that dwarfs dinosaur-extinction blast
Picture this: A massive asteroid almost as wide as Rhode Island and about three to five times larger than the rock thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs slams into Earth. The collision punches a c ... more
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Video shows apparent meteor whiz by skydiver
The chance of being hit by a meteorite is one in 20 trillion. But in 2012, one skydiver got closer than most. ... more
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Asteroid 2007 VK184 Eliminated as Impact Risk to Earth
Recent observations have removed from NASA's asteroid impact hazard list the near-Earth object (NEO) known to pose the most significant risk of Earth impact over the next 100 years. 2007 VK184 ... more
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NASA Scientists Find Evidence of Water in Meteorite
A team of scientists at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., has found evidence of past water movement throughout a Martian meteorite, revivi ... more
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Impacting the Hadean Earth
Astrobiologists supported by the NASA Astrobiology Institute have assessed the effects of impacts on the crust of the early Earth. The research could help determine whether or not evidence of such v ... more
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    Strange explosion in Argentina, scientists probe meteor link
    "This happened at an altitude of approximately 70 kilometers", said Argentine space expert Jorge Coghlan who added that as the "space rock penetrates the atmosphere; in a radius of forty kilometers ... more
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    Asteroids, comets threaten humanity: protection system is much-needed
    The meteorite, which exploded in the sky above Russia's Chelyabinsk on February 15, 2013, has confirmed the need to create a protection system from asteroids and comets, head of the theoretical phys ... more
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    Rock from heavens is a scientists' delight
    A year ago on Saturday, inhabitants of the Russian city of Chelyabinsk looked skyward, some frozen in fear that a nuclear war had begun. ... more
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    Global space agencies to join in asteroid defense planning
    The European Space Agency says it's joining an effort to coordinate a global response should a threatening asteroid ever be found heading toward Earth. ... more
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    Space droids battle to save Earth from comet
    A comet heading towards Earth threatens humanity's existence - that was the virtual scenario of this year's Zero Robotics tournament. Secondary-school students from across Europe controlled miniatur ... more
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    Earth to be hit with ISON meteor shower, scientists to study particles of dust
    From January 15-16 a stream of cosmic dust - the remains of the tail of the recently disintegrated comet ISON - will hit the Earth. If the particles are large enough, Earth dwellers will see a "mete ... more
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    Field Museum in Chicago unveils 'oddball' green meteorite
    The Field Museum in Chicago has unveiled an "oddball" cosmic find - a green meteorite it says was discovered in southern Morocco two years ago. ... more
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    Watch the 2014 Quadrantid Meteor Shower Live on Ustream
    Peaking in the wee hours of Jan. 3, a little-known meteor shower named after an extinct constellation, the Quadranids, will present an excellent chance for hardy souls to start the year off with som ... more
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