Tuesday, 24 April 2018
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Diamond-Bearing ‘Almahata Sitta’ Meteorites Came from Long-Lost Protoplanet

Added: 19.04.2018 14:37 | 21 views | 0 comments

The Almahata Sitta meteorites - diamond-bearing space rock fragments that rained down on the Nubian Desert in Sudan in 2008 - are remnants of a Mercury- to Mars-sized protoplanet, a new study suggests. On October 7, 2008, a 13-foot (4.1 m) diameter asteroid entered Earth’s atmosphere and exploded 23 miles (37 km) above Sudan’s Nubian [...]

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Ash of Gods: Redemption - Skewed 'n Reviewed

Added: 18.04.2018 0:27 | 2 views | 0 comments

Ever notice how in games and movies there is always something trying to wipe humanity off the planet? Sometimes its a 5-mile long asteroid plummeting to Earth, or alien invaders who wish to enslave or eat us (or both!), or in this case its some otherworldly beings who have come to spread the Reaping.

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Marine fish won an evolutionary lottery 66 million years ago

Added: 17.04.2018 23:37 | 0 views | 0 comments

Why do the Earth's oceans contain such a staggering diversity of fish of so many different sizes, shapes, colors and ecologies? The answer, biologists report, dates back 66 million years ago, when a six-mile-wide asteroid crashed to Earth, wiping out the dinosaurs and approximately 75 percent of animal and plant species worldwide.

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Mid-Carnian Mass Extinction Paved Way for Dinosaur Expansion

Added: 17.04.2018 14:15 | 18 views | 0 comments

Paleontologists believe that all non-avian dinosaurs were wiped out when a giant asteroid or comet collided with Earth some 65 million years ago, resulting in huge clouds of dust that blocked the Sun’s rays from reaching Earth’s surface. But the origins of dinosaurs have been less understood. In a new study, published in the journal [...]

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Asteroid as big as a warehouse is freakiest near miss in years

Added: 16.04.2018 19:04 | 14 views | 0 comments

A space rock soared by Earth closer than half the distance to the moon just hours after being spotted for the first time on Saturday.

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We should use nukes to deflect asteroids, says astro algorithm

Added: 12.04.2018 2:09 | 13 views | 0 comments

We've never had to deflect an incoming asteroid before it hits Earth, so how do we know the best way to do it? An algorithm says nuclear weapons are the most effective

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What interstellar visitor 'Oumuamua can teach us

Added: 10.04.2018 16:51 | 9 views | 0 comments

The first interstellar object ever seen in our solar system, named 'Oumuamua, is giving scientists a fresh perspective on how planets, asteroids and comets form.

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