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'Impact winter' after asteroid strike may have wiped out dinosaurs

May 13, 2014

'Impact winter' after asteroid strike may have wiped out dinosaurs

A global 'impact winter' following an asteroid strike might have caused the extinction of the dinosaurs, according to a new study. #Life #science #Dinosaur #Netherlands #Extinction #asteroid #Utrecht University #impact winter #asteroid strike #Yucatan Peninsula #Chicxulub impact #Palaeogene era #John Vellekoop
Close encounter: Football field sized asteroid whizzes by earth

Feb 18, 2014

Close encounter: Football field sized asteroid whizzes by earth

The 295-yard (270-m) asteroid was streaking past Earth at a distance of about 2.1 million miles (3.4 million km). #NewsTracker #Russia #Earth #asteroid #Space
NASA tests 'pumpkin suit' for mission to lasso asteroid

Dec 15, 2013

NASA tests 'pumpkin suit' for mission to lasso asteroid

NASA engineers are testing a modified version of the pumpkin-orange Advanced Crew Escape System (ACES) worn by space shuttle astronauts during launch and re-entry for use by future crew in the Orion spacecraft. #NewsTracker #Nasa #International Space Station #asteroid #Orion
Astronomers 'dumbfounded' by six-tailed asteroid

Nov 08, 2013

Astronomers 'dumbfounded' by six-tailed asteroid

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have spotted a freakish asteroid with six comet-like tails of dust streaming from its body like spokes on a wheel, scientists said on Thursday. #Technology #science #asteroid #Space
Newly discovered asteroid misses Earth, will return in 2032

Oct 19, 2013

Newly discovered asteroid misses Earth, will return in 2032

A newly discovered asteroid made a "close" approach to Earth this week - at least in astronomical terms - and it is likely to come back around in 2032, but there is only a miniscule risk of it smashing into the planet, NASA said on Friday. #Nasa #asteroid #Near-Earth object #US Space agency #Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Newly discovered asteroid misses Earth, will return in 2032

Jun 13, 2014

NASA releases best images yet of a near-Earth asteroid [Video]

An asteroid nicknamed "the beast" zipped by Earth last weekend, and NASA's telescopes were ready... #NASA #Earth (planet)
Newly discovered asteroid misses Earth, will return in 2032

Jun 13, 2014

NASA releases best images yet of a near-Earth asteroid [Video]

An asteroid nicknamed "the beast" zipped by Earth last weekend, and NASA's telescopes were ready... #NASA #Earth (planet)
Newly discovered asteroid misses Earth, will return in 2032

Jun 11, 2014

The earthquake that toppled Eric Cantor: How did it happen?

One of the greatest political upsets of modern times occurred Tuesday in Virginia, when Eric Cantor was toppled by an insurgent GOP rival as he bid for an eighth term. Independent political analyst Stuart Rothenberg, not one given to hyperbole, said ... #Virginia #Eric Cantor #U.S. Republican Party