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Asteroid caused immense lava eruptions in India killing off dinosaurs, say researchers

May 04, 2015

Asteroid caused immense lava eruptions in India killing off dinosaurs, say researchers

The massive dinosaur-killing asteroid that struck Earth 66 million years ago likely triggered most of the immense eruptions of lava in India known as the Deccan Traps. #NewsTracker #asteroid #Lava #Dinosaurs
World's largest asteroid impact zone found in central Australia

Mar 23, 2015

World's largest asteroid impact zone found in central Australia

Scientists have uncovered in central Australia what is believed to be the largest asteroid impact zone ever found on Earth #Impact #Earth #asteroid #Space #australian #Alien Life
Asteroid BL86 that passed Earth has a small moon in tow, says NASA

Jan 28, 2015

Asteroid BL86 that passed Earth has a small moon in tow, says NASA

The mountain-sized asteroid that made a close pass by Earth on Monday has a small moon in tow, radar images released by NASA show. #Nasa #Moon #asteroid #Space #SpaceBuzz
Guess how many asteroids smashed into earth's atmosphere in 20 years? 556!

Nov 18, 2014

Guess how many asteroids smashed into earth's atmosphere in 20 years? 556!

A new NASA map has revealed that over 556 asteroids smashed into the atmosphere over a 20-year period between 1994 and 2013, suggesting that space rocks are slamming into the Earth's atmosphere at a higher rate than previously thought. #Nasa #Astronomy #Space #Asteroids #Space science
Once in a million years Comet Siding Spring whizzes past Mars

Oct 20, 2014

Once in a million years Comet Siding Spring whizzes past Mars

The comet, known as Siding Spring (C/2013 A1), made its closest encounter with Mars today. #Mars #asteroid #Space #comets #Comet #SpaceBuzz #Comet Siding Spring
House-sized asteroid flew past Earth, says NASA

Sep 08, 2014

House-sized asteroid flew past Earth, says NASA

A 60-feet asteroid about the size of a normal house flew past Earth on Sunday posing no threat to humans, NASA reported. #Russia #Nasa #Earth #Moon #New Zealand #asteroid #Space #Nicaragua #Meteorite
New Delhi Team of students discovers two new asteroids

Aug 15, 2014

New Delhi Team of students discovers two new asteroids

Two new asteroids have been discovered by a team of students from two city schools as part of a nationwide campaign. #New Delhi #Astronomy #Discovery #Asteroids
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