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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

Jul 25, 2014

The Sixth Great Extinction Is Underway—and We’re to Blame

The Earth has been stripped of up to 90% of its species five times before in the past 450 million years. Now it's happening again—and this time there's no rogue asteroid responsibl...
Newly discovered asteroid misses Earth, will return in 2032

Jul 28, 2014

'Bad luck,' timing led to dinosaurs' extinction

Dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that caused their extinction if it had come slightly earlier or later in history, according to a new study...
Newly discovered asteroid misses Earth, will return in 2032

Jul 29, 2014

What Killed The Dinosaurs? Bad Luck, Study Suggests

The asteroid was simply the straw that broke the camptosaurus's bac...