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Nov. 17, 2016 — Scientists studying the Chicxulub crater have shown how large asteroid impacts deform rocks in a way that may produce habitats for early ... read more

Nov. 10, 2016 — Australia shifts and tilts back and forth by several millimeters each year because of changes to Earth's center of mass, according to a new study. The findings could help scientists better track ... read more

Nov. 8, 2016 — Ancient feeding marks from hungry insects in South American leaf fossils are shedding new light on the mass extinction that wiped out the ... read more

Oct. 31, 2016 — The number of discovered near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) now tops 15,000, with an average of 30 new discoveries added each week. The number of discovered near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) now tops 15,000, with ... read more

Sep. 14, 2016 — A new study demonstrates that the Earth and other planetary objects formed in the early years of the Solar System share similar chemical origins -- a finding at odds with accepted wisdom held by ... read more

Scientists Simulated a Nuclear Explosion of an Asteroid

July 27, 2016 — Scientists are developing measures to protect the Earth from potentially dangerous celestial bodies. With the help of supercomputer SKIF Cyberia, the scientists simulated the nuclear explosion of an ... read more

Transformations to Granular Zircon Revealed: Meteor Crater, Arizona

July 27, 2016 — Having been reported in lunar samples returned by Apollo astronauts, meteorites, impact glass, and at a number of meteorite craters on Earth, granular zircon is the most unusual and enigmatic type of ... read more

July 5, 2016 — A new reconstruction of Antarctic ocean temperatures around the time the dinosaurs disappeared 66 million years ago supports the idea that one of the planet's biggest mass extinctions was due to ... read more

Asteroid Day Will Draw Eyes to the Stars, but the More Urgent Threat May Be Under Our Feet

June 29, 2016 — Knowing when an asteroid could impact Earth would be nice, but learning more about the impact a super volcano eruption at Yellowstone would have on civilization -- and how to be ready for it -- might ... read more

June 27, 2016 — Planetary scientists have discovered pieces of opal in a meteorite found in Antarctica, a result that demonstrates that meteorites delivered water ice to asteroids early in the history of the solar ... read more

June 15, 2016 — An ancient space rock discovered in a Swedish quarry is a type of meteorite never before found on Earth, and likely a remnant of a massive asteroid collision 470 million years ago that sent debris ... read more

May 26, 2016 — A study of more than 6,000 marine fossils from the Antarctic shows that the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs was sudden and just as deadly to life in the polar regions. Previously, ... read more

May 16, 2016 — Scientists have found evidence of a huge asteroid that struck the Earth early in its life with an impact larger than anything humans have experienced. Tiny glass beads called spherules, found in ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — New research suggests that the very oldest pieces of rock on Earth -- zircon crystals -- are likely to have formed in the craters left by violent asteroid impacts that peppered our nascent planet, ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — Dinosaurs were already in an evolutionary decline tens of millions of years before the meteorite impact that finally finished them off, new research has ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — New evidence has been provided to explain why deep sea creatures were able to survive the catastrophic asteroid strike that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ... read more

Feb. 22, 2016 — Approximately 790,000 years ago there were multiple cosmic impacts on Earth with global consequences. Geoscientists have reached this conclusion after dating so-called tektites from various parts of ... read more

Feb. 17, 2016 — For two decades it was thought that most near-Earth objects (NEOs) -- asteroids and comets that may pose a hazard to life on Earth -- end their existence in a dramatic final plunge into the Sun. A ... read more

Feb. 15, 2016 — Hundreds of webcams recorded the historic event: In 2013 February 15, the approach of asteroid (367943) Duende to our planet was being closely monitored by both the public and the scientific ... read more

Dec. 22, 2015 — The discovery of hundreds of giant comets in the outer planetary system over the last two decades means that these objects pose a much greater hazard to life than asteroids, a team of astronomers ... read more

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