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Newly Discovered Asteroid Has Slight Chance Of Impacting Earth
2013-10-18 12:02:43

Astronomers working at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory in Ukraine found a new asteroid on October 13, 2013 and NASA confirmed it came within about 4.2 million miles of Earth on September 16. New estimates predicts a slight chance of impact in 2032.

Just In Time For ISON: Scientists Discover Ancient Earth Comet Impact
2013-10-08 14:28:15

Comet ISON is getting closer to making its close pass by the sun, but what would happen if it had a brush with our planet instead? New evidence shows it has happened before and another would be devastating.

New Evidence Indicates Moon Is 100 Million Years Younger Than Thought
2013-09-24 07:10:10

Earth’s closest neighbor, the moon, has been studied intently by astronomers for centuries. In that time, we thought we had discovered nearly everything there is to know about the origins of our natural satellite.

Large Mammals Of Younger Dryas Wiped Out By Asteroid
2013-09-03 06:40:55

A new study has found that a cataclysmic asteroid or comet impact in the Canadian province of Quebec nearly 13,000 years ago wiped out many of the world’s large mammals.

Chelyabinsk Meteorite Had Close Encounter In Space Prior To Earth Impact
2013-08-27 06:59:32

The Chelyabinsk meteor that exploded over Russia’s Ural Mountains region earlier this year was found to have either collided with another celestial body or had a close encounter with the sun prior to reaching Earth.

Meteor Impact Crater Found Beneath Iowa Town
2013-07-11 04:39:36

A meteor from 470-million-years-ago lies buried several hundred feet beneath the town of Decorah, Iowa, according to an airborne geophysical survey reported in EARTH Magazine.

Russian Meteor Produced A Shockwave That Traveled The Globe Twice
2013-06-28 07:07:05

The Chelyabinsk meteor that blazed a trail across the morning sky in Russia this past February left a shocking impact on not just the Ural Mountains region, but the entire world.

Comets Brought Organic Ingredients For Life
2013-06-06 08:23:25

Billions of years ago icy comets crashed into the Earth, and they could have produced life-providing organic compounds, including the building blocks of proteins and nucleobase pairs of DNA and RNA.

Moon Mystery: GRAIL Data Show How Gravitational Anomalies Developed
2013-05-31 06:19:45

Researchers from Purdue University and MIT have solved the long-standing mystery of why the moon’s gravitational force is stronger in some areas than in others.


Latest Impact event Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Crater -- A crater is a circular depression on the surface of a planet, moon, asteroid, or other celestial body. Craters are typically caused by meteorite impacts, although some are caused by volcanic activity. In the center of craters on Earth a crater lake often accumulates, and in craters formed by meteorites a central island (caused by rebounding crustal rock after the impact) is usually a prominent feature in the lake. Ancient craters whose relief has disappeared leaving only a...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Near-Earth Asteroid -- Near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) are asteroids whose orbit intersects Earth's orbit and which may therefore pose a collision danger, as well as being most easily accessible for spacecraft from Earth. In fact, some near-Earth asteroids can be reached with much less ΔV than the Moon. The most famous near-Earth asteroid is 433 Eros that was visited by NASA's Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous probe. A few hundred such near-Earth asteroids are known, ranging in size up...

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