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Image 1 - Comet Found To Contain Ocean-Like Water
2011-10-05 14:10:47

According to a new study published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, the Earth's ocean may have been created by comets.

Image 1 - Earth Safer Than Previously Thought From Mid-Size Asteroids
2011-09-29 11:57:27

New asteroid population numbers given by NASA shows that Earth isn't as threatened as previously thought by the space rocks.

Meteorites May Have Brought Precious Metals to Earth
2011-09-08 04:20:54

Precious metals such as gold, platinum and tungsten were brought to Earth by a massive meteorite shower that occurred approximately 650 million years after the planet formed.

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2011-08-24 14:46:12

Computer models of asteroid impact debris from Earth to other planets show 100 times more particles end up on Mars than prior studies have shown.

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2011-07-13 10:40:00

The debate whether dinosaurs went extinct due to a large space rock that struck the Earth over 65 million years ago may have been answered with the discovery of a distinctive brow horn from a Ceratopsian dinosaur just 13 centimeters below the K-T boundary.

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2011-06-10 05:40:00

According to a new discovery, some asteroids may have been like "molecular factories" cranking out life's ingredients and shipping them to Earth through meteorite impacts.

2011-04-28 10:25:00

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Late last year, astronomers noticed an asteroid named Scheila had unexpectedly brightened, and it was sporting short-lived plumes.


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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