Latest Impact event Stories
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.
Late last year, astronomers noticed an asteroid named Scheila had unexpectedly brightened, and it was sporting short-lived plumes.
Bombardments of 'micro-meteorites' on Earth and Mars 4 billion years ago may have caused the planets' climates to cool dramatically.
TUCSON, Ariz., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent Japanese earthquake and tsunami and the 2004 Indonesian earthquake and tsunami have shocked the world. Dr.
What could happen if a 25-million-ton chunk of rock slammed into Earth?
A team of NASA-funded researchers has unveiled a new theory that contends planets gained the final portions of their mass from a limited number of large comet or asteroid impacts.
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of NASA-funded researchers has unveiled a new theory that contends planets gained the final portions of their mass from a limited number of large comet or asteroid impacts more than 4.5 billion years ago.
Scientists at Purdue University and Imperial College London have revised their popular â€˜Impact Effects Calculatorâ€™, which allows anyone to calculate the potential damage a comet or asteroid would cause if it collided with the Earth.
New research challenges the controversial theory that an ancient comet impact devastated the Clovis people, one of the earliest known cultures to inhabit North America.
A new study theorizes that the dinosaurs were wiped out 65 million years ago by at least two meteorite strikes rather than one.
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...
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 Î”V 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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