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ESA Discovers Origin Of Jupiter's Mysterious Atmospheric Water
2013-04-23 13:41:09

The European Space Agency says it has unraveled the mystery as to the origin of water in the upper atmosphere of Jupiter. Observations from the Herschel space observatory found that the observable water deposits were left there from an impact.

NASA Says Russian Meteorite 1000 Times Larger Than Originally Estimated
2013-02-22 14:13:51

Initial reports put last Friday’s (Feb 15) Chebarkul meteorite that exploded over Russia’s Urals region at about 10 tons. But after careful analysis, NASA released new information that puts the meteorite closer to 10,000 tons—1,000 times larger than the estimates size reported by the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Meteor Strikes Like Russian Event Only Occur Once Every 10 To 30 Years
2013-02-15 17:22:17

As reports continue to stream in through various media outlets on injuries, damages, and the science behind such events, it seems this morning’s (February 15) meteor strike in Russia’s Ural Mountains region has left a pretty big impression far and wide.

Evidence Supports Dinosaur Extinction Level Event
2013-02-07 19:14:22

Scientists have winnowed the precision of the dates regarding the extinction of the dinosaur and the well-known impact that occurred around the same time.

Scientist Calls Clovis Comet Theory Bogus
2013-01-30 20:42:49

Researchers are contradicting one hypothesis that comet explosions may have ended the 9,000-year-old Clovis culture.

Moon Formation - Evidence Backs Up Giant Impact Theory
2012-10-17 14:15:54

Scientists are backing up a theory, claiming that the Moon was created when a planetary body the size of Mars collided with Earth.

Amateur Astronomers Catch Rare Explosion Sighting On Jupiter
2012-09-12 07:41:43

Sometime early Monday morning while most of the country was in bed dreaming of sweet nothings, at least two amateur astronomers were out blazing the night skies looking for action.

Moon Formation From Giant Hit-and-run Impact
2012-07-30 04:42:40

While scientists tend to accept the theory that the Moon was formed following a collision between a young Earth and a second planet, new research suggests that the impactor might have been larger and traveling faster than previous believed.

Image 1 - New Study Supports Theory Of Extraterrestrial Impact
2012-03-06 04:37:04

A 16-member international team of researchers that includes James Kennett, professor of earth science at UC Santa Barbara, has identified a nearly 13,000-year-old layer of thin, dark sediment buried in the floor of Lake Cuitzeo in central Mexico.

2012-02-03 19:00:35

Around 250 million years ago, most life on Earth was wiped out in an extinction known as the “Great Dying.” A team led by University of Cincinnati geologist Thomas J. Algeo finds that the end came slowly from thousands of centuries of volcanic activity.


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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 -- Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 is so-named because it was the ninth short-period comet discovered by Carolyn and Eugene Shoemaker and David Levy. It was first detected in a photograph taken on the night of March 24, 1993 with the 0.4-meter Schmidt telescope at the Mount Palomar observatory in California, and subsequently observed by many other astronomers. The comet was extremely unusual because it was in fragments, evidently due to a close encounter with the planet...

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