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Diamond grains from the Canyon Diablo meteorite
2014-11-25 04:49:07

Approximately 50 years ago, a large meteorite, named Canyon Diablo after the crater formed by the meteorite's impact in northern Arizona, was found to contain a new form of diamond with a hexagonal structure.

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.

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.

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2010-08-30 20:20:40

Shock-synthesized diamonds said to prove a catastrophic impact killed off North American megafauna can't be found.

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2009-07-21 07:57:54

A 17-member team has found what may be the smoking gun of a much-debated proposal that a cosmic impact about 12,900 years ago ripped through North America and drove multiple species into extinction.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.