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Scientists Propose System For Eliminating Threat Of Asteroids, Meteors
2013-02-15 13:01:40

A pair of California scientists unveiled a proposal this week for a system that could eliminate threatening asteroids or meteors, just as a meteorite explodes over Russia and an asteroid grazes past Earth within a 24-hour span.

Massive Meteor Explodes Over Russia: Buildings Damaged, Hundreds Injured
2013-02-15 08:57:01

A meteor streaked across Russia’s early morning skies on Friday before violently exploding, sending a rain of debris onto the Earth below. The flash and boom shattered windows and meteor particles left damage in its wake, injuring more than 900 people in the Ural Mountains region.

Meteorite Linked To Martian Crust
2013-01-03 13:08:12

Researchers have identified a new class of Martian meteorite that they believe originated from Mars' crust.

Sutter's Mill Meteorite Under The Microscope
2012-12-21 05:32:02

A meteorite study has led scientists to believe that asteroid surfaces may be more complex than previously thought. Scientists from around the world have come together to work on a meteor analysis of the Sutter's Mill meteorite that fell down to Earth in April 2012.

Evidence Found That Exploding Star Gave Birth To Solar System
2012-12-17 15:00:11

Researchers found evidence that the force of an exploding star prompted the formation of the solar system.

Mars Inside And Out May Have Had Differing Geological Histories
2012-11-20 05:50:00

A team of scientists led by the Carnegie Institution for Science recently studied the hydrogen in water from the interior of Mars and found that Mars was formed from similar building blocks to that of Earth.

Violent Collision Created Rare Meteorite
2012-11-16 11:32:50

Some meteorites found on Earth contain strikingly beautiful, translucent, olive-green crystals embedded in an iron-nickel matrix.

NASA Chat To Discuss Why Meteorites Matter
2012-11-07 15:43:24

Meteorites are pieces of asteroids and other bodies like the moon and Mars that travel through space and fall to the earth.


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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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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
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The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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