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Asteroid Collisions 'Common': Scientists Record 26 Nuclear-Scale Explosions on Earth

Asteroid Collisions 'Common': Scientists Record 26 Nuclear-Sca...

Asteroid strike: 26 nuclear-scale collisions with Earth were recorded between 2000 and 2013Wiki Commons Asteroid strikes on Earth are more common than we realise, according to a visualisation showing where large meteorites have collided with our ... International Business Times UK, 1 day ago
Time

No, Were Not All Gonna Die From An Asteroid

Bullseye: A hole left in a frozen lake in Chelyabinsk, thought to have been punched out by a fragment of the meteor that struck in 2013. The Asahi Shimbun A new report spreads fear about the Earth getting clobbered by a killer rock. But the fact ...
 Time1 day ago
Christian Science Monitor

What are odds an asteroid will level a major city? Higher than you might think, say researchers.

New data released by a nonprofit asteroid-watcher reveals that large meteor impacts are not particularly rare. The chances of an asteroid hitting the Earth and causing significant damage are much higher than what was previously estimated. According ...
 Christian Science Monitor1 day ago
CIO Magazine

Visualization of Asteroids Hitting Earth

Recently I finished a 1977 apocalyptic sci-fi novel called Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, which was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1978. This was one of the best end-of-world asteroid impact books I have ever ...
 CIO Magazine1 day ago

Attack of the asteroids: New video shows where they hit and when

Advertisement If you think asteroid impacts are just the stuff of action movies, think again. Since the year 2000, a powerful array of microphones has detected 26 nuclear-sized explosions in the Earth's atmosphere-- each the result of a space ...
 Los Angeles Times1 day ago
Salon

Earth's odds of getting slammed by an asteroid are a lot higher than we think

How often, really, do you stop and take the time to be grateful that your entire city hasn't been wiped out by an asteroid? According to new research, 26 asteroids made it to Earth between 2000 and 2013, so, just saying, maybe you ought to once in a ...
 Salon1 day ago NASA: The Only Thing Stopping a City-Destroying Asteroid Is Blind Luck  Gizmodo6 days ago

Geology: Ancient impact recorded in rock

South African rocks reveal that a huge asteroid smashed into Earth 3.26 billion years ago, turning sediments to liquid. The rocks in the Barberton greenstone belt in South Africa contain tiny blobs of material that condensed from clouds of rock ...
 Nature1 day ago

Scientists show proof of 26 atomic bomb scale asteroid impacts since 2000

Three prominent astronauts supporting the B612 Foundation have now presented a visualization of new data showing the surprising frequency at which the Earth is hit by asteroids. Between 2000 and 2013, this network detected 26 explosions on Earth ranging in ...
 Business Standard1 day ago
BBC

Ancient Plants 'Frozen in Time' by Space Impacts

Ancient plant material has been preserved in the glass formed by asteroids hitting the Earth, scientists report. The "frozen in aspic" appearance of what are apparently fragments of grass is spectacular enough. But a team writing in Geology ...
 Sudan Vision Daily1 day ago Frozen in time Ancient grasses from Argentina were preserved when asteroids struck the area  BBC2 days ago Science & Research Roundup: April 21, 2014  Individual.com3 days ago Ancient plants frozen in time by space impacts  The Nation Pakistan5 days ago
NBCNews.com

NASA Chief to Asteroid Haters: 'Get Over It'

For years, critics have been taking shots at NASA's plans to corral a near-Earth asteroid before moving on to Mars — and now NASA's chief has a message for those critics: "Get over it, to be blunt." NASA Administrator Charles Bolden defended the ...
 NBCNews.com2 days ago NASA Chief to Asteroid Hates: 'Get Over It'  NBCNews.com2 days ago NASA Chief Tells Exploration Plans Critics Get Over It  Big News Network2 days ago NASA Chief Tells The Critics Of Exploration Plan: 'Get Over It'  The US Daily2 days ago
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