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April 13, 2015

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3:32 PM | Experiments Show What Happens Below Ground When Meteorite Strikes Earth
Scientists led by Dr Abram Clark of Duke University and Yale University developed a novel technique which enabled them to simulate accurately high-speed meteorite impacts. To simulate a meteorite slamming into soil or sand, Dr Clark and his colleagues from the Duke University’s Department of Physics & Center for Nonlinear and Complex Systems, and the [...]

April 10, 2015

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5:00 PM | Where Did That Giant Russian Fireball Come From?
Scientists have pinpointed the origins of the meteorite, Annama, that streaked across the Russian sky last April in a beautiful fireball. The path the meteorite took to…

March 31, 2015

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10:34 AM | Cometary Carbon Painted Planet Mercury Black, Says Study
Carbon from cometary material that bombards Mercury, the first planet from the Sun, may be the reason the planet’s surface is heavily dark, says new research published in the journal Nature Geoscience. Why Mercury is much darker than its closest airless neighbor, our Moon, has long been a mystery to planetary researchers. Airless bodies are [...]

March 23, 2015

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5:38 PM | Giant Asteroid Impact Basin Found in Australia
A 400 km-wide (250 mile-wide) impact basin from a massive asteroid that broke in two moments before it slammed into our planet has been found in north-eastern South Australia by a team of scientists, led by Dr Andrew Glikson of the Australian National University’s Planetary Science Institute. The twin scars of the impacts – the [...]
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5:30 PM | Just Discovered In Australia: The Largest Asteroid Impact Ever
A long time ago, a huge meteorite entered the earth's atmosphere in a screaming fireball. In its last violent moments, it split into two massive pieces, each at least 6…
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