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Posts tagged asteroid

February 3, 2014

 

Time-lapse photo of a natural arch at night with a few meteors streaking in the starry sky behind

Saving the World from Asteroids

When it comes to saving the Earth from threatening astroids, Bruce Willis can only do so much.

July 25, 2013

 

How Old Is The Surface Of Mercury?

Scientists have a new estimate for the geological age of one of Mercury's oldest regions.

November 8, 2011

 

An artist's rendering of the Earth in glass

Earth’s Close Encounter

An asteroid will whiz by Earth at 29,000 miles per hour. That could cause a big impact, but do we really have anything to worry about?

January 12, 2011

 

A model of the Earth

What Would Happen If An Asteroid Hit Earth?

In 1987, an asteroid came within six orbital hours of hitting earth. What happens if the timing is right?

October 1, 2010

 

LEGO

LEGO Being Used To Help Model Asteroid Mission

LEGO? Really? Yes, LEGO is being used as a model for an upcoming asteroid landing.

June 15, 2008

 

An Photograph of the Moon

They Saw the Moon Go Boom

How many times have you actually seen a star explode or a asteroid at night? Have ever learned about how the records of these events are taken? Then tune in.

January 9, 2007

 

a microimage of nematodes

Exogenesis

What is exogenesis? Is it possible that life on earth did not begin here... on earth?

May 20, 2005

 

Close One

In 1987 an asteroid measuring a half a mile in diameter came by, missing our planet by a measly six orbital hours. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

The Youngest Crater

We usually think of craters as being very old, but some have formed quite recently. Learn about the last asteroid to hit the moon on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Giant Asteroid Hits Earth?

Although the earth has been hit by asteroids in the past, and will surely be hit again someday, much of the gloom-and-doom you hear about in the media is based on very little data.

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