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Posts tagged asteroids

November 21, 2017

 

tardigrades viewed in a microscope

Life Persists

If the origin of life is at all common, scientists may soon be finding lots of life-bearing worlds.

September 8, 2017

 

Water

Waterworlds Throughout The Galaxy

Earth, with its habitable conditions, may be incredibly rare.

May 8, 2017

 

stars moving around the pole

Why Do Stars Twinkle?

Astronomers are learning more about the brightening and dimming of stars.

March 30, 2016

 

illustration of meteorite

The Double Impact

Scientists discover that Earth was hit by two meteorites at the same time, ten miles apart.

October 27, 2015

 

Vesta asteroid through telescope

Vesta

Though unremarkable in size, the asteroid Vesta has an inner glow sure to catch your eye.

March 6, 2015

 

vintage illustration of rocket on moon

Rifts on the Moon

The man in the moon's face was actively formed by hot lava and other geological forces.

February 20, 2015

 

moon's surface with craters

The Youngest Crater

Most of the moon's craters were formed by asteroid crash landings millions or billions of years ago, but more recent collisions are also making their mark.

January 9, 2015

 

a near-Earth asteroid, called Bennu

What’s That in the Sky?

Falling sky debris doesn't pose any real threat. But in the nuclear age, asteroids could trigger war sirens.

November 13, 2014

 

asteroid flying close to Earth

Giant Asteroid Headed Towards Earth!*

*Beware of alarmist headlines. The odds are slim when it comes to giant Earth-bound asteroids.

May 20, 2014

 

Image of zodiacal light in the night sky

Ashes To Ashes, Stardust To Stardust

The secret to the origins of life on Earth could be in the dust that's leftover after solar systems form.

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