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Posts tagged asteroids

December 19, 2006

 

asteriods Ida and Dactyl

Below the Belt

What is the difference between an asteroid and a comet?

October 9, 2006

 

a droplet of water on a leaf

Geogenesis

Geogenesis is the scientific term for the beginning of something very important, life. How did it all begin?

January 25, 2006

 

micrometeorites

Asteroid Blast-eroid

The first thing you need to survive an asteroid collision is knowledge of when it's coming.

December 2, 2005

 

The Tenth Planet?

On last count, there were nine planets in our solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Soon, however, we might need to add a tenth planet to the solar lineup. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 16, 2004

 

The Time Before Fire

Did you know that there was a time before fire ever existed? Learn more 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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