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New Evidence Reveals Asteroids May Have Brought Life to Earth – Sputnik International


Sputnik International

New Evidence Reveals Asteroids May Have Brought Life to Earth
Sputnik International
According to scientists at the Laurentian University in Sudbury, the ancient Canadian asteroid impact hurled debris for thousands of miles, creating multiple craters. Those craters filled with seawater and some may have formed hydrothermal vents

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Posted on 5 May 2016 | 3:21 am

A Small, Venomous Mammal Outlived the Asteroid That Killed the Dinosaurs – Mic


Mic

A Small, Venomous Mammal Outlived the Asteroid That Killed the Dinosaurs
Mic
On the island of Hispaniola, which houses Haiti and the Dominican Republic, lives a small, rodent-like mammal that packs a lot more survivability than its size may suggest. Not only are they venomous, but a new discovery suggests they're also …
Venomous Mammals Might Have Lived Alongside DinosaursHeadlines & Global News
Study Confirms Endangered Mammal Existence Before Dinosaurs' ExtinctionScience World Report

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Posted on 4 May 2016 | 7:19 pm

Venomous mammal species may have lived with dinosaurs – CNN


CNN

Venomous mammal species may have lived with dinosaurs
CNN
"It survived the asteroid; it survived human colonization and the rats and mice humans brought with them that wiped out the solenodon's closest relatives." Researchers from the University of Illinois and University of Puerto Rico made the discovery
Endangered venomous mammal predates the dinosaurs, study showsRedOrbit

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Posted on 3 May 2016 | 11:09 pm

NASA Already Has Plan To Protect Planet From This Near-Earth Asteroid – The Inquisitr


The Inquisitr

NASA Already Has Plan To Protect Planet From This Near-Earth Asteroid
The Inquisitr
NASA is already planning a mission to save the planet from an asteroid 5,000 times the size of a meteor that exploded over Russian skies in 2013 that approaches the Earth every six years. The asteroid, dubbed Bennu by astronomers at NASA, could strike …

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Posted on 3 May 2016 | 9:53 pm

Astronauts Trapped In Isolation Habitat Explore Asteroid In Virtual Reality – Popular Science


Popular Science

Astronauts Trapped In Isolation Habitat Explore Asteroid In Virtual Reality
Popular Science
Two NASA crew members came face-to-face with an asteroid yesterday. The astronauts left their vehicle to float above the surface of the asteroid, collecting rock and soil samples. And they did it all without leaving the space habitat mockup at Johnson

Posted on 3 May 2016 | 4:09 pm

‘Political Asteroid’ Incoming: Trump Leads GOP Opponents By 34 Points In California – Town Hall


Town Hall

'Political Asteroid' Incoming: Trump Leads GOP Opponents By 34 Points In California
Town Hall
That would mean Trump would need to clinch 119 of California's 172 delegates, which Hewitt said he doesn't think is possible, unless a “political asteroid” hit the Golden State. Well, from the latest poll, Mr. Trump has a whopping 34-point lead, so

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Posted on 3 May 2016 | 3:19 pm

Scientists Found an Asteroid From the Time of Earth’s Formation – TIME


TIME

Scientists Found an Asteroid From the Time of Earth's Formation
TIME
The study, published in the journal Science Advances, shows that the asteroid had been preserved since spinning out to the freezing cold temperatures of the Oort Cloud region at the edge of the Solar System. “This one is the first uncooked asteroid we
Orbit like a comet, rocky like an asteroidEarthSky
Astronomers discover bizarre asteroid-like tailless cometChristian Science Monitor
Astronomers excited to study an ancient "uncooked" asteroidBoing Boing
Astronomy Magazine –The Japan Times –Discovery News
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Posted on 2 May 2016 | 1:09 pm

How to bump an asteroid off course – The Guardian


The Guardian

How to bump an asteroid off course
The Guardian
Roughly every other week a one-metre-wide asteroid impacts on Earth's atmosphere and creates a spectacular fireball. Meanwhile, every few decades a lump of rock the size of a double-decker bus comes our way, creating a small crater on the ground like …
Russian Meteor: Chelyabinsk Asteroid Had Violent PastSeeker (registration) (blog)

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Posted on 1 May 2016 | 8:30 pm

Dinosaurs Already Decreasing Before Asteroid Hit – Voice of America (blog)


Voice of America (blog)

Dinosaurs Already Decreasing Before Asteroid Hit
Voice of America (blog)
The new study says that 50 million years before the asteroid struck Earth, there was a decline of all types of dinosaurs. The long-necked sauropods were decreasing more quickly than other kinds of dinosaurs. The population of dinosaurs like the fierce …

Posted on 30 April 2016 | 1:18 pm

Massive asteroid may be visible with binoculars, telescope, astronomers say – MLive.com


Massive asteroid may be visible with binoculars, telescope, astronomers say
MLive.com
Forget the imagined, giant asteroids of science fiction movies and grab a pair of binoculars for a possible gander at the real thing. The West Virginia-sized asteroid, well-known to astronomers and frequently visible from Earth, is easily seen on a

Posted on 30 April 2016 | 9:07 am

Asteroid – Bing News

Longtime Microsoft blogger: Windows is facing a ‘potential extinction moment’

FROM EARLIER: Top Apple observer warns of ‘alarming’ signs for iPhone sales “This is a potential extinction moment, with Android and iOS playing the role of the asteroid that is hurtling to earth to kill off the Windows dinosaurs,” he writes.

Posted on 4 May 2016 | 8:06 pm

‘Political Asteroid’ Incoming: Trump Leads GOP Opponents By 34 Points In California

“I am not against anybody, but I will be voting for Ted Cruz in the Republican primary”, Pence said. So if that means taking the painful step (that he can’t even admit out loud) of ceding votes to Cruz in IN, he’s going to do it, and try to put a positive …

Posted on 4 May 2016 | 6:26 pm

Venomous mammal species may have lived with dinosaurs

(CNN)A creature about the size of a very large shrew may have been around when a dinosaur-killing asteroid struck Earth millions of years ago — and it survived. Scientists discovered that the Hispaniolan solenodon, a venomous mammal that lives in the …

Posted on 4 May 2016 | 3:54 pm

A Small, Venomous Mammal Outlived the Asteroid That Killed the Dinosaurs

On the island of Hispaniola, which houses Haiti and the Dominican Republic, lives a small, rodent-like mammal that packs a lot more survivability than its size may suggest. Not only are they venomous, but a new discovery suggests they’re also asteroid …

Posted on 4 May 2016 | 12:48 pm

NASA Already Has Plan To Protect Planet From This Near-Earth Asteroid

NASA is already planning a mission to save the planet from an asteroid 5,000 times the size of a meteor that exploded over Russian skies in 2013 that approaches the Earth every six years. The asteroid, dubbed Bennu by astronomers at NASA, could strike the …

Posted on 3 May 2016 | 4:12 pm

Astronauts Trapped In Isolation Habitat Explore Asteroid In Virtual Reality

Two NASA crew members came face-to-face with an asteroid yesterday. The astronauts left their vehicle to float above the surface of the asteroid, collecting rock and soil samples. And they did it all without leaving the space habitat mockup at Johnson …

Posted on 3 May 2016 | 10:27 am

Orbit like a comet, rocky like an asteroid

They’re calling it a Manx comet, after the cats with no tails. It may have formed in the inner solar system and been ejected outward. Astronomers announced on April 29, 2016 that – for the first time – they’ve identified a rocky object, apparently …

Posted on 3 May 2016 | 1:00 am

The asteroid miner’s guide to the galaxy

The tech firm Deep Space Industries (DSI) is headquartered on the second story of an aging office building at the edge of NASA’s Ames Research Center, not far from the town of Mountain View, California. Established in 1939 as a laboratory for the National …

Posted on 1 May 2016 | 11:31 pm

How to bump an asteroid off course

Roughly every other week a one-metre-wide asteroid impacts on Earth’s atmosphere and creates a spectacular fireball. Meanwhile, every few decades a lump of rock the size of a double-decker bus comes our way, creating a small crater on the ground like the …

Posted on 1 May 2016 | 5:04 pm

Astronomers discover bizarre asteroid-like tailless comet

Is it an asteroid-like comet? A comet-like asteroid? A space rock with a bit of a split personality, born near Earth, has found its way back home, according to a new study published on Friday in the journal Science Advances. “If you’d shown me the …

Posted on 30 April 2016 | 12:46 pm