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Astronomers believe a Jersey-sized asteroid created the Man in the Moon – Blastr


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Astronomers believe a Jersey-sized asteroid created the Man in the Moon
Blastr
According to an intriguing new study published in the British journal, Nature, the right eye of the "Man in the Moon" crater was created by an asteroid the size of the The Garden State. That startling report published last Wednesday concludes that a

Posted on 26 July 2016 | 4:30 pm

Asteroid Collisions Create a Forbidden Crystal – Slate Magazine (blog)


Slate Magazine (blog)

Asteroid Collisions Create a Forbidden Crystal
Slate Magazine (blog)
Crystals are pretty. They're also pretty interesting. They're found in nature in stunning variety, including all kinds of bizarre shapes. I find a lot of these shapes pleasing aesthetically due to their symmetry. Some are box-shaped, some hexagonal

Posted on 26 July 2016 | 1:01 pm

NASA is going to map the surface of asteroid Bennu – CNET


CNET

NASA is going to map the surface of asteroid Bennu
CNET
Just as Rosetta's mission on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko will be coming to an end on September 30, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will be making its way to the asteroid Bennu to search for the building blocks of life. This is because some believe …
NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft blasts off in September to map asteroid and search for 'building blocks of life'Mirror.co.uk
NASA to map the surface of an asteroidPhys.Org
NASA designs OSRIS-REx spacecraft to bring asteroid samples to EarthDaily Mail
Chandigarh Tribune –Sky News
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Posted on 26 July 2016 | 4:53 am

NASA’s Weird Asteroid Redirect Mission Is Actually Making Progress – Inverse


Inverse

NASA's Weird Asteroid Redirect Mission Is Actually Making Progress
Inverse
In case you weren't already aware, one of the things NASA plans to do in the 2020s is to send a robotic spacecraft to a near-Earth asteroid, pick up a stray boulder off the surface, tug it back to the moon and drop it off in lunar orbit for astronauts

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 9:49 pm

Asteroid: Mission Extreme Coming to ‘Imiloa – Big Island Now


Big Island Now

Asteroid: Mission Extreme Coming to 'Imiloa
Big Island Now
Presented by National Geographic, Asteroid: Mission Extreme will immerse audiences in 3D, full-dome surround sound and takes them on an epic journey to discover how asteroids are both a danger and an opportunity. The danger lies in the possibility of a …

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 9:34 pm

A Planet-Sized Asteroid Helped Create the Man in the Moon – Outer Places


A Planet-Sized Asteroid Helped Create the Man in the Moon
Outer Places
3.8 billion years ago, a huge asteroid crashed into the Moon and created the Imbrium crater, affectionately known as the right eye of the Man in the Moon. Now, new research estimating the asteroid's size claims that it was the size of a protoplanet

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 5:08 pm

Vast asteroid created ‘Man in Moon’s eye’ crater – BBC News


BBC News

Vast asteroid created 'Man in Moon's eye' crater
BBC News
One of the Moon's biggest craters was created by an asteroid more than 250km (150 miles) across, a study suggests. It smashed into the lunar surface about 3.8 billion years ago, forming Mare Imbrium – the feature also known as the right eye of the "Man
Asteroid as long as New Jersey likely gave the moon a 'right eye'Futurity: Research News
Moon's face formed by Protoplanet-sized asteroidsciencefocus.com
Moon's giant crater was created by collision with asteroid 180 MILES WIDEMirror.co.uk
kgw.com –News from Brown – Brown University –EurekAlert
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Posted on 20 July 2016 | 5:22 pm

After asteroid hit, a giant cloud of smoke led to dinosaurs’ demise, study says – Los Angeles Times


Los Angeles Times

After asteroid hit, a giant cloud of smoke led to dinosaurs' demise, study says
Los Angeles Times
It is widely acknowledged that the dinosaurs were obliterated by the massive Chicxulub asteroid smashing into Earth around 66 million years ago — yet the exact details of what caused the extinction have remained a mystery. Now scientists have a new …
Dinosaurs wiped out when asteroid struck oil, claims study – RT.comRT
Dinosaur extinction may have been caused by soot following asteroid impactDaily Mail
Dinosaurs Were Smoked Out Following Asteroid Impact | Asian …Asian Scientist Magazine

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Posted on 15 July 2016 | 8:20 pm

NEOWISE Boosts Potentially Hazardous Asteroid Finds – Seeker


Seeker

NEOWISE Boosts Potentially Hazardous Asteroid Finds
Seeker
The refurbished infrared space telescope has been ramping-up its discoveries of near-Earth objects that come dangerously close to Earth.

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Posted on 15 July 2016 | 5:11 pm

Asteroid killed dinosaurs by setting oil alight and spreading soot … – The Guardian


The Guardian

Asteroid killed dinosaurs by setting oil alight and spreading soot …
The Guardian
Authors of hypothesis say it explains key mystery of why dinosaur cousins the crocodilians survived the mass extinction.
Dinosaur extinction mystery solved? Asteroid hit oil field causing …The Independent

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Posted on 14 July 2016 | 3:08 pm

Asteroid – BingNews

Why are there so few large craters on dwarf planet Ceres?

BOULDER, Colo., July 26 (UPI) –Life in the asteroid belt isn’t conducive to a smooth complexion. Ceres’ surface is proof of that. But researchers say the dwarf planet’s face isn’t nearly as chiseled as they expected. New analysis reveals a conspicuous …

Posted on 26 July 2016 | 12:41 pm

Climate Change Is Partly to Blame for the Mass Extinction of Dinosaurs

In the late 1970s and early ’80s, though, the hypothesis was put forward that a giant asteroid or comet impact did the deed, and over the years evidence mounted. This long-lasting eruption did ecological damage across the planet, weakening life and …

Posted on 26 July 2016 | 11:51 am

UCF in CLASS of Its Own Studying Space

Not only are two UCF professors part of the upcoming NASA OSIRIS-REx mission to collect asteroid samples – a first for the United States scheduled for launch Sept. 8 – but scientists are playing critical roles as NASA and private space companies race …

Posted on 26 July 2016 | 11:06 am

Asteroid Collisions Create a Forbidden Crystal

Crystals are pretty. They’re also pretty interesting. They’re found in nature in stunning variety, including all kinds of bizarre shapes. I find a lot of these shapes pleasing aesthetically due to their symmetry. Some are box-shaped, some hexagonal …

Posted on 26 July 2016 | 10:28 am

How NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Will Select the Perfect Asteroid Sample

Under the New Frontiers program, NASA has launched a pair of inspiring missions to explore the unknown within our solar system. New Horizons revealed Pluto to the world. The frozen world towards the end of our solar system proved to be more spectacular …

Posted on 26 July 2016 | 9:12 am

NASA To Launch Spacecraft To Near-Earth Asteroid

Washington: NASA is set to launch a new spacecraft in September that will travel to a near-Earth asteroid known as Bennu and bring back a sample of surface material which may contain building blocks of life. To identify the regions in which the building …

Posted on 26 July 2016 | 8:15 am

NASA’s Weird Asteroid Redirect Mission Is Actually Making Progress

In case you weren’t already aware, one of the things NASA plans to do in the 2020s is to send a robotic spacecraft to a near-Earth asteroid, pick up a stray boulder off the surface, tug it back to the moon and drop it off in lunar orbit for astronauts to …

Posted on 26 July 2016 | 3:21 am

Nasa reveals spacecraft that will scan for building blocks of life on an asteroid – and bring back a sample

What began as a cocktail napkin conception, is now ready to carry out a mission in space. Nasa’s OSRIS-REx spacecraft is set to launch in September and travel to the asteroid Bennu where it will harvest samples of the surface – experts believe it holds the …

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 11:14 pm

NASA is going to map the surface of asteroid Bennu

Just as Rosetta’s mission on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko will be coming to an end on September 30, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will be making its way to the asteroid Bennu to search for the building blocks of life. This is because some believe that …

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 10:52 pm

NASA to map the surface of an asteroid

In this artist’s concept, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft scans the surface of the asteroid Bennu. Credit: NASA NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will launch September 2016 and travel to a near-Earth asteroid known as Bennu to harvest a sample of surface material and …

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 1:27 pm