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Giant Asteroids That Hit Earth 3.3 Billion Years Ago Made Oceans Boil And … – Huffington Post UK


Huffington Post UK

Giant Asteroids That Hit Earth 3.3 Billion Years Ago Made Oceans Boil And
Huffington Post UK
In a study published in the journal Geology, researchers found that asteroids, some that were probably as big as Guernsey, repeatedly impacted our planet which caused the air temperature to rise and the sea levels to drop by 330 feet. This had a major …

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Posted on 29 May 2015 | 10:59 am

Asteroid mining might compromise telecom and defense satellites – Engadget


Engadget

Asteroid mining might compromise telecom and defense satellites
Engadget
Asteroid mining might provide a lot of jobs and new sources of gold, titanium, platinum and other metals, as well as hydrogen and ammonia in the future. But it could also spell disaster for telecom satellites orbiting the Earth if it's not managed
Asteroid Impacts 3.3 Billion Years Ago Caused Earth's Oceans To BoilHuffington Post
Dust from Asteroid Mining Could Turn Into Another Space Junk HazardGizmodo
We Should Mine the Asteroids Now, but Not The MoonInstitute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
Inside Tucson Business
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Posted on 29 May 2015 | 9:58 am

Dust from asteroid mining spells danger for satellites – New Scientist


New Scientist

Dust from asteroid mining spells danger for satellites
New Scientist
Asteroids are not only stepping stones for cosmic colonisation, but may contain metals like gold, platinum, iron and titanium, plus life-sustaining hydrogen and oxygen, and rocket-fuelling ammonia. Space age forty-niners can either try to work an
The UA Lunar and Planetary Lab gets ready to head out into space againTucson Local Media

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Posted on 27 May 2015 | 9:00 pm

Asteroid impact 3.3bn years ago may have vapourised Earth’s oceans – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Asteroid impact 3.3bn years ago may have vapourised Earth's oceans
Daily Mail
Earth may have been turned into a 'giant boiling hot spring' about 3.26 billion years ago, according to new research. Asteroid impacts early in our planet's early history likely superheated the atmosphere, evaporating huge amounts of water on the surface.

Posted on 25 May 2015 | 2:37 pm

Asteroid impacts 3.3 billion years ago may have boiled the oceans – Ars Technica (blog)


Ars Technica (blog)

Asteroid impacts 3.3 billion years ago may have boiled the oceans
Ars Technica (blog)
After a phase of intense bombardment between about 4.1 and 3.8 billion years ago, things on the asteroid collision scene calmed down. Relatively speaking… We don't know exactly when life first developed on Earth, but we know it was present by 3.4

Posted on 23 May 2015 | 2:10 pm

NASA teaming with the ESA to test system to stop an asteroid from hitting Earth – Blastr


Blastr

NASA teaming with the ESA to test system to stop an asteroid from hitting Earth
Blastr
It's been a while since we had a blockbuster movie to remind us about the threat of an asteroid wiping us off the face of the Earth, but we won't always have Bruce Willis to defend us. Luckily, we might not need him. NASA is teaming up with the
NASA Seeks Robotic Spacecraft to Help It Move an AsteroidABC News
NASA considers public values in its Asteroid InitiativeBrookings Institution (blog)
NASA asks for new ideas to bolster asteroid redirect missionUPI.com
NDTV -PR Newswire (press release)
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Posted on 20 May 2015 | 5:26 pm

Are Mars’s moons homegrown—or snatched from the asteroid belt? – Science /AAAS


Science /AAAS

Are Mars's moons homegrown—or snatched from the asteroid belt?
Science /AAAS
A century later, spacecraft images revealed that the moons look like asteroids—dark, crater-pocked, and potato-shaped—suggesting Mars had snatched them from the nearby asteroid belt. Now, planetary scientists have conducted the first computer …

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Posted on 19 May 2015 | 8:04 pm

Asteroid passes by Earth on May 14 – EarthSky


EarthSky

Asteroid passes by Earth on May 14
EarthSky
The asteroid has now been captured in radar images from Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The real facts are that asteroid 1999 FN53 will safely pass by Earth today no closer than 6.3 million miles away (10 million kilometers), which means the space
Huge Asteroid Zooms Past Earth in 'Unremarkable' FlybyNBCNews.com
No, asteroid 1999 FN53 will not be 'skimming past' us todayThe Weather Network US
Giant asteroid will zoom past Planet Earth today – but DON'T PANICmirror.co.uk
Headlines & Global News -Phys.Org -IGN
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Posted on 15 May 2015 | 11:09 am

Crowdfunding to save the world: asteroid defence body seeks $200k – The Guardian


The Guardian

Crowdfunding to save the world: asteroid defence body seeks $200k
The Guardian
Deflecting asteroids before they smash into the earth and kill hundreds of millions of people? That's what Bruce Willis is for, surely? But now there's an alternative strategy being touted by a body called the Emergency Asteroid Defence Project (EADP).

Posted on 13 May 2015 | 2:31 pm

Interactive map reveals how THOUSANDS of asteroids will skim Earth – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Interactive map reveals how THOUSANDS of asteroids will skim Earth
Daily Mail
There are about a million asteroids in Earth's vicinity – but where are they all, and how much of a threat do they pose to our world? To highlight just how many space rocks are in the solar system, an interactive animation has revealed the swirling
Public Release: 7-May-2015 Fresh evidence for how water reached Earth found EurekAlert (press release)
Asteroid Debris May Hold Clue to Water Delivery on Earth and on Alien Planets Headlines & Global News
Astronomers Find More Evidence Asteroids Deliver Water To PlanetsTech Times
ECNmag.com
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Posted on 8 May 2015 | 1:52 pm

Asteroid – Bing News

Huestis: New Horizons Spacecraft to Encounter Pluto

I have copies of a couple of postcards between them in January and February 1915. Seagrave was trying to compute a new asteroid’s orbit. He wrote, “My Dear Friend. Well how do you do. Hope you arrived safe at Flagstaff. I am at work on that asteroid …

Posted on 29 May 2015 | 11:08 pm

On GPS: The little problem of very large asteroids

Nathan Myhrvold tells Fareed about how an asteroid could have changed the 20th century. READ MORE SEE LESS Al Jazeera 3:36

Posted on 29 May 2015 | 6:51 pm

Unlocking the Secrets of our Solar System

For example, asteroid photometry has witnessed important advancements driven by spacecraft observations that collected spatially resolved imaging and spectroscopy data. In a paper published on May 18 at arXiv.org, a team of researchers review the new …

Posted on 29 May 2015 | 1:01 pm

60M-year-old fossil can’t convince creationist that Earth is older than 6,000 years

The fish, which are no bigger than an iPhone, swam in the region roughly right after the dinosaurs were wiped out by an asteroid strike. According to the museum Nernberg supports, that couldn’t have happened, as dinosaurs and humans roamed Earth around …

Posted on 29 May 2015 | 4:53 am

Mission to Bennu: The UA Lunar and Planetary Lab gets ready to head out into space again

OSIRIS-REx is a NASA mission. We are leading the charge to send a robotic spacecraft to a near-Earth asteroid named Bennu. We’ll spend about a year surveying that asteroid and trying to understand it geography and its composition and will ultimately …

Posted on 29 May 2015 | 4:07 am

Asteroid mining might compromise telecom and defense satellites

Asteroid mining might provide a lot of jobs and new sources of gold, titanium, platinum and other metals, as well as hydrogen and ammonia in the future. But it could also spell disaster for telecom satellites orbiting the Earth if it’s not managed properly.

Posted on 29 May 2015 | 2:58 am

Asteroid Impacts 3.3 Billion Years Ago Caused Earth’s Oceans To Boil

Don’t complain too much when temperatures rise this summer, because it used to be worse. A lot worse. Some 3.3 billion years ago, monster asteroids — in some cases bigger than Rhode Island — repeatedly slammed into the Earth with impacts so violent that …

Posted on 28 May 2015 | 2:43 am

Dust from asteroid mining spells danger for satellites

IF THE gold mine is too far from home, why not move it nearby? It sounds like a fantasy, but would-be miners are already dreaming up ways to drag resource-rich space rocks closer to home. Trouble is, that could threaten the web of satellites around Earth.

Posted on 27 May 2015 | 1:00 am

Did a massive asteroid turn Earth into a boiling ‘SPRING’ 3.3bn years ago? Impact may have vaporised our planet’s oceans

Earth may have been turned into a ‘giant boiling hot spring’ about 3.26 billion years ago, according to new research. Asteroid impacts early in our planet’s early history likely superheated the atmosphere, evaporating huge amounts of water on the surface.

Posted on 25 May 2015 | 9:22 am

Asteroid impacts 3.3 billion years ago may have boiled the oceans

After a phase of intense bombardment between about 4.1 and 3.8 billion years ago, things on the asteroid collision scene calmed down. Relatively speaking… We don’t know exactly when life first developed on Earth, but we know it was present by 3.4 …

Posted on 25 May 2015 | 3:24 am



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