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Asteroid Found May Help Discover Life on Mars – Guardian Liberty Voice


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Asteroid Found May Help Discover Life on Mars
Guardian Liberty Voice
With this find and the methods used to reach a conclusion about the contents of the asteroid fragments, scientists may be able to apply this knowledge to help discover if there was ever life on Mars. These space particle fragments contain bits of
Asteroid, Meteorite Impacts Can Preserve Biodata for Millions of YearsSci-News.com
Glasses formed by Asteroid Impacts contain Evidence for LifeNews Tonight Africa
'Asteroid impact stored proof of life in glasses on earth'Deccan Herald
French Tribune
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Posted on 21 April 2014 | 3:20 am

Blood Moons, Baptists, and Asteroids – PJ Media


Blood Moons, Baptists, and Asteroids
PJ Media
…our planet has experienced many more large-scale asteroid impacts over the past decade than previously thought… three to ten times more, in fact. A new visualization of data…shows that “the only thing preventing a catastrophe from a 'city-killer

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 2:44 am

Red Tape Hinders Study of Asteroid Impacts on Earth – Space.com


Space.com

Red Tape Hinders Study of Asteroid Impacts on Earth
Space.com
Red tape is making it tougher for researchers to study and characterize asteroid strikes on Earth, which are apparently more common than previously thought, experts say. The bureaucratic snafu affects the use of U.S. government space assets that help …

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 12:43 pm

Far More Asteroids Have Hit The Earth Than We Thought, Astronauts Say – Huffington Post


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Far More Asteroids Have Hit The Earth Than We Thought, Astronauts Say
Huffington Post
“This data shows that asteroid impacts are NOT rare, but actually 3-10 times more common than we previously thought,” Ed Lu, one of the astronauts working on the project, said in a statement. "The fact that none of these asteroid impacts shown in the
Astronauts plan $250 million asteroid telescope 'to stop disaster'Telegraph.co.uk
Research shows it's 'blind luck' that asteroids haven't destroyed a major city yetBGR
Blind Luck: It's what saves Earth from getting destroyed from asteroid impact Tech Times
Catholic Online -The Space Reporter -Vancouver Sun
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Posted on 19 April 2014 | 6:57 pm

Moon Crash and Asteroid Warning: Today’s News from Space – NBCNews.com


Moon Crash and Asteroid Warning: Today's News from Space
NBCNews.com
Nightly News A NASA spacecraft crashes into the surface of the moon — and an ominous prediction. Published April 18th 2014, 4:47 pm. Latest Videos. (1:28) Next. Blast Off! Rocket Finally Launches from Florida. (0:58). Meet Earth's cousin planet

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 2:14 am

NASA: The Only Thing Stopping a City-Destroying Asteroid Is Blind Luck – Gizmodo


NASA: The Only Thing Stopping a City-Destroying Asteroid Is Blind Luck
Gizmodo
So you know how we all kind of thought that our odds of getting destroyed by an asteroid were remarkably low? Yeah, that was wrong. According to new research, the odds of a large-scale asteroid impact are actually three to ten times higher than we thought.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 5:10 pm

Massive asteroid may have kickstarted the movement of continents – The Week Magazine


The Week Magazine

Massive asteroid may have kickstarted the movement of continents
The Week Magazine
Earth was still a violent place shortly after life began, with regular impactors arriving from space. For the first time, scientists have modeled the effects of one such violent event — the strike of a giant asteroid. The effects were so catastrophic

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 11:46 am

Astronauts to Reveal Sobering Data on Asteroid Impacts – Universe Today


Astronauts to Reveal Sobering Data on Asteroid Impacts
Universe Today
This Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, three former NASA astronauts will present new evidence that our planet has experienced many more large-scale asteroid impacts over the past decade than previously thought… three to ten times more, in fact. A new …

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 3:29 pm

Dino-Killing Rock Dwarfed By Colossal Asteroid That Smashed Earth Three … – Forbes


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Dino-Killing Rock Dwarfed By Colossal Asteroid That Smashed Earth Three
Forbes
If the dinosaurs saw it coming, what they would have seen is a giant asteroid rocketing their way, crashing with the power of a billion Hiroshimas and eviscerating their kind from the surface the Earth (more or less). But that impact pales in
Ancient Asteroid Boiled Oceans, Burned the Sky, and Shook Earth for a Half-HourWired
If You Think That Dino-Killing Asteroid Was Big, Wait Till You Hear About This Huffington Post
Dino-killing asteroid impact dwarfed by earlier space rock crashFox News
Universe Today -SFGate
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Posted on 10 April 2014 | 6:36 pm

Astronomers find first asteroid with rings – CNN


CNN

Astronomers find first asteroid with rings
CNN
(CNN) — Quick — name a planet with rings. Easy, right? But Saturn and others are not alone: Now scientists have added another celestial body to the short list of objects in our solar system that have rings around them. The remote asteroid Chariklo
First Asteroid Found Sporting a Ring SystemDiscovery News
First-Ever Asteroid With Rings Knocks Astronomers for a LoopNBCNews.com
For first time ever, two rings are spotted encircling an asteroidLos Angeles Times
Fox News
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Posted on 27 March 2014 | 12:46 pm

Asteroid – Yahoo News Search Results

Red Tape Hinders Study of Asteroid Impacts on Earth

At issue is the ability to combine space data with outputs from a global network of seismic, infrasound and hydroacoustic sensors that have been deployed worldwide to provide treaty verification for a nuclear test ban.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 1:15 pm

Asteroid Impacts A Far Greater Danger Than Predicted

Asteroid impacts on Earth are far more common and far more dangerous than previously believed a former NASA scientist claims and he’s surprised that an Armageddon-style impact hasn’t hit anywhere populated in the last few years. The B612 Foundation, which is dedicated to thwarting the next deep impact, announced on their website that on Tuesday

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 12:56 am

Astronauts plan $250 million asteroid telescope 'to stop disaster'

Apollo astronauts warn only "blind luck" has prevented worse disasters as they push for $250 million telescope to spot asteroids on collision course with Earth

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 6:14 pm

Russian dashboard cameras capture bright blue fireball over city of Murmansk

Just over 14 months after a 20-ton asteroid exploded over the city of Chelyabinsk, Russian dashboard cameras have apparently captured another fireball lighting up the night sky, this time in the northern city of Murmansk. Continue reading →

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 4:35 pm

'Asteroid impact stored proof of life in glasses on earth'

Washington, April 19 : Whenever an asteroid or a comet hit the earth in the past, the impact melted tonnes of soil and rock, some of which formed glass as it cooled. Now, a thrilling discovery has found that these impact glasses stored the signatures of ancient life at the time of the impact.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 6:26 am

Massive asteroid may have kickstarted the movement of continents

The effects were so catastrophic that, along with the large earthquakes and tsunamis it created, this asteroid may have also set continents into motion. SEE ALSO: Don't sweat the supervolcanoes

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 7:12 am

Incredible Technology: How to Grab an Asteroid and Park It Near Earth

Editor's Note: In this weekly series, Space.com explores how technology drives space exploration and discovery. NASA's plan to lasso an asteroid, bring it into a stable orbit near the moon and let astronauts visit it might sound ambitious, but the space agency is looking at two different ways to make it happen. In one mission, a robotic probe would fly out to a small asteroid and bring the whole …

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 10:57 am

Dino-Killing Asteroid Impact Dwarfed by Earlier Space Rock Crash

Scientists have reconstructed a long-ago asteroid impact that makes the strike that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago look like a playful chuck on the chin. The asteroid impact was "far larger than anything in the last billion years," Jay Melosh of Purdue University, who was not involved in the new study, said in a statement. Researchers Norman Sleep and Donald Lowe, both of Stanford …

Posted on 11 April 2014 | 11:19 am

Dino-Killing Rock Dwarfed By Colossal Asteroid That Smashed Earth Three Billion Years Ago

If the dinosaurs saw it coming, what they would have seen is a giant asteroid rocketing their way, crashing with the power of a billion Hiroshimas and eviscerating their kind from the surface the Earth (more or less). But that impact pales in comparison with the huge fist from space that smashed into the planet billions of years ago, a hammer blow so strong it may have created the geology of our …

Posted on 10 April 2014 | 7:03 pm

Asteroid-Capture Mission Will Bring Mars Within Reach, NASA Chief Says

NASA's wild plan to capture an asteroid and park it near the moon is only one step on the way to Mars, NASA chief Charles Bolden said Wednesday (March 26). The space agency is planning an ambitious mission to send a robotic spacecraft to an asteroid, bag the space rock and bring it into orbit around the moon.

Posted on 27 March 2014 | 2:06 pm