Topic: Asteroid

Space Scientists Say "Hasta La Vista" to Asteroid Vesta with Release of Citizen Science Project

Sept. 7, 2012

To celebrate the successful exploration of Vesta, Dawn mission scientists and engineers will share mission stories and answer questions submitted via Facebook, Twitter and email in a live, interactive video event.

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Experts Reaffirm Asteroid Impact Caused Mass Extinction

March 4, 2010

Responding to challenges to the hypothesis that an asteroid impact caused a mass extinction on Earth 65 million years ago, a panel of 41 scientists re-analyzed data and provided new evidence, concluding that an impact in Mexico was indeed the cause of the mass extinction.

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Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Sunday, Dec. 13

Dec. 9, 2009

The Geminid meteor shower will be at its best on the evening of Dec. 13, according to the editors of StarDate magazine.

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Geophysicist in USA Today

Feb. 7, 2008
Geophysicist in USA Today

Dinosaur doomsday was wetter than scientists have thought, according to new images of the crater where the space rock that likely killed the jumbo reptiles landed.

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Seismic Images Show Dinosaur-Killing Meteor Made Bigger Splash

Jan. 23, 2008

The most detailed three-dimensional seismic images yet of the Chicxulub crater, a mostly submerged and buried impact crater on the Mexico coast, may modify a theory explaining the extinction of 70 percent of life on Earth 65 million years ago.

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