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Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Triggered Mile-High Tsunami That Spread Through Earth’s Oceans
9th January 2019 | livescience.com | Ancient, Earth, Space

The asteroid blasted a nearly mile-high tsunami through the Gulf of Mexico that caused chaos throughout the world’s oceans, new research finds.

The meteor shower that brought Tunguska is due in June
7th January 2019 bigthink.com | Earth, Humans, Space

“If the Tunguska object was a member of a Beta Taurid stream … then the last week of June 2019 will be the next occasion with a high probability for Tunguska-like collisions or near misses.”

How the submerged continent of Zealandia took shape
3rd January 2019 | nature.com | Earth

The same geological processes that formed the oldest continents gave shape to what some consider the youngest.

Scientists Just Drilled Through Thousands of Feet of Ice Into a ‘Lost’ Antarctic Lake
2nd January 2019 | sciencealert.com | Animal Life, Earth

Researchers can now conduct experiments that tell us about the geology and hydrology of a hidden subglacial world, and maybe even find a unique species or two along the way.

Indonesian tsunami volcano lost two-thirds of its height
29th December 2018 phys.org | Earth

The Indonesian volcano which caused a tsunami that killed more than 400 people last week lost more than two-thirds of its height following the eruption which triggered the killer waves.

Incoming! A June meteor swarm could be loaded with surprises.
27th December 2018 | washingtonpost.com | Earth, Space

A new calculation shows that the tree-fall pattern in Siberia is consistent with an asteroid coming from the same area in the sky as the Taurid meteor swarm.

Hippo-shaped asteroid skims past Earth on closest approach for 400 years
26th December 2018 | independent.co.uk | Earth, Space

Mile-long rock shaped like water-loving pachyderm is rotating lazily through space under close watch by scientists who feared it could be on a collision course.

Trees’ enemies help tropical forests maintain their biodiversity
26th December 2018 | sciencecodex.com | Earth

Researchers say this close relationship between trees and their natural enemies is the key to tropical forest diversity.

Mile-wide, potentially hazardous asteroid 2003 SD220 to swoosh by Earth on Saturday
21st December 2018 phys.org | Earth, Space

The space rock, estimated to be about a mile wide, will pass by our planet at a distance of approximately 7.34 lunar distances, what corresponds to 1.75 million miles.

Greenland crater renewed the debate over an ancient climate mystery
19th December 2018 | sciencenews.org | Ancient, Earth, Tech

Scientists disagree on what the find means for a controversial comet-impact hypothesis.

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