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New Evidence Shows How Asteroid Dust Cloud May Have Sparked New Life on Earth 470m Years Ago
14th October 2019 | theguardian.com | Earth, Space, Tech

Isotope found in seabed sediment points to clash of solar bodies near Mars, study suggests.

Mysterious Lights Over Chile That May Have Caused Fires Were Unnatural, Experts Say
4th October 2019 mysteriousuniverse.org | Earth, Space

Further investigation by Chile’s National Service of Geology and Mining reports that there is no evidence that space rocks, or any other natural cause, could be attributed to the fires.

Did a Large Meteorite Hit the Earth 12,800 Years Ago? Here’s New Evidence
3rd October 2019 theconversation.com | Earth, Space

New research sheds light on the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis and what platinum can tell us about it.

Tons of Water in Asteroids Could Fuel Satellites, Space Exploration
30th September 2019 | space.com | Humans, Space, Tech

The water locked in asteroids near Earth could fill around 320,000 Olympics-size swimming pools—significantly more than the amount of water locked up at the lunar poles.

Asteroid Dust Helped Trigger Life on Earth 466 Million Years Ago, Say Scientists
25th September 2019 nypost.com | Ancient, Earth, Space

Dust spawned by a gigantic collision in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter 400 million years earlier triggered an ice age on Earth.

International Space Agencies Are Going to Smash a Spacecraft Into an Asteroid
21st September 2019 | sciencealert.com | Earth, Space, Tech

The reason: to test whether a spacecraft impact can deflect an asteroid’s trajectory, as a means to protect Earth from rogue space rocks.

The Ultimate Mystery? –“Consciousness May Exist in the Absence of Matter”
16th September 2019 dailygalaxy.com | Humans, Space

“The universe and the observer exist as a pair. I cannot imagine a consistent theory of the universe that ignores consciousness,” Linde concluded.

Asteroid that Killed the Dinosaurs Was as Strong as 10 Billion Atomic Bombs
15th September 2019 bgr.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Space

Close examination of the rock layers revealed that the crater was already packed with debris within the first 24 hours, with an estimated 425 feet of material filling the gaping hole within that first day.

Mysterious Glowing Object Falls From Sky, Triggers Asteroid Fear in UK
9th September 2019 | ibtimes.sg | Earth, Space

Police officers from Devon and Cornwall in UK have launched a huge search operation to look for asteroid debris after neighbors reported that they saw a mysterious glowing object to fall from the sky.

Millions of High-Speed Black Holes Could Be Zooming Around The Milky Way
2nd September 2019 | sciencealert.com | Space, Tech

New observations now indicate that black holes are born in the explosions of colossal supernovas.

Asteroid Larger than the Shard Set to Skim Past Earth Next Month, Nasa warns
27th August 2019 | independent.co.uk | Earth, Humans, Space

Massive space rock poses no threat but Elon Musk warns ‘a big rock will hit Earth eventually and we currently have no defence’.

Rocks on a Distant Asteroid Resemble Those on Earth
27th August 2019 futurism.com | Space

Some of the rocks resemble carbonaceous chondrite meteorites that have been found crash-landed on Earth.

NASA Is Going Mythological With Asteroid Bennu
13th August 2019 advocator.ca | Space

The space agency has a craft orbiting the rock, designated Osiris Rex. A new map is presently being traced for the asteroid, and it will probably feature mythological bird names.

What Would Happen If A ‘City-Killer’ Asteroid Hits London? Scientists Discuss Grim Scenario
8th August 2019 | ibtimes.com | Earth, Humans, Space

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and cosmochemist Natalie Starkey recently discussed what would happen if the asteroid that caused the Chelyabinsk impact event hit a heavily-populated city.

Astronomers uncover ‘invisible’ massive ancient galaxies
8th August 2019 edition.cnn.com | Space
The new prevalence of these galaxies, which are connected with supermassive black holes and dark matter, contradicts the current known models of the universe.
Asteroid’s surprise close approach illustrates need for more eyes on the sky
7th August 2019 phys.org | Earth, Space

Archival records from sky surveys show it had previously been observed but wasn’t recognised as a near-Earth asteroid.

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