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fireball asteroid

Bright fireball streaks through the sky over Russia, causing sonic boom

June 25th, 2018

It was just last week that NASA publicly revealed its plans to enhance its tracking and detection systems for smaller near-Earth objects, and now a video from Russia shows exactly why such an effort is so important. The video shows a rather sizable fireball streaking through the atmosphere on June 21st, causing an incredibly bright …

dinosaur asteroid

Dino-killing asteroid crater almost immediately became a cradle of life

May 31st, 2018

When the asteroid that struck the present-day Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico reach the Earth it made life incredibly difficult for just about every living thing. Its far-reaching effects dramatically impacted plant life and destabilized the food chain in a way that many species just couldn’t recover from. With all that going on you’d expect life …

russia asteroid nuke

Now the Russians want to nuke asteroids, too

March 16th, 2018

It was just days ago that a team of scientists from NASA and the National Nuclear Security Administration spoke at length about the potential to use nuclear weapons to diverse an incoming asteroid, and now Russia researchers are singing a very similar tune. In a new paper published in the Journal of Experimental and Theoretical …