asteroid impact

Did a Comet Airburst Destroy a Native American Community?

In 1908, when an object entered the Earth’s atmosphere above the Podkamennaya Tunguska River, it flattened 80 million trees over…

3 weeks ago

This Interactive Tool Lets you Simulate Asteroid Impacts Anywhere on Earth

Asteroid impacts rank highest on the UN's list of potentially species-ending calamities. They've been the subject of countless movies and…

10 months ago

Last-Minute Defense Against an Asteroid That Could Obliterate it Before Impact

Gazing at the night sky can evoke a sense of wonder regarding humanity's place in the Universe. But that's not…

2 years ago

You Can Blow Up an Asteroid Just a few Months Before it Hits Earth and Prevent 99% of the Damage

So far, the battle between life on Earth and asteroids has been completely one-sided. But not for long. Soon, we'll…

2 years ago

The Evidence is Leaning More and More Towards an Asteroid Ending the Dinosaurs

Which camp are you in: volcanoes? Or asteroids? When it comes to the extinction of the dinosaurs, science has whittled…

4 years ago

Dinosaur Killing Asteroid hit Earth in Exactly the Wrong Spot

A new study by a pair of Japanese researchers indicates that the asteroid that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs…

6 years ago

Reexamining a Cataclysm

[/caption] One of the legacies of the Apollo program is the rare lunar samples it returned. These samples (along with…

14 years ago

K-T Boundary

[/caption]What killed the dinosaurs? That's a question that has puzzled paleontologists since dinosaurs were first discovered. Maybe the global climate…

14 years ago