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“Cosmic Impacts”

Aug 29, 2014 03:48 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Russian state media has announced a Russia-US agreement to share information in the event of natural or man-made disasters, despite the escalating unrest in Eastern Ukraine.
Jun 10, 2014 02:15 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Through the analysis of isotopes trapped inside ancient quartz crystals, geochemists have realized that the Earth-shattering cosmic impact that laid waste to our young Earth and formed the moon happened 60 million years earlier than thought.
Apr 18, 2014 01:41 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Out of fuel and flying fast, NASA’s LADEE spacecraft crashed into the moon early Friday, three days shy of its expected mission end. Continue reading →
Feb 24, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Jason Major
Our solar system may be well over 4.6 billion years old but it's still a very active place, and in case you'd somehow forgotten that fact here's a video of our very own lovely moon getting hit by a meteorite traveling at 38,000 mph. Continue reading →
Nov 16, 2013 10:45 AM ET // Joe Rao, Skywatching Columnist
This weekend's Leonid meteor shower will be hard to catch.
Sep 9, 2013 07:33 AM ET // Ray Villard
Like the comets that have come before it, Comet ISON is seeing its fair share of crackpot doomsday theories. Continue reading →
Feb 25, 2013 01:12 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A recently discovered comet will make an uncomfortably-close planetary flyby next year -- but this time it's not Earth that's in the cosmic crosshairs. ->