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Apr 8, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The primordial planet believed to have smashed into baby Earth, creating a cloud of debris that eventually formed into the moon, was chemically a near-match to Earth.
Jan 2, 2015 10:25 AM ET // Geoff Gaherty, Space.com
With the Quadrantid meteor shower, timing is everything.
Nov 3, 2014 04:00 PM ET // Becky Oskin, LiveScience
The Earth will never catch up to the moon (let's hope), but the number of Ordovician craters may soon take off.
Oct 20, 2014 04:40 PM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
If you step outside before dawn during the next week or so, you might be able to see bright meteors streaking through the sky.
Sep 8, 2014 10:50 AM ET // AFP
Amazingly, in a sprawling city of 1.2 million people, the impact near the international airport did not cause any known injuries.
Sep 8, 2014 01:10 PM ET // Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com
A spacecraft chasing a comet in deep space has found that its target is surprisingly dark in color.
Aug 26, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Scientists have found a strange structure resembling a microbial cell inside a Martian meteorite, but they're not claiming that it's evidence of Red Planet life.
Jul 30, 2014 02:45 PM ET // Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com
Asteroids and comets that repeatedly smashed into the early Earth covered the planet's surface with molten rock during its earliest days, but still may have left oases of water that could have supported the evolution of life, scientists say.
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