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May 5, 2015 09:00 AM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
They look like the perfect couple formed by a simultaneous two-fer asteroid strike, but Quebec's Clearwater Lakes are nothing of the sort.
Apr 12, 2015 03:12 PM ET // Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor
A core sample from 5,000 feet below the surface of the Chicxulub crater will delve 10 million to 15 million years into the past. Continue reading →
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.
Apr 1, 2015 09:47 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
What better way to understand how to deflect an incoming asteroid than to smash into one to see what happens?
Mar 25, 2015 11:09 PM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA plans to launch a robotic spacecraft to pick up a boulder roughly 10 feet in diameter from the surface of an asteroid and nudge it into an orbit around the moon.
Mar 23, 2015 01:51 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Two vast underground domes are buried under central Australia that researchers have realized are the scars of the biggest and most powerful asteroid impact yet found on Earth.
Mar 5, 2015 11:45 AM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA's Dawn mission is about to arrive in orbit around Ceres and the hunt for the dwarf planet's past (and possibly present) habitable potential is on.
Mar 3, 2015 03:18 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Dawn spacecraft is about to make its second and final stop during its exploration of the asteroid belt and it is already returning some stunning images that are creating more questions than answers.
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