New research suggests toward end of Ice Age, human beings witnessed fires larger than dinosaur killers

On a ho-hum day some 12,800 years ago, the Earth had emerged from another ice age. Things were warming up, and the glaciers had retreated.

Out of nowhere, the sky was lit with fireballs. This was followed by shock waves.

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Asteroid 2002 AJ129 to Fly Safely Past Earth on February 4

Asteroid 2002 AJ129 will make a close approach to Earth on Feb. 4, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. PST (4:30 p.m. EST / 21:30 UTC). At the time of closest approach, the asteroid will be no closer than 10 times the distance between Earth and the Moon (about 2.6 million miles,

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No, an Asteroid Is Not Going to Collide with Earth in February

Asteroid 2002 AJ129 will make its closest approach to Earth on Feb. 4, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. EST (2130 GMT). At closest approach, the asteroid will be no closer than 10 times the distance between Earth and the moon.

In recent days,

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NASA: Meteorites ‘likely’ on ground in southeast Michigan

Pieces of a meteor that ripped through the sky on Tuesday night are “likely” on the ground in southeast Michigan, according to a verified NASA Facebook page.

People from Detroit to neighboring states saw and heard the thunderous fireball at roughly 8:15 p.m.

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Mass extinctions remove species but not ecological variety

Sixty-five million years ago, clouds of ash choked the skies over Earth. Dinosaurs, along with about half of all the species on Earth, staggered and died.

But in the seas, a colorful population of marine bivalves –

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Ingredients for life revealed in meteorites that fell to Earth

Two wayward space rocks, which separately crashed to Earth in 1998 after circulating in our solar system’s asteroid belt for billions of years, share something else in common: the ingredients for life. They are the first meteorites found to contain both liquid water and a mix of complex organic compounds such as hydrocarbons and amino acids.

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Extraterrestrial Hypatia stone rattles solar system status quo

In 2013, researchers announced that a pebble found in south-west Egypt, was definitely not from Earth. By 2015, other research teams had announced that the ‘Hypatia’ stone was not part of any known types of meteorite or comet, based on noble gas and nuclear probe analyses.

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Meteorite’s Origins Point to Possible Undiscovered Asteroid

A new analysis of a meteorite called Bunburra Rockhole has revealed that the rock originated from a previously unknown parent asteroid, allowing scientists to understand the geology of the parent body.

The parent body was differentiated, meaning that it was large enough to separate into a core,

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Skye high impact reveals 60-million-year-old meteorite strike in Scotland

Geologists exploring volcanic rocks on Scotland’s Isle of Skye found something out-of-this-world instead: ejecta from a previously unknown, 60 million-year-old meteorite impact. The discovery, the first meteorite impact described within the British Paleogene Igneous Province (BPIP), opens questions about the impact and its possible connection to Paleogene volcanic activity across the North Atlantic.

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Ceres’ bright spots suggest the dwarf planet is geologically active

New observations and analysis of the hundreds of bright spots on Ceres surface suggest the dwarf planet is a dynamic, geologically active place.

Scientists have struggled to account for the highly reflective spots on Ceres’ surface, but thanks to images captured by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft,

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