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Asteroid Impacts

WATCH: Slow-Mo Raindrops Look Just Like Tiny Asteroids

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.08.2014 | Science

If you've ever wondered what an asteroid impact on the Earth would look like in slow motion, have a look at this incredible new video (above) from res...

Dark Matter Could Trigger Species-Killing Cataclysms, Physicists Say | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 04.29.2014 | Science

Dark matter could sling lethal meteors at Earth, potentially causing mass extinctions like the cataclysm that ended the Age of Dinosaurs, Harvard sc...

Asteroids Giveth and Asteroids Taketh Away

Mario Livio | Posted 02.20.2013 | TED Weekends
Mario Livio

There is no doubt that a huge asteroid impact on Earth would be devastating to many life forms. However, we often forget that asteroid impacts may have played a crucial role in the emergence of life on Earth, and possibly even in the fact that humans are here to talk about them!

How Did Earth Get Its Water? Scientists Offer Surprising New Theory

Posted 07.13.2012 | Science

By: Staff Published: 07/12/2012 02:09 PM EDT on Asteroids from the inner solar system are the most likely source of the majo...