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Earth's oldest asteroid impact 'may have ended ice age'
…Scientists have identified the world's oldest asteroid crater in Australia…, adding it may explain how the planet was lifted from an ice age. The asteroid hit…. To determine when the asteroid hit Earth, the team examined tiny zircon and monazite…


Asteroid was 'true culprit for dinosaur extinction'
…Was it the asteroid or colossal volcanism that initiated the demise…


Dinosaur extinction: 'Asteroid strike was real culprit'
… with the extinction" Was it the asteroid or colossal volcanism that initiated the demise… answer. "It was the asteroid 'wot dun it'!" Prof Paul Wilson told the BBC. His team's… it is the scar left by the culprit asteroid. When it hit the Earth, the city-sized object…


Hayabusa-2: Japan spacecraft leaves asteroid to head home
…Japan's Hayabusa-2 spacecraft has departed from a faraway asteroid and begun… on Wednesday with samples of the asteroid in tow. Hayabusa-2 is expected to return to Earth… the asteroid Ryugu, located about 300 million km (190 million miles) from Earth. Following…


University of Birmingham's Old Joe has 7,000 Twitter followers
… an asteroid named in his honour - Asteroid 10515 Old Joe. The four clock faces also change…


Fortnite Chapter 2: First glimpse of new season after map wiped out by asteroid
asteroid and enveloped in a black hole, Fortnite is back online. Season 11 - or Chapter…


Hayabusa-2: Japanese spacecraft makes final touchdown on asteroid
…A Japanese spacecraft has touched down on a faraway asteroid, where… contact with the Ryugu asteroid was met with relief and cheering in the control room… craft, which grabbed rocks from the asteroid in February. After blasting a crater…


Movie shows moment of asteroid landing
… down on an asteroid Ryugu. Hayabusa was attempting to grab a sample of rock… in the manoeuvre, which occurred on asteroid on 21 February (GMT). A shower of dusty fragments…


Chicxulub asteroid impact: Stunning fossils record dinosaurs' demise
… the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. Excavations in North… the giant asteroid hit the Earth. When this 12km-wide object slammed into what is now… that was enriched with iridium, an element commonly found in asteroids and meteorites. Iridium…


Hayabusa-2: Asteroid mission exploring a 'rubble pile'
…The asteroid being explored by the Japanese mission Hayabusa-2 is a "rubble… pile" formed when rocks were blasted off a bigger asteroid and came back together… again. The discovery means that asteroid Ryugu has a parent body out there somewhere…