Dinosaurs had to contend with more than one mass extinction in their time but unlike the asteroid, one of them actually gave the dinosaurs a helping hand. The Carnian Pluvial Episode (CPE), newly discovered by an international team of scientists, took place 233 million years ago and cleared a path for the dinosaurs to thrive.
Massive volcano eruptions in western Canada most likely caused this extinction event, as lava rained down and formed a thick layer of basalt over the west coast of North A…
Asteroid flying at 2,500mph will skim Earth day before US election – Metro.co.uk
Should we be worried?
If the asteroid did enter Earths atmosphere it would burn up instantly (Picture Paul Paladin)
An asteroid the size of a refrigerator will skim the Earth next month, the day before the US election.
The incoming space rock has been designated Asteroid 2018VP1, and Nasa says it poses no risk to life on Earth.
In fact, Asteroid Watch a branch of the space agency that detects, tracks and characterises near-Earth objects (NEOs) said Asteroid 2018VP1 has a 0.41 per cent (or one in 240) chance, of en…
Voyager Spacecraft Detect an Increase in The Density of Space Outside The Solar System – ScienceAlert
In November 2018, after an epic, 41-year voyage, Voyager 2 finally crossed the boundary that marked the limit of the Sun’s influence and entered interstellar sp…
In November 2018, after an epic, 41-year voyage, Voyager 2 finally crossed the boundary that marked the limit of the Sun’s influence and entered interstellar space. But the little probe’s mission isn’t done yet – it’s now sending home information about the space beyond the Solar System.
And it’s revealing something surprising. As Voyager 2 moves farther and farther from the Sun, the density of space is increasing.
It’s not the first time this density increase has been detected. Voyager 1, whic…
Asteroid that may hit Earth day before US election is ‘not big enough to cause harm,’ Neil deGrasse Tyson reassures earthlings – RT
A small asteroid is headed towards Earth at over 25,000 miles per hour just in time for the US election, but if something kills us all in 2020, it won’t be this…
With an estimated diameter of 2 meters (6.5 feet, or roughly one ‘refrigerator’), the asteroid known as 2018VP1 is just “not big enough to cause harm” when it buzz-cuts within 5,000 kilometres of Earth on November 2, celebrity scientist deGrasse Tyson wrote on Twitter and Instagram.
So if the World ends in 2020, it won’t be the fault of the Universe.
The asteroid has actually been on the radar for nearly two years, since 2018VP1 was first detected by the Palomar Observatory in California in N…
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