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The DART mission will reach its final stage later this year when the object reaches the asteroid Dimorphos

Spacecraft crash into asteroid at 15K mph is not self-indulgent NASA experiment, writes TOM LEONARD

One day in late September a box-shaped spacecraft weighing approximately half a ton will slam into an asteroid seven million miles away from Earth at a speed of 15,000mph, in a bid to knock it into a new orbit. This suicide mission by a craft the size of a golf cart is not just a …

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How paleontologists know what life on Earth was like the day the asteroid killed the dinosaurs

How paleontologists know what life on Earth was like the day the asteroid killed the dinosaurs

Last month’s discovery of a fossilized leg from a dinosaur that died on the day that an asteroid wiped out all of its kind was hailed as the “ultimate dinosaur drumstick” (as one scientist called it) — the holy grail of paleontology, and a rare and astonishing discovery. Indeed, evidence suggests the dinosaur’s death was likely …

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Fragment of the asteroid that hit Earth and killed off the dinosaurs may have been found in amber

Fragment of the asteroid that hit Earth and killed off the dinosaurs may have been found in amber

It’s one of several astounding finds at a unique fossil site in the Hell Creek Formation in North Dakota that has preserved remnants of the cataclysmic moment that ended the dinosaur era — a turning point in the history of the planet. The fossils unearthed there include fish that sucked in debris blasted out during …

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