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A Comet, Not An Asteroid, Blamed for Extinction of Dinosaurs

A Comet, Not An Asteroid, Blamed for Extinction of Dinosaurs

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – One day 66 million years ago, Earth suddenly transformed from being a verdant, dinosaur-ridden world to a soot-covered apocalyptic hellscape. - Science news - The extinction event wiped out 75 percent of the world's animal and plant species at the time, including dinosaurs.Evidence of that calamitous day can be found in the Chicxulub crater, a heavily eroded...

‘More than Enough’ Asteroid Dust Recovered from Japan’s Hayabusa2 Mission

‘More than Enough’ Asteroid Dust Recovered from Japan’s Hayabusa2 Mission

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Samples of dust collected by a Japanese space probe from an asteroid some 300 million km (186 million miles) from Earth were better than hoped for, with one researcher saying he was lost for words when they opened the capsule for the first time. - Science news - Japan’s mission to bring asteroid dust back to Earth has succeeded. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency...

Giant Asteroid Approaching Earth’s Orbit

Giant Asteroid Approaching Earth’s Orbit

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies is tracking a giant asteroid which will approach Earth's orbit on May 21. - Science news - The asteroid measures between 670 metres and 1.5 kilometres in diameter, the equivalent to 2198ft and 4921ft wide, the Daily Star reported. NASA has dubbed the rock 136796 (1997 BQ), and it was first observed by astrologists on...

Doomsday Program Created to Decide What to Do If Asteroid Hits Earth

Doomsday Program Created to Decide What to Do If Asteroid Hits Earth

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A team of scientists at MIT have developed a computer program that will help humans decide how to best deal with the end of the world, so long as that comes in form of a catastrophic asteroid collision. - Science news - Experts say there as many as two or three new asteroids, sometimes called ‘Near Earth Objects,’ discovered every night. It’s inevitable...