Asteroid and Comet Impacts During Human History
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Asteroid and Comet Impacts During Human History
Proven and unproven impacts during the last 12,000 years with a concentration on the Younger Dryas Boundary Impact Event.
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Nanodiamond Discovery in Greenland Could Shed Light on Mass Extinction

Nanodiamond Discovery in Greenland Could Shed Light on Mass Extinction | Asteroid and Comet Impacts During Human History | Scoop.it
Today the debate over the cause of mass extinction and the Younger Dryashas reached a boil following the discovery of a layer of nanodiamonds in the Greenland ice sheet.
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Meteorite storm 'smashed the Earth 12,000 years ago and killed off a prehistoric people'

Meteorite storm 'smashed the Earth 12,000 years ago and killed off a prehistoric people' | Asteroid and Comet Impacts During Human History | Scoop.it
Evidence of the meteorite’s intense heat was found on two continents. The researchers believe the huge cosmic impact triggered a cold snap, which caused widespread destruction.
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Fireball blazes across Northern California horizon less than one day after massive meteor strike injures more 1,000 people in Russia

Fireball blazes across Northern California horizon less than one day after massive meteor strike injures more 1,000 people in Russia | Asteroid and Comet Impacts During Human History | Scoop.it
A fireball was spotted blazing across the Northern California sky less than 24 hours after the explosive meteor that passed over Russia injured more than 1,000 people on Friday.
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Alternative Interpretations of Russian Fireball from SOTT.net

Alternative Interpretations of Russian Fireball from SOTT.net | Asteroid and Comet Impacts During Human History | Scoop.it
Today was supposed to be the day when we witnessed the 'closest fly-by ever' of a space rock measuring about 45 meters in diameter.
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Russian Meteor Hit Atmosphere With A Force Of 40 Hiroshima Bombs

Russian Meteor Hit Atmosphere With A Force Of 40 Hiroshima Bombs | Asteroid and Comet Impacts During Human History | Scoop.it
KABOOM.
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Cleanup Begins after Meteor Blast

Cleanup Begins after Meteor Blast | Asteroid and Comet Impacts During Human History | Scoop.it
Workers began to replace windows shattered by a shock wave a day after a meteor exploded over Russia.
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NOVA | Megabeasts' Sudden Death

NOVA | Megabeasts' Sudden Death | Asteroid and Comet Impacts During Human History | Scoop.it
Scientists propose a radical new idea of what killed off mammoths and other large animals at the end of the Ice Age.
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Click "Watch the Program" and experience the video equivalent of book burning.

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Younger Dryas meteorite impact theory consolidated

Younger Dryas meteorite impact theory consolidated | Asteroid and Comet Impacts During Human History | Scoop.it
The revealing micro-spherules After sometimes heated debates, it seems that the theory of a meteorite impacting on Earth, probably above Canada, at the beginnings of the Younger Dryas and probably ...
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Evidence for an extraterrestrial impact 12,900 years ago that contributed to the megafaunal extinctions and the Younger Dryas cooling

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For what they were... we are: Younger Dryas meteorite impact theory consolidated

For what they were... we are: Younger Dryas meteorite impact theory consolidated | Asteroid and Comet Impacts During Human History | Scoop.it
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Does a single report of a 'red cross in the skies' over Britain in AD774 prove a supernova exploded in the heavens?

Does a single report of a 'red cross in the skies' over Britain in AD774 prove a supernova exploded in the heavens? | Asteroid and Comet Impacts During Human History | Scoop.it
A modern mystery may have been solved by the investigations of a Californian student, who wanted to find proof of a supernova appearing in the skies over Britain in AD774.
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Ancient Americans Weren’t Wiped out by a Comet?

Ancient Americans Weren’t Wiped out by a Comet? | Asteroid and Comet Impacts During Human History | Scoop.it
Like the undead monsters in a Hollywood movie, some science theories just keep coming back to life.
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Andrew Scott's comment about Zombie's is an insult to his profession. 

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Andrew Cooper: Were the recent asteroid flyby and Chelyabinsk meteor strike events linked?

Andrew Cooper: Were the recent asteroid flyby and Chelyabinsk meteor strike events linked? | Asteroid and Comet Impacts During Human History | Scoop.it
An interesting comment has been placed on the 2012DA14 flyby thread by talkshop regular 'Scute' (Andrew Cooper) which investigates the possibility that the Russian Meteor was indeed related to the ...
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Could a Comet Hit Mars in 2014? : DNews

Could a Comet Hit Mars in 2014? : DNews | Asteroid and Comet Impacts During Human History | Scoop.it
A recently discovered comet will make an uncomfortably-close planetary flyby next year -- but this time it's not Earth that's in the cosmic crosshairs. ->
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Fireballs light up skies over Cuba, US

Fireballs light up skies over Cuba, US | Asteroid and Comet Impacts During Human History | Scoop.it
Cubans watched in awe as a fireball soared across the twilight sky before exploding — one day after a destructive meteor shower in Russia injured more than 1200 people.
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Asteroid fly-by and meteor shower had a one in 100MILLION chance of happening on the same day - that's a better chance than winning the lottery

Asteroid fly-by and meteor shower had a one in 100MILLION chance of happening on the same day - that's a better chance than winning the lottery | Asteroid and Comet Impacts During Human History | Scoop.it
The world witnessed two galactic events on Friday that had only a one in 100 million chance of happening on the same day, according to astronomy expert Meg Urry.
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Cuban Fireball Shakes Houses two hours after Russian Explosions

Cuban Fireball Shakes Houses two hours after Russian Explosions | Asteroid and Comet Impacts During Human History | Scoop.it
Il sito di Rainews24 canale all news della Rai
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After meteor strike, Russian experts reflect

After meteor strike, Russian experts reflect | Asteroid and Comet Impacts During Human History | Scoop.it
MOSCOW -- In the wake of what many now humorously call “the alien bombardment” of the Russian industrial Urals, divers Saturday finished their initial inspection of a lake 60 miles west of Chelyabinsk but found no traces of the space object that...
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New evidence supporting Younger Dryas Boundary hypothesis exposed

New evidence supporting Younger Dryas Boundary hypothesis exposed | Asteroid and Comet Impacts During Human History | Scoop.it
An international team of researchers presented new evidence that they claim adds credence to the Younger Dryas Boundary hypothesis in the Proceedings of the Nat
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Meteor impact killed off mammoths 13,000 years ago, new evidence shows

Meteor impact killed off mammoths 13,000 years ago, new evidence shows | Asteroid and Comet Impacts During Human History | Scoop.it
Melted glass buried deep within the Earth at sites around the world confirms the theory that a comet or meteor struck the planet nearly 13,000 years ago, triggering the Younger Dryas Ice Age,...
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Global Warming: Scholarship vs. Pseudoscholarship

Global Warming: Scholarship vs. Pseudoscholarship | Asteroid and Comet Impacts During Human History | Scoop.it
There have been many climate-change debates among scientists as well as non-scientists. We need to recognize the difference between a scientific debate and other forms of disagreement. Science has ground rules.
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