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Were dinosaurs already headed for extinction before the asteroid hit?

Were dinosaurs already headed for extinction before the asteroid hit? When the asteroid hit, it may have simply accelerated an already oncoming apocalypse for the dinosaurs.The question of whether dinosaurs truly “ruled the earth” right up until the asteroid impact some 65 million years ago is an old one, and controversial.

Deep Space Industries partners with Luxembourg for asteroid mining probe

Deep Space Industries partners with Luxembourg for asteroid mining probe Several groups are working on plans to capture and mine asteroids for their mineral wealth, and maybe even turn them into refueling depots for deep space missions.One such company called Deep Space Industries (DSI) has partnered with the government of Luxembourg to design and deploy an asteroid hunting spacecraft called Prospector-X.

Watch NASA fire the largest solid rocket booster in the world

Watch NASA fire the largest solid rocket booster in the world One of NASA’s main focuses right now is the development of the Space Launch System (SLS).It’s a super heavy-lift launch vehicle class of rocket, intended to take both cargo and crew into space.

Watch live: Experts discuss why Asteroid Day could save us from catastrophy

Watch live: Experts discuss why Asteroid Day could save us from catastrophy A devastating asteroid impact has been the topic of science fiction, but a whole bunch of real-world scientists think it’s cause for concern.Today, astronomers from around the world hold a press conference to discuss the benefits and threats of asteroids, leading up to the first official U.

Shock wave? Tsunami? Flying debris? Here’s how an asteroid will probably kill you

Shock wave? Tsunami? Flying debris? Here’s how an asteroid will probably kill you A new study has answered a question you never knew you had: If a deadly asteroid struck Earth, which one of its effects would most likely kill you?Conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Southampton in England, the experiment compared seven effects, including heat, flying debris, tsunamis, wind blast, seismic shaking, and cratering.

NASA's Asteroid-Smashing Spacecraft Could Save Earth

NASA's Asteroid-Smashing Spacecraft Could Save Earth The Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, marks NASA’s “first mission to demonstrate what’s known as the kinetic impactor technique”—strike the asteroid to shift its orbit.Its first target: the asteroid Didymos (Greek for “twin”)—a binary system consisting of Didymos A (2,640 feet) and its orbiting Didymos B (530 feet) companion.

Italian advert's brutal twist ending is really dividing people

Italian advert's brutal twist ending is really dividing people At first sight, this TV commercial for popular Italian snack Motta's Buondì is just like any other.A cheeky, smiling girl joins her flawless mother as she adorns a table in the garden with flowers in bloom.