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The Mysterious Interstellar Object Oumuamua
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The Mysterious Interstellar Object Oumuamua

Much ado has been made as of late over the object 1I/2017 U1, or ‘Oumuamua, or in some circles, Rama. The story began on October 19, 2017 at the Haleakala Observatory in Hawaii, home of the Pan-Starrs facility, a group

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Discovery Channel – Large Asteroid Impact Simulation
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Discovery Channel – Large Asteroid Impact Simulation

An asteroid with a diameter of 500 km. Destination: The Pacific Ocean. The impact peels the 10 km crust off the surface. The shockwave travels at hypersonic speeds. Debris is blasted across into low Earth orbit, and returns to destroy

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Top 10 APOCALYPTIC FACTS about the Earth’s Greatest Mass EXTINCTION
Planetary defense | Wikipedia audio article
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Planetary defense | Wikipedia audio article

Asteroid impact avoidance comprises a number of methods by which near-Earth objects (NEO) could be diverted, preventing destructive impact events. A sufficiently large impact by an asteroid or other NEOs would cause, depending on its impact location, massive tsunamis, multiple

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The 6 Craziest Extinctions Ever
Top 10 Events That Could Wipe Out Humanity
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Top 10 Events That Could Wipe Out Humanity

Humans are a fairly resilient species. We’ve survived for over 200,000 years andhad to overcome famines, drought, disease, climate change, and natural disasters. However, it does beg the question: is therea single event that could wipe out humanity? Or at

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Aliens under the Ice – Life on Rogue Planets
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Aliens under the Ice – Life on Rogue Planets

الكواكب الشاردة هي كواكب تنتقل عبر الكون بمفردها تسكُن في الفضاء المظلم والواسع بين النجوم تنجرف وحدها من خلال الظلام الأبدي ، لا يُسخن الضوء أسطحها وتتعرض للبرد القارس في الفضاء الخارجي إنها لا تحتوي على أي فصول ، ولا

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The Day the Mesozoic Died: The Asteroid That Killed the Dinosaurs — HHMI BioInteractive Video
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The Day the Mesozoic Died: The Asteroid That Killed the Dinosaurs — HHMI BioInteractive Video

[MUSIC PLAYING] SEAN CARROLL: Picture aworld of giant reptiles, flying pterosaurs with40-foot wingspans. While, beneath the waves,fierce predators called mosasaurs prowled the seas,and dinosaurs roamed the land. For more than 100 millionyears, creatures like these ruled the planet. And then

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