Artist’s rendering of the Chicxulub asteroid entering Earth’s atmosphere 66 million years ago, triggering events that caused a mass extermination.
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Cockroaches have been on Earth far longer than humans and may outlast us. Here are a few reasons why.
A large impact.
A new study found iridium, an element found in asteroids, in the rocks of the Chicxulub impact crater.
The trajectory of the Chicxulub asteroid led to the most efficient release of gas and projectile rocks – which was disastrous for life on Earth.
The risks to nature from man-made global warming – and the imperative to act – are clear.
Waves can be generated in lakes and other bodies of water when seismic energy travels through land.
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If you’ve never heard of a form of wave called a ‘seiche’ – which can occur in swimming pools during earthquakes – this is your chance to catch up.
An artist’s impression of an asteroid about to hit Earth: it’s what happens next that could have helped wipe out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.
More evidence that the asteroid hit on Earth that marked the end of the dinosaurs could have triggered a deadly increase in volcanic activity.
Artist depiction of an asteroid on a collision course with Earth.
An asteroid on a collision course with Earth is inevitable. Astronomer Michael Lund explains how a new telescope under construction in Chile will become a vital tool for detecting objects that could devastate our planet.
Seismic shockwaves after a meteorite’s collision could affect systems all over the planet.
Research suggests a new threat to life on Earth from the meteorite’s crash: Via seismic waves, the impact triggered massive undersea eruptions, as big as any ever seen in our planet’s history.
The mass extinction of the dinosaurs was down to the location of the asteroid’s impact and the kind of rocks it landed on.
New research suggests how asteroids may have helped create conditions for life on Earth. But we shouldn’t get too carried away with the idea – yet.