Post Tagged with: "Asteroid"

The Chicxulub Crater

April 10, 2015 9:00 am0 comments
The Chicxulub Crater

Sixty-six million years ago at the end of the cretaceous period an asteroid struck the earth in a location that is now known as the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico. It is one of the largest known impacts that earth has ever received and has been held responsible for the extinction of […]

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Tsunami

February 11, 2015 2:52 pm0 comments
Tsunami

The word ‘tsunami’ means ‘harbor wave’ in Japanese (tsu = harbor + nami = wave), reflecting Japan’s tsunami-prone history. Usually caused by earthquakes tsunamis of this nature have been known to reach heights of over 100 ft and travel at speeds of up to 500 miles per hour – almost as […]

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The 1908 Tunguska Event

April 29, 2014 10:00 am3 comments
The 1908 Tunguska Event

It’s early morning in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia on the 30th of July 1908. There isn’t a cloud in the sky and the morning is already hot and dry in the isolation of the Siberian wilderness. The day starts just as any other would when suddenly, at around 07:17am, the sun […]

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EU’s commitment to independent space research should not exclude cooperation

February 26, 2014 10:00 am0 comments
EU’s commitment to independent space research should not exclude cooperation

Asteroid impact prevention and space debris problem will be the main areas of space research in 2014. The efforts undertaken by the international community to address these issues are currently not integrated into the joint activity, which significantly reduces the efficiency of the work. According to available information, only two […]

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How to save the world

November 21, 2013 3:32 pm0 comments
How to save the world

We’re all used to Hollywood’s wildly varying predictions of the nature of fire and brimstone apocalypse may rain down on humanity. Of these, Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer’s 1998 blockbuster Armageddon starring Bruce Willis is perhaps the most instantly recognisable. The plotline, for the uninitiated, revolves around a team of […]

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Threat of asteroid impact should unite international community

February 27, 2013 8:30 pm0 comments
Threat of asteroid impact should unite international community

Scientists of the Russian Academy of Sciences continue to investigate the meteorite explosion recorded in the Chelyabinsk region near the Chebarkul lake on 15 February 2013, after which more than 1.5 thousand people sought medical care. Modern methods of detection of celestial bodies have been unable to predict this threat, […]

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