Danger From the Sky
- The sky is falling--a little. Jacobsen, Pamela D. // Christian Science Monitor;11/7/2000, Vol. 92 Issue 243, p19
Presents information on meteorites and other extraplanetary bodies that collide with Earth. Their origin which is often an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter; Damage caused by large meteorites; Places to locate meteorites including Antarctica.
- Earth's Greatest Hits. // Science World;10/19/98, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p9
Presents information on a number of meteorites and asteroids which has collided with the Earth since it formation 4 billion years. Details on the Manicouagan crater which landed in Quebec, Canada some 212 million years ago; Description of an asteroid which hit Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula 65...
- Dinosaur killer sheds light on Mars. Schueller, Gretel // Astronomy;Jul98, Vol. 26 Issue 7, p30
Deals with the discovery of sites related to the impact of asteroids to the earth by Adriana Ocampo of National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Kevin Pope of Geo Eco Arc Research. Significance of the sites; Information on the impact site at Alvaro in...
- Asteroids. // SkyGuide Africa South;2011, p71
The article focuses on the positioning of the asteroids or small solar system bodies (SSSB) to Earth. The collision of the asteroids with the Earth explains the biosphere and meteorites found in Earth. It explores the positioning of the asteroids and SSSB in the orbits wherein its closeness to...
- Huge Asteroid Impact Identified. // Australasian Science;May2013, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p8
The article announces the discovery of an asteroid impact structure in the north-east of South Australia in 2013, that is said to become the third largest known asteroid impact site, displacing the Chicxulub crater on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico responsible for the extinction of dinosaurs.
- Crash Landing. // Scholastic News -- Edition 3;4/8/2013, Vol. 69 Issue 21, p1
The article reports on the efforts of scientists to track big asteroids and prevent them from striking Earth following the explosion of a meteor across the sky over western Russia on February 15, 2013.
- Meteor Attack! Chang, Maria L. // Science World;10/19/98, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p8
Reports that on November 17, 1998 an intense meteorite shower called the Leonid meteor shower is expected to strike Earth, referencing the motion picture `Armageddon.' Why it called the Leonid meteor shower; Evidence that the shower occurs when Earth crosses comet Tempel-Tuttle's orbit around...
- The long trip to Earth. Chapman, Clark R. // Nature;10/5/2000, Vol. 407 Issue 6804, p573
Offers a look at meteorites and asteroids, and on how the scientific views regarding them have changed through time. Why scientists finally accepted the notion that meteorites fell from the sky; How physics has allowed scientists to study asteroid collisions and radiation emissions; Details...
- A single intruder, a chain of craters? // National Geographic;Oct98, Vol. 194 Issue 4, Preceding p2
Announces that new dating has revealed that a crater in France called Rochechouart, 15 miles in diameter, was formed about 214 million years ago. Report that at least three such formations were caused by chunks of a single asteroid or comet as it sped around the planet; Brief mention of the...