A Meteorite embedded with pieces of opal were found on the Antarctic. Experts believe that the opals are from an extra-terrestrial origin and definitely did not come from Earth. This proves that asteroids may have brought with it water ice on Earth, seeding life on the planet.
Dinosaur extinction was caused by an asteroid impact 66 million years ago that also triggered a series of volcanic eruptions, say researchers from the University of California Berkeley.
Congratulations! You survived another potential doomsday! Very early this morning, a 'massive' asteroid hastily whizzed past Earth, off to some other part of the solar system where it will wreak untold havoc - or, more likely, just keep flying solo. So why is it that some groups are saying NASA had it wrong about this 'near-miss' Armageddon?
University of Gothenburg researchers recently found a double crater in Sweden that suggests a unique twin meteorite event occurred 458 million years ago. This is the first proven occurrence of such an event.
Sixty-six million years ago, a massive asteroid struck Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. As a result, the Earth changed forever, spelling the end of the dinosaurs and ushering in a new age where other animals could flourish. Now new research has revealed that it wasn't mammals who inherited the Earth, but fish.