Is our Earth doomed by asteroid collisions? Remember the Hollywood action flicks Deep Impact and Armageddon? Space missions were launched to try and avoid catastrophic collisions with an asteroid. Will that be happening in real life? Scientists say it is probable. Eventually. When Apophis, a 270-metre wide asteroid, was first discovered in 2004, astronomers estimated […]
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Grandpa Richard cannot resist good science stories and photos. Over at Wired.com today is a post about evidence of times when asteroids have hit our Earth. Really neat photos accompany the text. Could it happen again? Have you seen the movies portraying such an event?