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Articles and discussion about Asteroids.

Asteroids are small rocky, metallic, or icy bodies that orbit around the Solar System. Larger asteroids have also been called planetoids, and those with a tail are referred to as comets.

Asteroids have collided with the major planets before in the past, releasing huge quantities of energy, leaving craters and devastation in their wake. However, most asteroids orbit far from any planet on relatively stable orbits. Asteroid mining has been proposed as a future industry - if successful, a huge wealth of minerals and resources could be within our grasp.


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50 Declassified Pentagon Secrets

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2024/03/31
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50 Declassified Pentagon Secrets

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2024/03/31
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50 Declassified Pentagon Secrets

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2024/03/31
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Woman Discovers Old Man Hiding in Her Shed, Turns Pale When She Finds Out Who He Is

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2024/03/31
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Where is Jennifer Kesse? | Full Episode

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Where is Jennifer Kesse? | Full Episode

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Where is Jennifer Kesse? | Full Episode

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2024/03/31
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My niece was telling me about the Nadie crater and then I had a question

With the sheer size of the asteroid and the possible damages from the impact, could that possibly be the reason behind the eye of the Sahara(Richat Structure)? And if so, would that have been enough to erase whatever civilization(s) in the area of the time?? Sorry if this isn’t the right place to ask this, but I’m kinda curious about this new discovery!(new to me)

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2024/03/27
17:18 UTC

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Question about K-Pg Boundary

Hello! Can anyone help me to understand the source of the high amounts of iridium in the K-Pg Boundary? Is the iridium found in the boundary actually a part of the asteroid itself that caused the mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous? Thank you!

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2024/02/08
21:23 UTC

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Asteroid over Berlin, Germany

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2024/01/21
00:40 UTC

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Question about asteroid resource dispersal

So a random thought came to mind, and I'm curious if someone might have the answer.

There's been a lot of talk for years about the potential for mining asteroids, that particular rocks could contain millions of tonnes of resources like gold or iron. What I'm curious about is - hypothetically - how would that material be dispersed in the event that the asteroid instead impacted the planet?

Say you have a rock containing 10 million tonnes of gold. Would the gold inside that asteroid be sent into the atmosphere to spread across the world with the rest of the debris that gets thrown up? Or would you end up with a large deposit buried under the impact site?

For the latter scenario, I'm thinking along the lines of Black Panther, where the Vibranium deposit is shown as a long series of veins that stretch into the earth in a very central location.

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2023/12/30
23:51 UTC

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