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Searching for the Origins of the Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid

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This artist's concept shows a broken-up asteroid.

Scientists think that a giant asteroid, which broke up long ago in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, eventually made its way to Earth and led to the extinction of the dinosaurs. Data from NASA’s WISE mission likely rules out the leading suspect,a family of asteroids called Baptistina, so the search for the origins of The dinosaur-killing asteroid goes on.

Origin of Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Remains a Mystery
Observations from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission indicate the family of asteroids some believed was responsible for the demise of the dinosaurs is not likely the culprit, keeping open the case on one of Earth’s greatest mysteries…… Read the rest of this entry »

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September 19, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Posted in ASTRONOMY, SPACE

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