Catastrophism In The News

by / on April 23, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Video: Suspected meteor lights up sky above Argentine city

*Lots of celestial activity in this year of the cosmic serpent or snake. Via WXYZ.com SALTA, Argentina – A suspected meteor lit up the skies in northern Argentina early Sunday morning. The meteor was spotted by concert-goers at an outdoor venue. They saw the flash at around 3:30 am local time. According to local media, the flash could also be […]

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by / on March 12, 2013 at 8:37 am

Astrobiologists discover fossils in meteorite fragments, confirming extraterrestrial life

There are a few competing theories for how life began on Earth. Panspermia, where life arrived on the back of a comet or asteroid, is one. Abiogenesis, the theory that life spontaneously erupted from inorganic molecules in Earth’s primordial soup, is another. Directed panspermia, where an alien race intentionally sent an asteroid or spacecraft loaded with living organisms to Earth, is another slightly more exotic theory. As for which theory is correct, we’ll probably never know — but the Polonnaruwa meteorite definitely puts the odds in panspermia’s favor.

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by / on February 18, 2013 at 2:59 am

Russian meteor exploded with force of 30 Hiroshima bombs

Russian meteor exploded with force of 30 Hiroshima bombs

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by / on February 17, 2013 at 9:20 pm

United Nations reviewing asteroid impact threat

The Russian fireball and the close flyby of the asteroid 2012 DA14 on Friday came at a moment in time when the United Nations is discussing international response to the near-Earth object impact concern.

Detailed discussions about the Russian meteor explosion and Earth’s encounter with asteroid 2012 DA14 were high on the Feb. 15 agenda of Action Team-14 during the 50th session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), being held from Feb. 11 to 22 at the United Nations headquarters in Vienna.

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by / on October 21, 2011 at 6:39 pm

In 1883, Did Earth Narrowly Miss Comet That Would Have Destroyed All Life?

“If they had collided with Earth we would have had 3275 Tunguska events in two days, probably an extinction event.”

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