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Peten jungle, Guatemala – Before. Tikal site, trees (Photo: Wild Blue Media)

Laser Mapping Unearths 60,000 Ancient Maya Structures in Guatemalan Jungle

Via MyModernMet.com By Jessica Stewart on February 5, 2018 The ancient Maya civilization has remained a mystery for centuries, hampered by the thick Central American jungle that has made excavations difficult. But now, a group of scientists has come together and, using cutting-edge technology, they’ve been able to identify more than 60,000 previously unknown Maya structures. This breakthrough discovery changes […]

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Meteor Crater in Arizona. Kevin Walsh/wikipedia, CC BY-SA

What risk do smaller asteroids pose to Earth?

Via TheWeatherNetwork.com Friday, January 26, 2018, 6:35 PM – A small asteroid passed relatively close to Earth this month, having been discovered just six days earlier. This might sound scary, but it’s unusual that such an object would actually collide with the Earth. Each year about 50,000 tonnes of extraterrestrial material (rocks and dust) hits our planet. This comes as […]

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