You know that asteroid that struck the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico and supposedly killed all the dinosaurs? Well it turns out it hit earth at just the right angle for maximum damage.

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A new research paper published in Nature journal suggests the asteroid that formed the 66 Ma Chicxulub crater struck earth at just the right angle to create maximum damage. The asteroid’s trajectory was determined by studying “asymmetries int he subsurface structure of the Chicxulub crater” and 3D simulations. According to researchers, the impact direction and…

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Scientist observe and photograph record-breaking meteorite impact on Moon

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On September 11, 2013, Spanish astronomers spotted a meteorite with a weight of nearly 1,000 lbs crashing into the surface of the Moon. Astronomers say the record-breaking impact would have generated a flash of light bright enough to be seen from Earth. The strike was recorded by the Moon Impacts Detection and Analysis System (MIDAS),…

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