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    Chicxulb Asteroids

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    chance of getting hit by an asteroid (1 in 700,000) in their lifetime, than they have winning the Powerball (1 in 185,000,000). However, it is still very unlikely, that such an event will happen during our time on Earth. After all, there are between 1.1 and 1.9 million asteroids in the Asteroid Belt, between Mars and Jupiter (“Asteroids: In Depth” 2). Who is to say one of those massive asteroids will not go on a collision course with Earth, and cause another extinction-level event, like the one around 66 million years ago, that wiped the dinosaurs off the face of the Earth? Asteroids can range from the size of a small rock, to the size of a dwarf-planet. “Currently, the largest asteroids listed to date primarily reside…

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    Asteroid Studies could either help us or just be a waste of time. I believe that Nasa (National, Aeronautics, Space Administration.) should not fund asteroid studies for many reasons.One reason is because of time to get there.Another reason is because of money that Nasa spends.My last reason is the danger of astroids.Do you want to know why I believe this? Time is one important thing that not everyone has.It takes a long time to get to the asteroid belt in space.I believe that studying…

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    Asteroids will provide the means to transform future human space exploration and operations into large scale activities. They will first provide a rich source of minerals and material for initial economic expansion and concurrently providing platforms for operations and manufacturing. Eventually, the human race could use asteroids as space vehicles to move itself across and possibly beyond the solar system effectively becoming mobile bases of operations and even space colonies. The only…

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    impact of an asteroid witnessed. The event took place in 1908 when unexpectedly an asteroid struck Podkamennaya Tunguska River in a forest in Sibria, Russia. It is documented that the asteroid was so powerful that people forty miles away from the collision were thrown to the ground. This is a prime example of the dangers of asteroids hitting earth, and how many people whether far or close could be affected by the powerful strike. (Imam CNN, and Asteroids Hitting Earth is a Serious Threat,…

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    7 Trumpet Analysis

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    scripture states that one third of the earth perished by fire. Then it attests that fire consumed one third of the trees and all the green grass burnt up. Subsequently, since we receive all of our oxygen from the trees and green vegetation, this will cause devastation on the earth. 2. Meteorite - The Second Trumpet – Rev. 8:8-9 – With the blowing of the second trumpet, something resembling a huge blazing mountain hurled into the sea. Many scholars believe that a large asteroid could hit the…

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    The excerpt Crash Course (Nancy Honovich) describes what asteroids are and everything about them to how often they occur and how close they have to be to be too close for comfort. At the beginning of the story, it tells about what asteroids are and their history. They even said that a comet called the Shoemaker-Levy 9 sped towards Jupiter at sixty kilometers a second. That is really fast! It also told about how sixty-five million years ago, it is thought that one measly asteroid could have…

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    The Chicxulub Impact

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    Earth (2) About 65 million years ago an asteroid that is roughly 10 kilometres across, hit Earth on the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. It caused a huge explosion and left a crater that is about 185 kilometres across. This asteroid impact is commonly known to be the reason for the extinction of three quarters of the dinosaurs. (4) The asteroid soared through the sky at more than 40 times the speed of sound. (6) The earth moves through space in its orbit around the sun at 107,000…

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    It is a common believe that mass extinction on our planet arose as a result of excessive warming and a deep acidification of the oceans. The asteroid theory states that the asteroid impact might have led to vaporization killing dinosaurs on the way. Dr. Keller’s hypothesis states that volcanic activity created a cascade effect that ended up in the extinction of these animals. Either way, experts commonly agree that dinosaurs could not survive in very hot environments. But how did extinction…

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    theories as to how the dinosaurs became extinct, some of these include terrestrial stresses (such as lower sea level or global temperature) and radiation (Pasichnyk, 2011), but the 2 theories that have become the most widely accepted as they have the most amount of supporting evidence are the Impact Theory (otherwise known as the Alvarez Hypothesis (Smith, 2005)) and the Volcanic Theory (Pasichnyk, 2011). The Impact Theory states that millions of years ago a comet or an asteroid struck the…

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    Space Persuasive Speech

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    children with a better life. Earth is a living thing, and it has an expiration date. This overarching ‘date’ is not human made, but inevitably certain. There is a one in 700,000 chance that the Earth will collide with a massive asteroid on a given day killing you (Petranek 1). This number seems small when we think back to the last massive asteroid to kill almost all life on Earth, This number though is how many years on average we think there is an asteroid big enough to eradicate life on Earth…

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