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Fragments of Asteroid 2018 LA

On June 2, 2018, astronomers detected a small asteroid merely eight hours before it struck the Earth’s atmosphere. It was detected using the 60-inch telescope at Mt. Lemmon, which is part of the Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona When the asteroid designated 2018 LA made impact, it produced a terrific explosion when it disintegrated  30 miles above Africa. A team…

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How A Cataclysmic Crash Caused Primordial Uranus’ Tilt

    How A Cataclysmic Crash Caused Primordial Uranus’ Tilt By Judith E Braffman-Miller Strange things occurred long ago in our primordial Solar System. At that ancient time, there were turbulent, violent, clashes and crashes between primeval objects that created a veritable “cosmic shooting gallery” during our Solar System’s tumultuous youth–when newborn worlds collided around our young Sun. For decades,…

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