extraterrestrial object

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a natural object existing outside the earth and outside the earth's atmosphere

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The impact of an extraterrestrial object, such as the one purported to have plagued these Alaskan mammoths, could have rendered much of northern Alaska inhospitable for decades, if not longer, says Firestone.
The long axes of the great majority of the Carolina Bays point toward locations near the Great Lakes and in Canada--a hint that the extraterrestrial object disintegrated over those locales, says Howard.
Extraterrestrial objects that cross Earth's orbit do so at an average speed of about 20 km per second.
The extraterrestrial object that gouged out northeastern Arizona's Meteor Crater about 50,000 years ago struck Earth at a speed much slower than most scientists had previously proposed.
Scientists sifting through ancient sediments laid down just after Earth's most devastating episode of extinctions may have found minuscule fragments of the massive extraterrestrial object suspected to have caused the catastrophe.
47 billion years ago contain remnants of what may have been an extraterrestrial object large enough to disperse collision debris over the entire planet (162: 115).
The extraterrestrial object suspected to have splashed down near Mexico's Yucatan peninsula more than 65 million years ago did more than just blast a big hole, cause worldwide climate change, and wipe out the dinosaurs.
Geologists have amassed considerable evidence that an extraterrestrial object the size of Mount Everest slammed into the Yucatan region at the close of the Cretaceous period.
Impactites are thought to be products of the impact of large extraterrestrial objects against the earth.
What is the likelihood of sizeable extraterrestrial objects colliding with Earth?
Compatible with both Windows and Macintosh operating systems, the most recent version of TheSky includes a galaxy of special features: tens of thousands of pictures of extraterrestrial objects, a connect-the-dots constellation tool, and the ability to remotely control compatible telescopes.
Researchers say the meteor shower will provide a unique opportunity to collect information about the makeup of comets, the potential for damage to orbiting satellites from meteors, and the chemistry between extraterrestrial objects and the Earth's atmosphere, which could provide clues on how life emerged.
Even some of the dangers posed by extraterrestrial objects might turn out to be opportunities.
Borate-enriched clay is commonly found on Earth but never before in Martian rocks or other extraterrestrial objects.
Opponents of the theory have been skeptical of the evidence, saying that the previously found microscopic diamonds lacked crystalline structures associated with the "shock" of being struck by extraterrestrial objects.
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