It was thought that the global landmark was perhaps 70million years old
Asteroids And Meteoroids
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Thursday 23 January 2014
Scientists say it's too early to say whether Ceres could support microbial life, but a visit from the Dawn spacecraft in early 2015 should provide answers
'Hello, world!': Space probe Rosetta wakes up and calls home before embarking on its comet-landing mission
Monday 20 January 2014
The signal came at 18:16 GMT. Rosetta, the comet-chasing space probe launched by the European Space Agency a decade ago, had woken up.
Will the Rosetta spacecraft wake up today after two-year sleep? It is due to make 24,600mph comet landing
Monday 20 January 2014
The vessel is being woken, hopefully, by the 'most important alarm clock in the solar system'
Sunday 05 January 2014
Blistering gas sent panicked residents streaming down the sides of the mountain
Thursday 19 December 2013
It is also expected to discover thousands of previously unknown objects
Friday 13 December 2013
The annual Geminids are the most massive regular meteor shower
Thursday 12 December 2013
Scientists believe life may exist within underground ocean - living off minerals and using tidal heat as a source of energy
Wednesday 11 December 2013
US research shows there is a ‘better than 50/50’ chance that life was seeded between bodies in the Solar System
Sunday 24 November 2013
The alert status for one of the archipelago’s most active volcanoes was raised to the highest level on Sunday after the mountain repeatedly sent hot clouds of gas down its slope following a series of eruptions in recent days.
Thursday 21 November 2013
New research shows distinctive rock is more than twice as old as previously thought – and could expose signs of ancient Martian life
Friday 08 November 2013
The unusual object has been compared to a "rotating lawn sprinkler" and has led astronomers to develop a new theory of how asteroids 'die'
Wednesday 06 November 2013
People directly under its flight were knocked off their feet and many others suffered sunburn or eye damage as they looked at the intense fireball
Thursday 10 October 2013
Astronomers find the first rocky planet with vast oceans beyond our Solar System
The good news: Earth can support life for 1.75bn years. The bad news: Climate change could wipe us out first
Thursday 19 September 2013
Scientists calculate planet’s leave-by date, and identify other worlds where life may develop
Sunday 15 September 2013
The origins of life on Earth have mystified and fascinated scientists for centuries. Now, researchers believe they have added a vital piece to the jigsaw with the discovery that, under certain circumstances, collisions between icy comets and planets produce amino acids, the basic building blocks of life.
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: Comedian urges big businesses that 'facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza' to pull funding
Ukip MEP calls for reintroduction of death penalty on fiftieth anniversary of last deaths
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
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