Monthly Archives: September 2019

The calamity in the asteroid belt sparked an ice age and shaped life in the oceans 466 mins ago: Study- Technology News, Firstpost

ReutersSep 19, 2019 10:09:23 AM IST The cataclysmic impact of an asteroid off the coast of Mexico that doomed dinosaurs 66 million years ago was not the only time an astronomical event has shaped the history of life on Earth. Scientists said on Wednesday that dust generated by a gigantic collision in the asteroid belt […]

Ceres: evolution of the glacial giant of the asteroid belt

Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt, is made up of rock and ice. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, which orbited Ceres between 2015 and 2018, has given scientists a lot of new information about its internal shape and structure, surface morphology and composition. A special collection in Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets focuses on the […]