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Collision of a 10km-wide asteroid with Earth 65 million years ago wiped out the dinosaurs but a future collision with an even smaller asteroid could have disastrous consequences for humanity. Image: iStock

(...)-wide asteroid with Earth 65 million years ago wiped out the dinosaurs but a future collision with an even(...)

An artist’s impression (top) of an asteroid breaking up as it struck the moon (right) 3.8bn years ago, while below shows the projectile striking the moon to form the Imbrium Basin. Note the unusual grooved impact pattern. Image credit: Pete Schultz

(...) the Man in the Moon – was created when a massive asteroid more than 240km (150 miles) in diameter(...)

The early Earth was hit by a fast moving asteroid so large that its impact likely made the oceans boil.

The early Earth was hit by a fast moving asteroid so large that its impact likely made the(...)