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UTA Planetarium

UTA Planetarium

Ask the Astronomer Q&A

Tag: "extinction"

  • Is the Earth in danger of being hit by a meteor in 2012?
  • The Earth has always been subject to impacts by comets and asteroids, although big hits are very rare. The last big impact was 65 million years ago, and that MAY have led to the extinction of the dinosaurs. Nothing is predicted to hit in 2012.

    (Tags:  2012  apocalypse  asteroid  dinosaurs  earth  extinction  meteor)