Vredefort (South Africa)

Type: City
Name: Vredefort (South Africa)
Country: South Africa
Latitude: -27.01
Longitude: 27.379999
population: 10,649
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Africa's impact is one that even the dinosaurs would have seen coming

An artist’s rendering of an asteroid impacting Earth. Credit: NASA/Don Davis.The crater left by the infamous Chicxulub asteroid responsible for finishing off the dinosaurs about 65 million years ago, was more than 19 kilometers deep and 177 kilometers ... [Published Earth Magazine - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

SA key to finding life out there

"Life on Earth serves as a guide to find potentially habitable environments beyond Earth, and it's really just South Africa, and a little of Canada, Australia and Greenland, where you can find the earliest geological evidence of the origin of life," said ... [Published Times Live South Africa - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jun 12 2014 - Updated Jun 12 2014 - 1 reports

Asteroid strikes: Where have all the craters gone?

SOME 66m years ago Earth was hit by a space rock reckoned to have been 10km (six miles) across. The resulting chaos did for the dinosaurs and many other species, opening the way for the age of mammals—and ultimately humans. It also left a big hole in ... [Published The Economist - Science & Technology - Jun 12 2014]

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"It would initiate a revolution in biology - especially if we can find life in a world like Europa and look at what makes it tick. Is it based on the conventional tree of life - DNA, RNA and proteins . or is there some other game in town?"

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