WASHINGTON | Asteroids are smacking Earth twice as often as before

17Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

WASHINGTON  —Jan 17, 2019—Giant rocks from space are falling from the sky more than they used to, but don’t worry.

For the past 290 million years, large asteroids have been crashing into Earth more than twice as often as they did in the previous 700 million years, according to a new study in Thursday’s journal Science .
But no need to cast a wary glance up. Asteroids still only smack Earth on average every million or few million years, even with the increased crash rate.

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