Students examine a potential asteroid impact site. They describe evidence and theories for extinction events.
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Are All Asteroids' Surfaces the Same Age?
Did you know scientists can tell the age of an asteroid by looking closely at its craters? This final lesson of a six-part series focuses on two asteroids, Gaspra and Ida, in order to demonstrate the concept of dating asteroids. Scholars...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Is Space Trying to Kill Us?
Taking somewhat of a humorous, paranoid viewpoint, this video explores the question of whether or not space objects are likely to take us out. From asteroids, to the sun dying out, to the Milky Way's supermassive black hole, the...
4 mins 6th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable