Asteroid approaching Earth, artwork

Asteroid approaching Earth, artwork

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Credit: DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Asteroid approaching Earth. Artwork of an asteroid (lower right) approaching the Earth. The Sun is flaring at upper left during a sunrise from space against a background of stars and the Milky Way (lower left). The visible side of the Earth shows North America and city lights shining at night. Large asteroids impacting the Earth can cause mass loss of life. As asteroid impact 65 million years ago is thought to have caused the extinction of the dinosaurs, and similar asteroids will hit the Earth in the future.

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