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Earth may be in the middle of a giant asteroid spike

Earth may be in the middle of a giant asteroid spike Like a motorcycle windshield splattering bugs on the highway, Earth’s atmosphere is constantly deflecting tiny bits of extraterrestrial rock, dust and other space garbage that get in the way of our planet’s 67,000-mph (107,000 km/h) joyride. Occasionally, that debris breaks through – as it did 66 million years ago, when an asteroid the size of Manhattan crashed into the Gulf of Mexico and killed the dinosaurs. That impact was…

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