Every 35 million years, the Solar System passes through this 'dark disk', leading us to ask "did dark matter kill the dinosaurs?" Elizabeth Gibney discusses the possibility and delves into the findings: http://bit.ly/1isvhHY
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Standing some 300 metres high and tens of miles long, the constructions would act like artificial hills, slowing and softening the blow: http://bbc.in/1k9R4la
Image: Justin Hobson
This year, Geology for Global Development are attending. Let them know your questions and they'll put them to the panel: http://bit.ly/1cAt4I4 #EGUblogs
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Image: Alexis Merlaud
Sara Mynott (EGU Communications Officer) EGU Executive Office Luisenstrasse 37 80333 Munich Germany
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