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Near miss as scientists only spot huge asteroid after it had already buzzed Earth

Astronomers just spotted a hurtling space rock which could cause serious damage to our planet – but only after it had already passed Earth. The asteroid 2017 001 was only spotted three days after its closest approach – and is thought to be up to 250ft wide. While not enough to wipe out the human race, such asteroids can cause serious damage if they explode above inhabited...

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Bright lights and feelings of peace – why are so many near-death experiences so similar?

It’s not a myth – a lot of people who’ve got very close to clinical death do actually see ‘bright lights’ ahead, as well as a feeling of peace and disconnection from their own body. Belgian researchers analysed 154 near-death narratives from the International Association for Near-Death Studies and the Coma Science Group. The researchers found that many near-death experiences shared the same features – with 80% saying they felt peaceful and 69% seeing a bright...

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