We’ve all heard the story of what happened on the day the dinosaurs died, right? Well, we thought we had. Turns out, high-powered ballistics experiments, fancy computer algorithms, and good old-fashioned ancient geology have given us a shocking new version of the events on that day, 66 million years ago. It’s a new theory that is so scarily precise — and hot — it’s terrifying and nearly unimaginable. Check it out:

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  • NLSI’s CCLDAS Team Building Dust Accelerator

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    CCLDAS supports experimental facilities for carrying out small-scale, dusty plasma experiments.

    The moon’s fine dust, the result of millions of years of meteoritic bombardment, is highly electrostatically charged because of its exposure to the solar wind, UV radiation, and magnetospheric plasmas. Charged lunar dust moves in all directions, is lofted many kilometers above the lunar surface and sticks to anything it comes in contact with, creating challenges for instrument programs and human exploration of the moon.

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Five nations have placed scientific spacecraft in orbit around the Moon: U.S., U.S.S.R (now Russia), Japan, China, and India.

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