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On Curiosity's 640th day (or sol) on Mars, as it continued its long drive to the base of Aeolis Mons (a.k.a. Mount Sharp), the robot stumbled across a fairly hefty meteorite. Continue reading →
A well-known meteorite that was the first to be tracked by ground-based cameras as it blasted through the Earths atmosphere and quickly recovered at its Australian fall site has been identified as a geological oddity. Continue reading →
When aircraft carrier-sized asteroid HQ124 flew past Earth last weekend, astronomers were able to acquire the best images yet of any passing asteroid, by combining the power of radar telescopes located thousands of miles apart. Continue reading →
A new-found huge asteroid, nicknamed 'The Beast,' is expected zoom by Earth this weekend.
While camping out under some of the darkest skies in the U.S., photographer Gavin Heffernan captured the beautiful ionization trail of a Camelopardalid meteor. Continue reading →
On Friday night and early Saturday morning (May 23-24), Earth will plow through debris shed over the years by Comet 209P/LINEAR.
Fragments of the asteroid recovered after the powerful Feb. 15, 2013, airburst show it contained an unusual form of the mineral jadeite embedded in glassy structures known as shock veins. Continue reading →
The upcoming mission to lasso an asteroid could also reveal how to deflect Earth-bound space rocks.
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