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 →
On Feb. 15, 2013, during the morning commute in the skies over Chelyabinsk, Russia, modern civilization has a ringside view of what it's like to be hit by a violent cosmic event.
For only the second time in history, an asteroid has hit Earth that was discovered hours before impact. Continue reading →
A new mathematical simulation visually reproduces how the Chelyabinsk meteor carved a two-tongued tail in the sky. Continue reading →
Meteor strikes like the one that rocked the Russian city of Chelyabinsk on Feb. 15 probably happen far more frequently than previously believed -- up to 10 times more frequent. Continue reading →
The Chelyabinsk meteor blast provided scientists with a trove of rare data. What they learned might make you duck and cover. Continue reading →
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