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 →
Last week, a Norwegian man was skydiving, and a meteorite almost hit him! The cool thing about it is it was all caught on tape. Join Tara as she discusses how this rare occurrence will likely never happen again!
A meteorite from Mars has been studied up-close and scientists have detected tiny structures that could be interpreted as having a biological origin. 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.
In May 2012, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's low-resolution Context Camera spotted something different in the Martian landscape -- a fresh impact crater. Continue reading →
For only the second time in history, an asteroid has hit Earth that was discovered hours before impact. 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 →
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