Out of the thousands of craters scarring the face of Mars, one has emerged as the likely source of most of the Martian meteorites that have been recovered on Earth.
Our solar system may be well over 4.6 billion years old but it's still a very active place, and in case you'd somehow forgotten that fact here's a video of our very own lovely moon getting hit by a meteorite traveling at 38,000 mph. 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.
The Quadrantid meteor shower will peak in North America while the sun is still out.
NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) is back in the business of tracking down near-Earth objects after a two-year sabbatical. Continue reading →
One of the best meteor showers of the year is set to put on a performance tonight, but if you can't catch the cosmic display in person, you can watch it live online.
This weekend's Leonid meteor shower will be hard to catch.
A bright meteor has caused a stir in California, likely originating from the Taurid meteor shower that has caused other sightings across the U.S. Continue reading →
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