Meteorites

100-meter Asteroid Created a Strange Impact Event in Antarctica 430,000 Years Ago

The effects of ancient asteroid impacts on Earth are still evident from the variety of impact craters across our planet.…

2 days ago

The Surprising Discovery of Ceramic Chips Inside Meteorites Means There Were Wild Temperature Variations In the Early Solar System

Meteorites are excellent windows into early solar system formation.  Many were formed in the those early days, and unlike rocks…

2 months ago

Chinese Asteroid Mining Robot Due to Launch in November

Does it seem like science is catching up with science fiction? Sometimes it does. Especially when there's an announcement like…

7 months ago

Ancient Meteorites Can be Found Embedded in Rocks, Like Fossils

Comets visit the inner Solar System, and leave without saying goodbye. Maybe they leave a trail of dust behind, and…

9 months ago

A Group of Meteorites All Came From a Destroyed Planetesimal With a Magnetic Core

Before our Solar System had planets, it had planetesimals. Scientists think that most of the meteorites that have struck Earth…

9 months ago

Terrible Luck. The Only Person Ever Killed by a Meteorite – Back in 1888

What are your chances of getting smacked – and killed -- by a meteorite? One astronomer put the odds of…

12 months ago

Almost 800,000 Years Ago, an Enormous Meteorite Struck Earth. Now We Know Where.

20% of the surface of Earth's Eastern Hemisphere is littered with a certain kind of rock. Black, glossy blobs called…

1 year ago

A Distant Asteroid Collision Gave Earthly Biodiversity An Ancient Boost

About 466 million years ago, there was an asteroid collision in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The collision…

2 years ago

Metallic Asteroids Might Have Had Volcanoes Erupting Molten Iron. That’s So Metal

Remember the asteroid Psyche? It's the largest known asteroid in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. It's been in…

2 years ago

Bright Fireball Explodes Over Ontario, Meteorite Fragments Might Have Reached the Ground

A meteorite recently was spotted in the Great Lakes region and could have left fragments in the area around Bancroft,…

2 years ago