Meteors

Video Shows a Meteoroid Skipping off Earth’s Atmosphere

Here’s something we don’t see very often: an Earth-grazing meteoroid. On September 22, 2020, a small space rock skipped through…

2 months ago

Completely Harmless Asteroid Almost Certainly Won’t Hit Earth Just Before the US Election

In a year of devastating wildfires, destructive derechos, early and active hurricanes, widespread social unrest, contentious politics and more --…

3 months ago

There Could be Meteors Traveling at a Fraction of the Speed of Light When They Hit the Atmosphere

According to a new study by a pair of Harvard astrophysicists, it is possible that meteors traveling close to the…

9 months ago

A Microorganism With a Taste for Meteorites Could Help us Understand the Formation of Life on Earth

A new study by a team astrobiologists shows how certain types of extreme bacteria thrive on meteors, which could reveal…

12 months ago

By Continuously Watching the Moon, we Could Detect Interstellar Meteorites

In a new study, a pair Harvard scientists calculated how often interstellar objects could collide with our Moon, and how…

1 year ago

1.2 billion years ago, a 1-km asteroid smashed into Scotland

New research by a team of UK scientists has located the site of the massive impact that took place in…

1 year ago

Astronomers Think a Meteor Came from Outside the Solar System

When 'Oumuamua was first detected on October 19th, 2017, astronomers were understandably confused about the nature of this strange object.…

2 years ago

Satellites Watched a Huge Fireball Explode Above the Bering Sea Late Last Year

NASA's Terra satellites recently spotted a fiery meteorite in Earth's atmosphere, which exploded above the Bering Sea.

2 years ago

A Meteor may have Exploded in the Air 3,700 Years Ago, Obliterating Communities Near the Dead Sea

A meteor that exploded in the air near the Dead Sea 3,700 years ago may have wiped out communities, killed…

2 years ago

See The Finest Sights Before You Die With “Wonders of the Night Sky”

Want to make sure you don't kick the bucket before seeing the best the night sky has to offer? Then…

3 years ago