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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…

2 days 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…

3 months 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…

6 months 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.…

8 months 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.

8 months 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…

1 year 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…

2 years ago

Meteors Explode from the Inside When They Reach the Atmosphere

A new study from Purdue University indicates that Earth's atmosphere will break up small meteoroids, which is good news for…

2 years ago

Comet Halley Plays Bit Part In Weekend Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower

Enjoy the wonder of seeing bits of Halley's Comet rain down as the Eta Aquariid meteors Saturday morning.

3 years ago

Start the Year With Spark: See the Quadrantid Meteor Shower

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to spend more time under the stars in 2017, you'll have motivation to…

3 years ago