Asteroid impacts

Something big Just hit Jupiter!

A remnant of an asteroid or comet just hit Jupiter, and it was seen by amateur and professional astronomers all…

1 year ago

Did a Comet Wipe out the Dinosaurs?

About 66 million years ago a massive chunk of rock slammed into Earth in what is the modern-day Yucatan Peninsula.…

2 years ago

That Explains a Lot. The Moon’s Largest Crater has a Chunk of Metal Embedded in it That’s 5 Times Bigger than the Big Island of Hawaii

One of the largest craters in the Solar System is on our Moon. It's called the South Pole-Aitken (SPA) basin…

3 years ago

Sorry Hollywood, it’s Going to Take a Lot More to Destroy an Asteroid

A new study from John Hopkins University has shown that blowing up asteroids might be harder than we thought.

4 years ago

Another Way to Search for Biosignatures of Alien Life. The Material Blasted out of Asteroid Impacts

According to a new study by an international team of researchers, a good way to look for signs on life…

4 years ago

There’s a Hard Rock Rain on the Moon, We Can See it From Earth

In the hopes of telling us more about Near-Earth Objects, the NELIOTA project has begun to study bright flashes on…

5 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 343: The Universe is Trying To Kill You!

We always say that the Universe is trying to kill you. But seriously... it wants you dead. The Bad Astronomer…

8 years ago