Chelyabinsk

Last-Minute Defense Against an Asteroid That Could Obliterate it Before Impact

Gazing at the night sky can evoke a sense of wonder regarding humanity's place in the Universe. But that's not…

2 years ago

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.…

3 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 518: When the Universe tried to Declare War

We always say the Universe is trying to kill us. But there was this one time, when the Universe used…

5 years ago

Recovered Asteroid 2010 WC9 Set to Buzz the Earth Tomorrow

Incoming: The Earth-Moon system has company tonight. The Asteroid: Near Earth Asteroid 2010 WC9 is back. Discovered by the Catalina…

6 years ago

Why Does Siberia Get All the Cool Meteors?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fivTDW0EV1Q Children ice skating in Khakassia, Russia react to the fall of a bright fireball two nights ago on Dec.6…

7 years ago

Remembering the Vela Incident

36 years ago today, a strange event was detected over the Southern Indian Ocean that remains controversial. On September 22nd,…

8 years ago

This Is The Asteroid That Didn’t Hit Us

All right, sure – there are a lot of asteroids that don't hit us. And of course quite a few…

9 years ago

We are not Alone: Government Sensors Shed New Light on Asteroid Hazards

How hazardous are the thousands and millions of asteroids that surround the third rock from the Sun – Earth? Since…

9 years ago

Surprise: Earth Is Hit By a Lot More Asteroids Than You Thought

"The fact that none of these asteroid impacts shown in the video was detected in advance is proof that the…

10 years ago

Echoes of Chelyabinsk: Another Fireball Explodes Over Russia

Why does Russia seem to get so many bright meteors? Well at 6.6 million square miles it's by far the…

10 years ago