meteoroids

Bennu is Constantly Getting Sandblasted by Tiny Meteoroids

As soon as the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrived at asteroid Bennu in December 2018, there was a big surprise. Scientists expected…

2 weeks 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…

3 years ago

Potential Weekend Meteor Shower Will Pelt the Moon Too!

If the hoped-for meteor blast materializes this Friday night / Saturday morning (May 23-24) Earth won't be the only world getting…

6 years ago

Russian Fireball Inspires Journey into the World of Meteorites

A little more than week ago a 7,000 ton, 50-foot (15-meter) wide meteoroid made an unexpected visit over Russia to…

8 years ago

Infographic: What’s the Difference Between a Comet, Asteroid and Meteor?

With all the various space rocks flying by and into Earth last Friday, perhaps you’ve been wondering about the correct…

8 years ago

Keeping Astronauts Safe from Meteoroids

[/caption] About 100 tons of meteoroids bombard the Earth’s atmosphere every day. For spacecraft in Earth orbit, a collision with…

9 years ago