meteors

Venus is the Perfect Place to Count Meteors

Watching meteoroids enter the Earth’s atmosphere and streak across the sky as the visual spectacle known as meteors, it is…

4 weeks ago

The Oort Cloud Might be More Active Than We Thought

Astronomers have seen meteors strike the Earth on hyperbolic trajectories for decades; they would have escaped the Solar System if…

8 months ago

The Geminids Will be Peaking on December 14th. They’re Usually the Most Active Meteor Shower Every Year

Meteor showers are a great way to share a love of astronomy with those who might not be as familiar…

2 years ago

A Meteorite Recently Crashed Into Australia. A Drone Scoured the Area and Found it

Drones have become more and more ubiquitous in recent years.  From recently discovering the Endurance to participating in wars, drones…

2 years ago

Supercomputer Simulates What Happens When Meteors Strike the Atmosphere

In space, it’s almost always raining dust. Most of that dust is so small a microscope would have a hard…

3 years ago

3,600 Years ago, a 50-Meter-Wide Meteor Exploded in the Sky and Destroyed a City Near the Dead Sea

An archeological dig has uncovered evidence of a massive cosmic airburst event approximately 3,600 years ago that destroyed an entire…

3 years ago

The Tears of the Hero: Get Ready for the 2021 Perseid Meteors

A sure-fire summer shower, the Perseid meteors are set to put on a spectacular show this year.

3 years ago

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…

4 years 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 --…

4 years 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…

4 years ago