As Meteorites Slice Through the Atmosphere, They’re Sculpted Into Cones

A new study reveals why many meteors, when they enter Earth's atmosphere, become cone-shaped as they heat up.

5 years ago

470 Million Year Old Meteorite Discovered In Swedish Quarry

A fossilized meteorite from a quarry in Sweden is a new type of space rock that's different from other meteors.

8 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 416: Fireballs from Space!

Every now and then we look up and see bright fiery balls falling from the sky. Don't panic, these are…

8 years ago

2016 Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower Peaks May 5-6

If you notice a rise in meteors before dawn now through the weekend, you're not imagining things. It's the annual…

8 years ago

‘Explody’ Taurid Meteors Produce Persistent Trains

“The landscape was just at the verge of trying to silently explode with vibrant colors of red, gold and oranges,”…

9 years ago

Stunning, Majestic New Timelapse from King’s Canyon and Sequoia National Parks

Shooting the night sky from an area filled with canyons and towering trees might sound like a challenge, but Gavin…

10 years ago

Surprise! Fireballs Light up the Radio Sky, Hinting at Unexplored Physics

At any given moment, it seems, the sky is sizzling with celestial phenomena waiting to be stumbled upon. New research…

10 years ago

Camelopardalid Meteor Shower Skimpy but Sweet

So how were the 'Cams' by you? Based on a few reports via e-mail and my own vigil of two…

10 years ago

Dashcams, Tweets Show Bright Daytime Fireball Over Ontario, Canada on May 4

A rare daylight meteor streaked across the skies over southern Ontario, Canada and the U.S. Northeast during the afternoon of…

10 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – April 25, 2014: Asteroids, ISS Repairs & an Annular Eclipse

Host: Fraser Cain Guests: Morgan Rehnberg, Brian Koberlein, David Dickinson, Jason Major This Week's Stories: Morgan Rehnberg ( / @cosmic_chatter):…

10 years ago