Russia

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

Astronomy Cast Ep. 334: Chelyabinsk

Around this time last year a space rock crashed into the Earth above Chelyabinsk, Russia. It brightened the skies for…

10 years ago

Russian Rocket Fails During Launch, Explodes After Liftoff

At 2:38 UTC Tuesday morning (local time) a Russian Proton-M heavy lift rocket carrying three¬†GLONASS navigation/positioning satellites exploded shortly after…

11 years ago

Claims of Tunguska Meteorite Fragments “Ridiculous,” Scientist Says

Last week, Russian researcher Andrei Zlobin announced that stony fragments collected from a riverbed in 1988 are "probably Tunguska meteorites,"…

11 years ago

Soviet Lander Spotted by Mars Orbiter

On May 28, 1971, the Soviet Union launched the Mars 3 mission which, like its previously-launched and ill-fated sibling Mars…

11 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout, Feb. 15, 2013: Space Rocks Edition

We interrupt your regular Weekly Space Hangout with this extra special edition to cover to the two asteroid-related events: the…

11 years ago

Meteor Blast Rocks Russia

This just in: reports of bright meteors and loud explosions have been coming from Russia, with the incredible video above…

11 years ago

Russia’s Soyuz Spacecraft: 46 Years and Still Soaring High

In just a couple of days a Soyuz rocket will lift off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, carrying¬†NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn,…

11 years ago

Exploded Rocket Fragments Could Endanger ISS and Future Missions

The International Space Station will have to look out for new debris from an exploded Russian rocket (NASA image) Traveling…

11 years ago