Snow: It comes in all textures, consistencies, and shapes, but the color, at least, is remarkably consistent. But in Chelyabinsk, Russia, residents have been alarmed to see snow suddenly showing up in shades of baby blue. Just what's going on here?
When a 4.5 billion year old relic from the dawn of the solar system hurtled through the skies above the Russia in 2013, we all heard about it. Now after over a year of poking through bushes for lost fragments and analyzing data, we've got a good idea of what happened.
Es la quintaesencia del efecto mariposa. Dos asteroides chocan en algún rincón de nuestro Sistema Solar, y un meteorito siembra el pánico en Rusia 290 millones de años más tarde. Científicos de la Universidad Tohoku, en Japón, han analizado la composición geológica del meteorito de Chelyabinsk, y han podido determinar…
Nobody expected the giant meteor which exploded over Chelyabinsk in Russia last year—and according to new research, that might not change much in the coming years.
Apparently, the meteor that hit Chelyabinsk in last February transformed the locals into the most badass living creatures on Earth. Need to fire your cigarette? No problem, a 30 ton Hitachi caterpillar excavator can do the trick for you:
From slow-mo footage on YouTube to deep-space satellite imagery to weird washcloths on the International Space Station, this was a big year for beautiful science. Here for your visceral viewing pleasure are thirty-three of our favorite photos and videos from 2013.
The Russians keep hunting for fragments of the meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk earlier this year. This space boulder—the largest piece so far—has just been found by divers deep in the Chebarkul Lake, about 930 miles east of Moscow.
El meteorito de Chelyabinsk que cayó en Rusia en febrero de 2013 fue el mayor impacto sobre la superficie terrestre de los últimos cien años, pero lo peor es que quizá no venga solo. Si los cálculos publicados por dos investigadores españoles son correctos, el meteorito podría formar parte de una familia de otros 20…
Astronomers studying the dramatic Chelyabinsk meteor that exploded over Russia this past February now suspect that it was a fragment of a larger celestial body — and that upwards of 20 related asteroids may be on similar trajectories towards Earth.
It's been four days since an asteroid tore a hole in the sky over Chelyabinsk, scaring the crap out of the city's inhabitants and pretty much everyone else around the globe. Details are finally starting to emerge about this jaw-dropping incident, so we've prepared a round-up of the preliminary findings.
Last week, a meteor blew apart over Russia's Chelyabinsk region, generating a shockwave that injured hundreds and caused millions of dollars in damage. The disintegrating fireball strewed bits and pieces of itself over the country's Ural mountains, some of which researchers now claim to have recovered. But scientists…
Over a hundred people are injured after a meteor or meteors reportedly exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia this morning. Although there are no confirmed deaths, the full extent of the situation is still being assessed.