On Saturday, a luckless bus driver died in a mysterious explosion in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. His death took on added significance when local officials declared that the man was killed by a meteorite.
What’s better than a stop motion explainer on asteroids, comets, meteors, and meteorites? Nothing. Nothing is better.
Back in October 2012, a meteorite whizzed through our atmosphere and broke up in a dazzling display over California. One particular fragment, embedded in the roof of a house, was recovered by NASA for study. Now NASA is ready to reveal a bit more about the meteorite, which was likely formed in the same collision that…
At a pink limestone quarry in Sweden, finding meteorite is no big deal—workers have found 101 of them in the past 20 years. But a new space rock discovery has scientists scratching their heads. The meteorite is of a class that's never before been seen, and it may hold a key to the explosion of life on Earth nearly 500…
Winning a gold medal is one of the highest achievements in sports, the beautiful round medallion rewards years of hard work and confirms an athlete's status as the very best. Russia is going to sweeten the deal a bit in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics (no, they're not wrapping chocolate inside), with extra medals that…
At around 8 o'clock tonight, a meteor that's been described as "huuuuge green" and "very bright" and "blueish" and "glowing green" and "pretty big" and "very slow and bright green" was spotted across the east coast of the United States from NYC to DC to Baltimore to West Virginia to Boston and basically any big city…
On February 15th, a meteor shook Russia as it entered the Earth's atmosphere above the Urals. Now, scientists believe they know where in the universe it came from.
Here is the definitive video from NASA about what happened over Russia earlier this month. It's interesting because though we had pegged the asteroid 2012 DA14 to pass us by, we never saw the Russian meteorite coming because telescopes couldn't see it since it flew from the direction of the sun. So what happened?
Imagine going about your day like the people in Russia only to be smacked against a wall by a meteorite's shockwave. That's already crazy. But imaging being in your home, napping on your couch and actually getting hit by an actual meteorite. That actually happened to Ann Hodges in 1954. She survived.
As we get to know more and more about how powerful the meteorite that exploded over Russia really was, something still gets lost in translation. This video makes it abundantly clear how strong the blast was. The footage is collected from different locations throughout the Chelyabinsk city and shows how it really…
Following last week's meteorite explosion, scientists have finally had chance to sit down and figure out exactly what happened—and the results help explain why it shook Russia so hard.
If we somehow get lucky and don't kill ourselves first, we're probably all going to die when a gigantic meteorite slams the crap out of our blue marble. Meteorites hit Earth more than you think! Since 2300 BC, you can see all the meteorites that have pockmarked Earth.
Russian authorities claim to have found the impact sites of some of the fragments of the Chelyabinsk meteor, according to the RIA Novosti news agency. Two have been found near Chebarkul Lake—one of them pictured here. The other one is near Zlatoust, a town 80 kilometers northwest of Chelyabinsk.
A meteorite has fallen to Earth in Russia overnight—and the fall-out, including 500 causalities, is pretty bad. But you might not realize that giant space rocks crash into Earth all the time.
A meteorite has just exploded over Russia. This doesn't feel good when you know that a 150-foot asteroid is about to fly by Earth—and you read about the actual effects of an impact if astronomers' calculations are wrong. The Guardian is reporting that 474 people have been injured.
I'm not that big a fan of the vino but I really want to drink the Cabernet Sauvignon from Ian Hutchinson's vineyard in Chile's Cachapoal Valley. Why? Well, for some reason, it's aged with a three-inch, 4.5 billion years old meteor from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. SPACEWINE.