Holy Cow, Another Crazy Meteor Caught on Russian Dashcam

Last night, yet another eye-searing blue meteor screamed across the dark Russian sky. Lucky for us, Russia is the land of dashcams, meaning that yet again, we get a driver's seat view of the phenomenon. How do you say "wow" in Russian? » 4/19/14 9:59am Today 9:59am

Risk of asteroid hitting Earth is ten times higher than we thought

This is frightening. Nature just published a study by astronomers who have reanalyzed and recalculated the estimate of asteroids that could hit Earth and it's a lot worse than we thought. Ten times worse. » 11/06/13 7:56pm 11/06/13 7:56pm

NASA Will Stream the Perseid Meteor Shower Live Until 3AM Tonight

Everyone’s favorite meteor shower, the Perseids, are expected to hit their dazzling peak over North America within the next two or three days. And even if you're surrounded by city lights, you'll have a front row seat. Tonight, NASA is streaming its first Perseid webcast, replete with cosmic debris, sky fireballs, and… » 8/10/13 6:00pm 8/10/13 6:00pm

Meteor Strike: The Complete Story of Russia's Cosmic Fireball

Thanks to the crazy prevalence of dash-cams in Russia, we got an amazing, multi-viewpoint look at last month's monster meteor strike just hours after it happened. But there's more to see than just the flashes in the sky. PBS's Nova dug in deep to figure out the details of the incident, and the disaster it could have… » 3/30/13 9:00pm 3/30/13 9:00pm

How Do Meteors Sound When They Shatter Against the Atmosphere?

Last weekend the Perseids hit all over Earth's atmosphere. A USAF Space Surveillance Radar in Texas recorded their sound as they passed by, disintegrating in a million pieces. They sound like alien spaceships. Or bloody Nazi UFOs. » 8/17/11 11:23am 8/17/11 11:23am