What’s better than a stop motion explainer on asteroids, comets, meteors, and meteorites? Nothing. Nothing is better.
A few days ago, we admired the cosmic beauty hidden inside of dull-looking meteorites. Scientists crack open these space rocks in the name of research, plenty of other meteorite enthusiasts do it for another reason—to make things out of what's inside. What sort of things? You name it.
Here's a bizarre milestone. On June 28, 1911, a meteorite fell over the outskirts of Alexandria, Egypt. The meteorite broke into several smaller rocks, one of which may have reduced a dog to a burnt smear.
More used to seeing rocks covered in grime after billions of years of floating around space, a team of astronomers at MIT are scratching their heads over a surprisingly pristine rock in Kuiper Belt, near Neptune.