That’s pretty metal.
It’s one of the oldest meteorite impacts ever discovered.
Duck and cover!
No word on how much one of these shows will cost just yet.
The meteorite only lives as it is falling.
A meteorite might have slammed into the island as early as 12,000 years ago.
It’s older than Earth itself!
Asteroids have families too.
We don’t know much about how life bounces back after such a dramatic event.
New images may be posing more questions than they answer.
The meteorite will be used in NASA’s ambitious Mars 2020 mission.
It’s raining money. Incandescent, rocky money.
Why spread your seed across the Earth when you can spread it across space?
A unique cosmic stone challenges what we know about how the solar system formed.
They’re the modern watchers on the wall.
While taking its usual stroll on Mars, the Curiosity Rover found something unexpected: a dark, smooth meteorite.
This puppy must have made some damage.
All APODs are spectacular in their own way – but every once in a while, there’s one that’s just amazing. This is the case with Petr Horálek‘s picture of the Perseids. “The Perseid meteor shower last occurred near a New Moon in 2013. That’s when the exposures used to construct this image were made, under dark, moonless skies from Hvar Island
Mars has over 250,000 craters created by asteroid impacts, the Moon has millions – too many to count. But the Earth has an atmosphere, which means we’re protected against most threats and we have much to be thankful for. But even the craters that we do have are constantly eroded by wind and water, so finding and identifying them is quite a challenge.
For decades, astronomers have believed that meteorites are the building blocks of our solar system – the lego blocks for planets. But a new study from scientists at MIT and Purdue University suggests that this may not be the case after all – and we’ve given meteorites too much credit.