Japan start-up planning to sell “shooting stars on demand” launched their first satellite

No word on how much one of these shows will cost just yet.

What’s the difference between an asteroid and a meteorite?

The meteorite only lives as it is falling.

Scientists find huge 19-mile impact crater under Greenland’s ice sheet

A meteorite might have slammed into the island as early as 12,000 years ago.

Unique 4.6-billion-year-old meteorite is a remnant of the early solar system

It’s older than Earth itself!

Most objects in the asteroid belt come from a handful of wrecked ancient planets

Asteroids have families too.

Life bounced back quickly at the famed dinosaur-ending asteroid impact site

We don’t know much about how life bounces back after such a dramatic event.

A Martian puzzle: is this a supervolcano or an impact crater?

New images may be posing more questions than they answer.

NASA is taking a Martian meteorite back home — for calibration purposes

The meteorite will be used in NASA’s ambitious Mars 2020 mission.

Find a 2.2-pound-chunk of the Michigan meteorite and you can win $20,000

It’s raining money. Incandescent, rocky money.

Meteorites carrying both water and organic compounds point to an ocean world “seeding life” in the universe

Why spread your seed across the Earth when you can spread it across space?

Strange interstellar stone discovered in Egypt is like nothing else found in the solar system

A unique cosmic stone challenges what we know about how the solar system formed.

A bright green meteor lit up the US’ skies on Monday, and security cameras picked it up

They’re the modern watchers on the wall.

Curiosity finds weird metallic meteorite on Mars

While taking its usual stroll on Mars, the Curiosity Rover found something unexpected: a dark, smooth meteorite.

Second largest meteorite in the world, a 30-tonne monster, unearthed in Argentina

This puppy must have made some damage.

AstroPicture of the Day: Moonless Meteors and the Milky Way

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

Have geologists discovered all the big craters on Earth?

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.

Meteorites Not Responsible For Building Solar System, Study Finds

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.

The Woman who was struck by a meteorite

The Sylacauga meteorite fell on November 30, 1954, at 14:46 local time (18:46 UT) in Oak Grove, Alabama, near Sylacauga. However, the meteorite is often called the Hodges meteorite – because it struck Ann Hodges, who became the first person confirmed to be hit by a meteorite.

Skydiver nearly struck by meteor, catches it all on film

Anders Helstrup and several other members of Oslo Parachute Club were expecting a good time, and no major events when they went skydiving in Hedmark, Norway. They most certainly weren’t expecting a meteor swooping by past them. This is the first time in history that a meteorite has been filmed in the air after its light goes out. Thankfully, no

Largest lunar impact ever recorded

A piece of rock traveling at at 61,000 km/h punched a crater 40 metres wide on the surface of the Moon, producing a flash that could be seen from Earth. I feel like Hollywood can ruin your expectations when talking about huge meteoritic impacts – we’re dealing with a meteorite here that’s way smaller than a car, weighing 400 kg;