Meteor

10.4.19

A Mysterious 'Fireball' Was Spotted In Chile and Nobody Knows What It Was

A meteor? Space junk? Nobody knows, but officials investigated whether the mysterious object, or objects, started several fires.

6.17.19

Mysterious Clouds on Mars Formed by ‘Meteoric Smoke,’ Study Says

Scientists have identified a kind of cloud on Mars that has been neglected in past climate models.

3.18.19

A Meteor More Powerful Than 10 Atomic Bombs Exploded Over the Bering Sea

The December 18 fireball created the biggest airburst since the Chelyabinsk meteor of 2013.

9.21.18

These Electric Blue Clouds Are Made from Ice Crystals and Meteor Debris

NASA’s PMC Turbo mission captured new views of polar mesospheric clouds from a five-day balloon flight over the Arctic.

8.29.18

Watch This Giant Meteor Explode over an Australian Town

Photos make the meteor look like the moon, but it was actually a lump of rock "airbursting” in the upper atmosphere.

6.29.17

Watch a Supercomputer's Fever Dream of the Chelyabinsk Asteroid Flameout

Understanding the dynamics of asteroid airbursts will make us better prepared for them.

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5.3.17

Clouds of Colorful Ink Cover a Flower in Mesmerizing Macro Footage

A team of macro photography filmmakers experimented with ink in water and the result is breathtaking.

12.8.16

Scientists Find a Quasicrystal from Outer Space in a Russian Meteorite

How does an impossible material with forbidden symmetries form in the scattered grains of a meteorite? There’s no simple answer.

11.7.16

This Famous 1492 Meteorite Impact Was Interpreted as an Omen from God

A great stone fell out of the sky, triangular in shape, charred, the color of metallic ore, and accompanied by crashing thunder and lightning.”

1.13.16

NASA Has Opened a Planetary Defense Office to Protect Earth from Cosmic Collisions

Following a meteor "super-fireball" blast in 2013 and last year's "Halloween Asteroid" scare, the space agency has established an operation that aims to detect, track, and intercept astral bodies that threaten to hit the planet.

1.4.16

Feast Your Eyes on an Erotic Kaleidoscopic Music Video

Meteor's latest music video, edited by Martin Sek, marries art and softcore porn.

1.2.16

A Meteor Gave Spain a Fireworks Show on New Year’s Eve

An observatory captured the burn up of space dust bright enough to shine through the clouds.

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