Meteor

tech-science

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.
Becky Ferreira
6.17.19
fireballs

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.
Becky Ferreira
3.18.19
clouds

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.
Becky Ferreira
9.21.18
Australia Today

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.
Gavin Butler
8.29.18
space rocks

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

Understanding the dynamics of asteroid airbursts will make us better prepared for them.
Becky Ferreira
6.29.17
Art

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.
Nathaniel Ainley
5.3.17
Motherboard

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.
Becky Ferreira
12.8.16
rock

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.”
Becky Ferreira
11.7.16
nasa

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.
John Dyer
1.13.16
Music

Feast Your Eyes on an Erotic Kaleidoscopic Music Video

Meteor's latest music video, edited by Martin Sek, marries art and softcore porn.
Lisa Burek
1.4.16
Space

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.
John Wenz
1.2.16
Space

Video Shows Exploding Meteor Turning the Skies Green in Thailand

When the sky turned green over Thailand, people immediately flocked to Twitter: Was it a meteor, a shooting star, or maybe aliens from a Korean tv show?
Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn
11.2.15
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