Meteor

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
Tech

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
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
video

The 'Tunguska Event' Flattened 600 Square Miles of Forest

It was the biggest impact event in living memory, and we’re due for another in 200 years.
Rachel Pick
8.18.15
Space

NASA's Meteor Cam Caught a Hell of a Fireball Over Alabama

File under "last things seen before death."
Michael Byrne
8.6.14
Gaming

NES Cartridges Become The Canvases For Video Game Art

My Famicase Exhibition showcases custom-made NES cartridge labels designed for fictional games.
Kevin Holmes
5.21.14
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