A Meteorite Crashed Into the 'Super Blood Wolf Moon'
It was the first time an impact has been captured on film during a total lunar eclipse.
The Most Unknown
What Baby Stars and Meteorites Can Tell Us About Our Solar System’s Past
Rachel Smith studies the birth of stars to better understand the origins of life on Earth, and perhaps elsewhere in the universe.
These Alien Diamonds Belonged to a Lost Mars-Sized World
Earth survived the solar system’s tumultuous infancy more or less intact. Other planets were not so lucky.
Pass the Salt
These Stunning Blue Alien Crystals Contain Water and Organic Molecules
Asteroids have been spitballing life juice at each other for billions of years, and we have the receipts.
Asteroids Started Out as Space Mud, a New Theory Suggests
This is weird.
The White House Plan to Defend Against Killer Asteroids Is Here
In one of its final acts, the Obama Administration released a report outlining how federal agencies should prepare for an 'Armageddon'-sized impact.
Like Dinosaurs, Meteorites Could Have Been Very Different Millions of Years Ago
Geologists discovered a new kind of meteorite they reckon could now be "extinct."
Comets, Meteors, and Other Space Phenomena Depicted Over 1,000 Years
From the Bayeux Tapestry to early American photography.
No One Can Explain This Giant Flaming Crater in the Woods Near My Parents’ House
NASA confirms that a meteorite didn’t start a giant brushfire in Bowie, Maryland. But who—or what—did?
I Met a Japanese Meteorite Dealer Who Believes in Space Healing
Hachiro Kageyama is an amateur astronomer with a massive predilection for meteorites.
Scientists Are Hunting for Preserved Meteorites in Antarctic Glaciers
While you could say the ice makes this a polar opposite to mummy hunting, there are actually a lot of similarities.
Methane Found in Crushed Martian Meteorites Suggests Mars Could Support Life
It's not evidence of life, but researchers have some thoughts on where we're most likely to find it.