Meteors

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
nasa

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.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.5.17
Photography

An Amateur’s Guide to Taking Photos of the Perseid Meteor Shower

Never tried taking pictures of the night sky before? Here are some basics to get you started with a DSLR and some enthusiasm.
Victoria Turk
8.10.16
Stuff

How Scared Should I Be of Meteors?

The galaxy is teeming with rocks that don't care if we all die. This bothers me a little.
Mike Pearl
8.3.16
comets

Comets, Meteors, and Other Space Phenomena Depicted Over 1,000 Years

From the Bayeux Tapestry to early American photography.
Sarah Emerson
6.7.16
waves

Mars Was Once Home to 400-Foot-High Waves Caused by Meteor Impacts

Mars had some pretty epic surfing conditions back in the day.
Becky Ferreira
5.19.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Turns Out a Meteor Just Finished Off the Dinosaurs. They Were Already Fucked

If you were a dinosaur in the late Cretaceous period, the last thing you needed was a meteor.
Mike Pearl
4.18.16
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
Photos

The Best Photos from Last Night’s Perseid Meteor Shower Peak

The Perseids were especially stunning this year thanks to a dim Moon.
Becky Ferreira
8.13.15
nasa

Your Guide to Watching the Perseids Meteor Shower Tonight

All across the night sky, streaks of light will appear.
John Wenz
8.12.15
video

Some Filmmakers Accidentally Captured an Exploding Meteor in Timelapse Footage

Watch them zoom in and enhance.
Rachel Pick
7.24.15
the Earth Died Screaming Issue

The Sluggish Race to Guard the Earth Against Meteors

In the last two decades NASA reported nearly 600 exploding meteorites, many as large as 60 feet, rattling the thermosphere like dynamite. Is anyone worried about that?
Rory Tolan
5.22.15
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