The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter was hit by a meteoroid in 2014, and lived to tell the tale.
Did you find a meteorite? Probably not, but there are ways to tell.
Brace For Impact
When you think about the risks of a meteor impact with Earth, you might think the bigger the rock the bigger the danger. It turns out that’s only part of the story.
The Geminid meteor shower peaks tonight into Monday morning. If you have a chance, you should really check them out.
Why Do We Have Meteor Showers?
Why do shooting stars tend to occur in groups known as meteor showers?
It Came From Outer Space
The Murchison meteorite contains the building blocks of life, and they formed in outer space.
There’s new evidence that a large meteor impact occurred in Australia about 350 million years ago, but the findings are not without controversy.
Raindrops on Roses
There’s a new video showing water droplets striking a bed of small glass beads. The result appears similar to impact craters from meteorites. In some ways this might seem rather childish and unscientific. There’s a common science demonstration where marbles are dropped into sand or mud to show how impact craters form. But in fact more advanced studies of impact craters often use similar experiments, just with more precision.
I Got a Rock
This week a small box arrived at the house as you can see above. These particular meteorites are fragments from the Diablo meteor that hit Arizona about 50,000 years ago.
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