A meteorite is a solid piece of debris, from such sources as asteroids or comets, that originates in outer space and survives its impact with the Earth's surface. It is called a meteoroid before its i...
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‘Big as hell’ meteorite crashes into sea off Australian coast (VIDEO)
A meteorite thought to be one meter (3.3ft) in diameter and "bright like a shooting star" lit up the Queensland sky and produced a shuddering boom as it crashed into the sea off Australia. ...
Massive, Ancient Asteroid Crater may Provide Clues to Dinosaur Extinction
Scientists digging deep into the Gulf of Mexico say they have cracked into a crater, formed some 65 million years ago after a massive asteroid struck the earth. The 33-member team of scientists from a...
Dinosaur-killing asteroid to be drilled by scientists
Scientists plan to drill into the impact crater where an asteroid struck Earth 66 million years ago and killed the dinosaurs.
Nasa reports largest fireball since Chelyabinsk falls into Earth
The event took place on February 6 at 14:00 UTC when a meteoroid exploded in the air 620 miles (1,000km) off the coast of Brazil. It released energy equivalent to 13,000 tons of TNT.
Death by Meteorite? India Tragedy May Be 1st in Recorded History
If reports are true — that a meteorite killed a man in India — Saturday's event will be the first time a meteorite has killed a person on record.
Marijuana In Space – NASA Discovers THC On Meteorite Fragment
The team of researchers who analyzed hundreds of meteorite fragments in search of microbacterial data found the presence of Tetrahydrocannabinol in trace amounts, the principal psychoactive constituen...
World’s first double meteor impact found in Sweden
For the first time ever, Swedish scientists have discovered a double meteor impact from a fall that occurred hundreds of millions of years ago. Two meteoritic craters were found in just 16 kilometers ...
Meteor over Loch Ness: This is how the photographer captured the breath-taking picture
This stunning image of a shooting star is what award-winning photographs are made of – but the man behind the lens said capturing the sight was an "absolute fluke". John Alasdair Macdonald, a tour gui...
Meteorites Date Moon-Forming Impact Event
Through a combination of data analysis and numerical modeling work, researchers have found a record of the ancient Moon-forming giant impact observable in stony meteorites.
Largest-ever meteorite crater found in Australian outback
Scientists say underground 'scars' in central Australia mark the largest meteorite crater ever found Scientists have discovered two deep scars in the earth's crust in outback Australia that are believ...
Meteorite explodes over Bucharest Romania January 7, 2015
Watch a meteorite disintegration on Wednesday over the sky in Bucharest, Romania. The video was recorded by NXDATA-2 rooftop security camera.
Diamonds in Gold Country: California Meteorite Reveals Asteroid Secrets
A meteorite that crashed down in California's gold country is showing off treasures of a different sort: small diamonds that could tell scientists more about the insides of asteroids.
NASA Team Captures Hayabusa Spacecraft Reentry
A group of astronomers from NASA, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and other organizations had a front row seat to observe the Hayabusa spacecraft's fiery plunge into Earth's atmosphere. ...
The beautiful and mysterious Fukang pallasite meteorite
The enormous space rock was found in China's Xinjiang Province in 2000. Inside, translucent golden crystals gleam among a silvery honeycomb of nickel-iron.
The Last Massive Exploding Meteor Hit Earth in 1908, Leveling 800 Square Miles of Forest
In 1908, a meteor exploding in mid-air released the energy equivalent to "185 Hiroshima bombs"
Meteorite fall
Meteorite falls, also called observed falls, are meteorites collected after their fall from space was observed by people or automated devices. All other meteorites are called "finds". As of June 2012,...
Impact crater
An impact crater is an approximately circular depression in the surface of a planet, moon or other solid body in the Solar System, formed by the hypervelocity impact of a smaller body with the surface...
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Tunguska event
101°57′E / 60.917°N 101.950°E / 60.917; 101.950The Tunguska event was a large explosion, caused by an asteroid or comet, which occurred near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in...
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Vitim event
The 2002 Vitim event or Bodaybo event is believed to be an impact by a bolide in the Vitim River basin. It occurred near the town of Bodaybo in the Mamsko-Chuisky district of Irkutsk Oblast, Siberia, ...
Meteorite types
The ultimate goal of meteorite classification is to group all meteorite specimens that share a common origin on a single, identifiable parent body. This could be a planet, asteroid, Moon, or other cur...