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1.2-Billion-Year-Old Crater Of Biggest Meteorite Collision In UK History Discovered Hidden In Scottish Coast

The site of the biggest meteorite crash in the United Kingdom has finally been found. It occurred 1.2 billion years ago, but scientists said the crater is remarkably well-preserved under the seabed.

Space June 10, 2019

Falling Meteor Breaks Up Over Australian Bay Releasing As Much Energy As 1.6 Kiloton Nuke

A meteor zipped across Australia's skies last week. According to a research center, the object entered the atmosphere with the force equal to 10 percent of the explosive yield of the Hiroshima nuclear bomb.

Space May 28, 2019

Meteor The Size Of A Small Car Lights Up Australian Sky

A bright meteor streaked through Australia this week and lit up the night sky. Despite its size and brightness, it is still considered quite small by NASA's standards.

Feature | Science May 24, 2019

Rare ‘Extraterrestrial Mud Ball’ Falls To Earth For The First Time In 50 Years

Cosmic clay streaked across the Costa Rica sky last April 23, falling to Earth in many pieces that scientists raced to collect. These rare carbonaceous chondrite meteorites can reveal incredible insights about the early solar system.

Space May 22, 2019

Meteor Streaking Through Chicago Caught On Camera

A meteor streaked through Chicago skies just before midnight last friday. Security cameras in several homes were able to capture the moment that the meteor flew past the suburbs.

Space May 11, 2019

NASA Is Building A Space Camera Watchdog That Will Seek Out Asteroid Threats

NEOCam had been proposed over 14 years ago, but it's still lacking funding to gain approval to launch. The last time the project received funding was in 2017.

Space April 24, 2019

Massive Green Fireball Seen From Vermont To South Carolina

The East Coast night sky was illuminated by a massive green fireball last Tuesday evening. The light was so intense that the lightning detector on a satellite detected it.

Space April 18, 2019

First Interstellar Meteor May Have Struck Earth Without Anyone Knowing

Scientists discover the first known interstellar object that collided with Earth. A meteor that slammed into the planet's atmosphere in 2014 is now found to have origins in another star system.

Space April 17, 2019

How to Make The Most Out Of April's Lyrid Meteor Shower

Scientists said that the peak of the Lyrid shower this year will take place during the early hours of April 23. Observers must view the shower somewhere with no light pollution.

Space April 17, 2019

Hundreds Witness Fireball Streaking Across Morning Sky In Southeastern United States

Hundreds witnessed the fireball that streaked over the morning sky in southeastern United States. So far, there are nearly 800 reports related to the sky event.

Space April 4, 2019

LOOK: Fireball Lights Up Florida Night Sky

A meteor exploding in the Earth's atmosphere was witnessed by several people in Florida over the weekend. The event appeared as a bright light streaking across the evening sky.

Space April 1, 2019

NASA Captures Image Of Massive Fireball Over Bering Sea

A meteor exploded over the Bering sea on Dec. 18, 2018. Amazingly, the instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft captured a true-color image of the meteor's passage after it exploded.

Space March 23, 2019

Red Bull Stunt Has LA Residents Fearing Falling 'Meteor'

A Red Bull stunt stunned LA residents when they mistook jumpers in winged suits and pyrotechnics as a meteor strike or even a UFO invasion. The event marked the company’s celebration for the last supermoon of 2019.

March 22, 2019

NASA Detects Asteroid Explosion 10 Times More Powerful Than Hiroshima Bomb

The third most powerful fireball in modern history exploded in Russia last December. This ball of fire unleashed energy that is 10 times greater than the "Little Boy".

Space March 20, 2019

Mysterious Light In Northern California Skies Was Likely Caused By A Meteor

What caused the mysterious light that baffled many residents of Northern California? Experts believe the likely answer is a meteor that caused a noctilucent cloud.

Space December 20, 2018

Meteor Explodes Above US Air Force Base In Greenland

A meteor exploded above the Thule Air Force base in Greenland on July 25. The base is home to intercontinental ballistic missile sensors that give warning in an instance when ICBMs were deployed against the United States.

Space August 8, 2018

Japan Is Trying To Develop Artificial Meteor Showers

Artificial meteor showers are coming. A Japanese startup wants to make on-demand shooting stars a thing by virtue of microsatellites that can act like meteors and burn up when they hit the atmosphere.

Space July 21, 2018

Hundreds Witness A Fireball Whooshing Across Central US

More than 200 reports about a fireball visible across the central United States were submitted to the American Meteor Society. Most of those who have reported seeing the fireball were people located in Iowa and Illinois.

Space July 10, 2018

Fragments Of Meteorites Possibly Recovered Off Washington Coast

The team scouring off the coast of Washington was positive that they recovered the fragments of the meteorite that crashed on March 7. A NASA scientist said it is the largest meteorite he has seen in 21 years.

Space July 4, 2018

Video Captures The Exact Moment A Bright Meteorite Lit Up The Night Sky In China

A meteorite flashed across the sky in Yunan district in China on June 1 around 9:41 at night. Scientists say it was a bolide, which is a very bright meteor.

Space June 3, 2018

Lyrids To Light Up April Skies, How To View The Oldest Meteor Shower?

Lyrids meteor shower, the oldest known meteor shower, has been around for 2,700 years. Between April 16 and 25, it will pass by the Earth and streak the sky with bright shooting stars.

Space April 15, 2018

Artificial Meteor Showers Will Soon Be Available For Under $40,000

The rich can now pay for their own meteor showers that will come in hues of orange, blue, or green. According to a report, the show will cost less than fireworks displays in Tokyo priced at around $40,000.

Space March 26, 2018

Planetary Field Researcher Finds 3 Space Rocks From Michigan Meteor

Dozens of space rock hunters flocked to Hamburg Township looking for meteorites worth thousands of dollars each. Unfortunately, not all of them know exactly where to look for extraterrestrial treasure.

Space January 19, 2018

Meteor Lights Up Night Sky Over Michigan, Visible From 5 US States And Canada

A meteor caused a loud explosion and a brilliant flash of light to occur in the night skies over Michigan on Jan. 16. The meteor was so intense that its brightness was seen from across five U.S. states including Canada.

Space January 18, 2018

Quadrantids To Peak This Week: When To See The First Meteor Shower Of 2018

Astronomers forecasted 2018 to open with a display of the Quadrantids, an annual meteor shower peaking this week. When and where is the best time to view this celestial event?

Space January 3, 2018

New Jersey Fireball Captured By Police Dash Cam Is Indeed A Meteor

A fireball streaking across the New Jersey sky was captured by a police dash cam. Now the American Meteor Society has confirmed that it's indeed a meteor.

Space December 10, 2017

WATCH: Meteor Lights Up Night Sky In Finland

A live stream of the aurora borealis became even more incredible when a meteor passed and lit up the night sky. Fireball events were also seen in Germany, France, and the United States.

Earth/Environment November 19, 2017

Is This Proof Of Aliens And UFOs? Bright Meteor Light Seen Across Phoenix Sky

A fireball was seen streaking across the sky of Phoenix on Tuesday night, fueling conspiracy theories that this could be evidence of aliens and UFOs. What do astronomers say?

Space November 16, 2017

New Study Shows Water-Rich History Of Mars

An original hydrogen-containing mineral was found in the Red Planet's meteorite. The found mineral shows the planet's possible water-rich history and exposes a potential breeding ground of life on its surface.

Space March 8, 2017

What Causes The Crackling Sounds Made By Meteors?

A team of scientists in New Mexico sought out to investigate what causes the crackling sounds made by meteors when they fall to Earth. Researchers suggest such a phenomenon may be created by light.

Space February 8, 2017

Asteroid Barely Missed Earth When It Flew By Closer Than The Moon On Monday

An asteroid about the same size as the Chelyabinsk meteor flew by Earth at a proximity equivalent to about half the distance between our planet and the moon. The space rock was discovered only two days before it whizzed by.

Space January 10, 2017

Massive Fireball Streaks Across East Coast, Seen From DC To Canada

The American Meteor Society received more than 700 reports after a massive fireball was observed streaking across the sky over the East Coast. Because of the huge number of eyewitnesses, the occurrence is hailed as one of the 'top 10 events of the year.'

Space October 6, 2016

Suspected Meteor Explodes Over Cyprus

Officials in Cyprus are investigating reports regarding a meteor streaking across the sky on Sept. 9. Eyewitnesses say the object's appearance was followed by a loud explosion and shaking of the ground.

Space September 10, 2016

Bizarre Meteorite - First Of Its Kind - Unearthed In Sweden

A quarry in Sweden is the resting place of a meteorite unlike any ever seen on Earth. What is the history and geology of this bizarre extinct meteorite?

Ancient June 16, 2016

Fireball That Passed Through Portland Night Sky Captured On Video

A police sergeant in Portland was spending a fairly normal Tuesday night at work when something incredible happened: a bright, burning object hurtled through the sky. Was it a meteor?

May 19, 2016

What Was Killing Off Dinosaurs Before The Giant Asteroid Hit?

Dinosaurs were in decline for tens of millions of years before the Earth was struck by an asteroid, ending their dominion over the planet. What was killing off dinosaurs near the end of their reign?

Animals April 19, 2016

Lyrid Meteor Shower: When And How To Watch

Everything you need to know about the annual Lyrid meteor shower, an astronomical feat waiting to happen sometime between April 16 and 25. The burst of Lyrids is a stellar phenomenon, an event worth to be witnessed.

Space April 14, 2016

Massive Meteor Blazes Across UK Skies On St Patrick's Day

On St. Patrick's Day, residents in the United Kingdom saw a massive meteor blazing across the sky. The meteor emitted a bluish-green light at around 3:16 a.m. GMT.

Space March 19, 2016

Earth Bombarded By Multiple Meteors 790,000 Years Ago, Researchers Find

Tektites tell the tale of a series of impacts that struck Earth 790,000 years before our own time. A new dating technique answers questions on their source, but also asks a vital question.

Space February 24, 2016

Giant Fireball Falls Over Atlantic But Almost No One Notices

A giant fireball crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, but it almost went unnoticed. The fireball was said to be the largest to hit Earth since the Chelyabinsk explosion.

Space February 23, 2016

Bright Light Streaks California, Nevada And Arizona Night Sky - What Was That?

The nature of the bright light that was visible from California, Nevada and Arizona recently was finally revealed. Calming rumors from social media, officials from the government declared that the mysterious light was not a UFO, an airplane or a meteor.

FUTURE TECH December 24, 2015

Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Nov. 18: Here's How And When To Watch

The Leonid meteor shower happens every year during the month of November. In this year's shower, spectators are advised to view its peak on Nov. 18 between midnight and dawn to prevent city lights from interfering with the view.

Space November 16, 2015

Mysterious Fireball Seen Over Georgia: Meteor, UFO, Or Space Junk?

A bright light seen streaking over Georgia on Monday was speculated as a UFO, meteorite and space junk. NASA finally confirmed what this bright and colorful object is.

Space June 30, 2015

Scientists Study What Happens Underground When Meteors Or Missiles Strike

Researchers used artificial soil and sand in order to simulate how missiles and meteors strike underground. High-speed cameras also made it possible to see what happens below the ground in slow motion.

Geek April 13, 2015

Largest Ever Meteorite Crater Discovered In Australian Outback: What Really Happened?

The largest asteroid impact zone in the world has been uncovered. When was it formed, and what mysteries about the feature remain to be answered?

March 23, 2015

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