Chelyabinsk

fireballs

A Meteor More Powerful Than 10 Atomic Bombs Exploded Over the Bering Sea

The December 18 fireball created the biggest airburst since the Chelyabinsk meteor of 2013.
Becky Ferreira
5 days ago
News

This Huge Asteroid Was Spotted Only One Day Before It Whizzed By Earth

It was the closest miss in recorded history.
Julian Morgans
4.17.18
Kaboom

Could We Actually Nuke an Asteroid to Save Earth?

How to use a human-made Doomsday device to defeat a universe-made Doomsday device.
Becky Ferreira
3.23.18
nasa

This Asteroid Hunter Is Tasked With Saving Earth from Killer Impacts

Lindley Johnson is NASA’s Planetary Defense Officer and in many ways, the fate of the Earth rests in his hands. But he’s not stressed about it.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.12.18
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
Features

The Underfunded, Disorganized Plan to Save Earth from the Next Giant Asteroid

Meet the interstellar warriors of Spaceguard.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.28.15
Motherboard Blog

An Asteroid Will Almost Hit the Earth Tonight

And you can watch it whiz by online.
Becky Ferreira
2.17.14
Motherboard Blog

The Most Detailed Analysis Yet of the Flaming Russian Meteor

Even more proof that dash-cam videos offer more than just road rage fails.
Lex Berko
11.6.13
Motherboard Blog

Amateur Videos of the Russian Meteorite Actually Helped Science

The Chelyabinsk meteorite was unexpected, but the digital age means we’re always ready to capture something interesting.
Amy Shira Teitel
2.26.13