Meteorite

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
3.18.19
Oppy

NASA’s Mars Opportunity Rover Is Dead

Mission leads have not heard from Oppy since it was caught in a massive dust storm last June. On Wednesday, NASA announced that it had died.
Becky Ferreira
2.13.19
moon rocks

How an Ancient Rock Carrying Earth’s Oldest Known Crystals Ended Up on the Moon

"Big Bertha," a lunar rock that was picked up by Apollo 14 astronauts, originated on Earth 4.1 billion years ago, according to a new study.
Becky Ferreira
1.25.19
lunar eclipse

A Meteorite Crashed Into the 'Super Blood Wolf Moon'

It was the first time an impact has been captured on film during a total lunar eclipse.
Becky Ferreira
1.22.19
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
russia

Scientists Find a Quasicrystal from Outer Space in a Russian Meteorite

How does an impossible material with forbidden symmetries form in the scattered grains of a meteorite? There’s no simple answer.
Becky Ferreira
12.8.16
nasa

This Bizarre Meteorite May Be the First to Come From the Outer Solar System

Is this strange meteorite a fragment of a mysterious fifth gas giant?
Leif Johnson
8.14.16
Space

Indian Man May Be First Ever Confirmed Meteorite Death

There aren't many less likely ways to die, however.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.8.16
Motherboard Blog

How to Date 100 Million-Year-Old Seawater

Geologists are piecing together why Virginia's groundwater is so damn salty.
Ben Richmond
11.20.13
Motherboard Blog

So We Just Broke a Giant 4 Billion-Year-Old Meteorite Into 5 Pieces

What was forged when the Earth was just being born has been broken for our museums.
Ben Richmond
8.22.13
video

The Flaming Meteor that Terrified Russia and Injured Hundreds, as Seen on Stunning Dash Cam Videos

While the world waits for a giant asteroid to graze the orbits of our television satellites, the people of Central Russia were shocked early Friday morning by a mortality-shaking sort of astronomical spectacular.
ALEX PASTERNACK
2.15.13
Motherboard Blog

Meet Black Beauty, the Wettest Martian Rock

And Curiosity had nothing to do with its discovery.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
1.3.13