meteorites

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
The Most Unknown

What Baby Stars and Meteorites Can Tell Us About Our Solar System’s Past

Rachel Smith studies the birth of stars to better understand the origins of life on Earth, and perhaps elsewhere in the universe.
Becky Ferreira
9.20.18
Bygone Planets

These Alien Diamonds Belonged to a Lost Mars-Sized World

Earth survived the solar system’s tumultuous infancy more or less intact. Other planets were not so lucky.
Becky Ferreira
4.17.18
Pass the Salt

These Stunning Blue Alien Crystals Contain Water and Organic Molecules

Asteroids have been spitballing life juice at each other for billions of years, and we have the receipts.
Becky Ferreira
1.10.18
space sludge

Asteroids Started Out as Space Mud, a New Theory Suggests

This is weird.
Kate Lunau
7.14.17
nasa

The White House Plan to Defend Against Killer Asteroids Is Here

In one of its final acts, the Obama Administration released a report outlining how federal agencies should prepare for an 'Armageddon'-sized impact.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.5.17
Sweden

Like Dinosaurs, Meteorites Could Have Been Very Different Millions of Years Ago

Geologists discovered a new kind of meteorite they reckon could now be "extinct."
Victoria Turk
6.14.16
comets

Comets, Meteors, and Other Space Phenomena Depicted Over 1,000 Years

From the Bayeux Tapestry to early American photography.
Sarah Emerson
6.7.16
nasa

No One Can Explain This Giant Flaming Crater in the Woods Near My Parents’ House

NASA confirms that a meteorite didn’t start a giant brushfire in Bowie, Maryland. But who—or what—did?
Jason Koebler
4.29.16
japan

I Met a Japanese Meteorite Dealer Who Believes in Space Healing

Hachiro Kageyama is an amateur astronomer with a massive predilection for meteorites.
Emiko Jozuka
1.25.16
nasa

Scientists Are Hunting for Preserved Meteorites in Antarctic Glaciers

While you could say the ice makes this a polar opposite to mummy hunting, there are actually a lot of similarities.
Clinton Nguyen
12.10.15
News

Methane Found in Crushed Martian Meteorites Suggests Mars Could Support Life

It's not evidence of life, but researchers have some thoughts on where we're most likely to find it.
Matthew Braga
6.16.15
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