meteorite

NASA Explains What Exploded Over Russia

Here is the definitive video from NASA about what happened over Russia earlier this month. It’s interesting because though we had pegged the asteroid 2012 DA14 to pass us by, we never saw the Russian meteorite coming because telescopes couldn’t see it since it flew from the direction of the sun. So what happened?


What The Russian Meteorite's Shockwave Really Felt Like On The Ground

As we get to know more and more about how powerful the meteorite that exploded over Russia really was, something still gets lost in translation. This video makes it abundantly clear how strong the blast was. The footage is collected from different locations throughout the Chelyabinsk city and shows how it really felt on the ground. The boom is pretty freaking scary.


Russia's Meteorite Explosion Was 'Heard' Half-Way Around The World

A big ol’ meteroite exploded over Russia last Friday, and while the shock waves that shot across the internet were definitely strong, the ones that shot through the atmosphere were pretty impressive too. The blast was loud enough for infrasound sensors as far as half-a-world away to hear.


What's The Difference Between An Asteroid And A Meteor?

The other day we dealt with an asteroid and a meteor. The 2012 DA14 asteroid zipped passed Earth today and a meteor exploded over in Russia. What the heck is the difference between an asteroid and a meteor? And a meteorite? And a meteoroid? Not too much, apparently!


Watch This Giant Meteorite Fly Over Russia...You Won't Believe Its Sound

In an unexpected move, space seems to be putting on a matinee show for Earth ahead of the tomorrow’s 4:30am (AEDT) fly-by of the asteroid code-named 2012 DA14, with a giant goddamn meteorite streaking across the sky in Russia this morning before crashing to Earth with a furious bang. Watch the incredible video here.


A Meteorite Didn't Start Today's Six Alarm Fire In San Francisco

Twitter is going insane with talk of a meteorite possibly causing today’s fire in San Francisco’s Western Addition. It’s all based on a blurry (they’re always burry) photograph. Guess, what, that didn’t happen.


Boy Survives 30,000 Mph Meteorite Impact

This 14-year-old boy is Gerrit Blank, and he is probably smiling because he survived a 30,000 mph meteorite hit. His tale—confirmed by scientists at Germany’s Walter Hohmann Observatory—seems like the genesis of a superhero: