Asteroid Samples May ‘Rewrite the Chemistry of the Solar System’

The flecks of rock were brought back to Earth by the Japanese space mission Hayabusa2 in December 2020.

#asteroids, #hayabusa2, #japan-aerospace-exploration-agency, #meteors-and-meteorites, #research, #ryugu, #science-journal, #solar-system, #space-and-astronomy

How to Watch Tau Herculids, a Potential New Meteor Shower

A comet’s breakup three decades ago could produce a seldom-seen meteor storm on Monday night. Or it could be a complete dud.

#comets, #content-type-service, #history-academic-subject, #meteors-and-meteorites, #research, #space-and-astronomy

Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower: How and When to Watch

Fireballs may light up the sky for those willing to stay up late and take in the show.

#comets, #content-type-service, #meteors-and-meteorites, #space-and-astronomy

Lyrid Meteor Shower: How and When to Watch

Fireballs may light up the sky for those willing to stay up late and take in the show.

#content-type-service, #meteors-and-meteorites, #space-and-astronomy

Military Memo Adds to Possible Interstellar Meteor Mystery

The U.S. Space Command seemed to confirm a claim that a meteor from outside the solar system had entered Earth’s atmosphere, but other scientists and NASA are still not convinced.

#asteroids, #astrophysical-journal-letters, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #loeb-abraham-1962, #meteors-and-meteorites, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #office-of-science-and-technology-policy, #papua-new-guinea, #satellites, #space-and-astronomy, #stars-and-galaxies, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-space-force

Shards of Asteroid That Killed the Dinosaurs May Have Been Found in Fossil Site

In a North Dakota deposit far from the Chicxulub crater in Mexico, remains of the rock from space were preserved within amber, a paleontologist says.

#asteroids, #dinosaurs, #fossils, #meteors-and-meteorites, #north-dakota, #paleontology, #pterosaurs, #research, #yucatan-peninsula-mexico

How a Tiny Asteroid Strike May Save Earthlings From City-Killing Space Rocks

An asteroid hunter detected the small object two hours before it crashed into the sea near Greenland, a sign of the growing sophistication of NASA’s planetary defense system.

#asteroids, #computers-and-the-internet, #greenland, #iceland, #jet-propulsion-laboratory, #meteors-and-meteorites, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #space-and-astronomy, #telescopes-and-observatories

The Dinosaur Age May Have Ended in Springtime

A new study examining fossils of fish suggests animals were wiped out by a massive meteor at a time when they were just emerging from hibernation and having offspring.

#dinosaurs, #earth, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fossils, #meteors-and-meteorites, #paleontology, #spring-season

Did a Meteor Explode Over Pittsburgh?

A meteor likely either “exploded or vaporized” over the city on Saturday, a meteorologist said, setting off a strong vibration that one resident likened to a “shock wave.”

#explosions-accidental, #meteors-and-meteorites, #national-weather-service, #pennsylvania, #pittsburgh-pa, #space-and-astronomy, #weather

How and Where to Watch the Quadrantid Meteor Shower and More That Peak in 2022

Find a dark place. Lay back, look up and see what the cosmos has to offer.

#asteroids, #comets, #content-type-service, #meteors-and-meteorites, #solar-system, #space-and-astronomy

Geminid Meteor Shower: How to Watch Its Peak in Night Skies

A picture from the meteor shower in 2020 highlights how brilliant this winter sky show can be.

#asteroids, #cameras, #content-type-service, #meteors-and-meteorites, #myhrvold-nathan, #photography, #solar-system, #space-and-astronomy

‘Don’t Look Up’ Nails the Media Apocalypse

With “Don’t Look Up,” Adam McKay makes a star-studded allegorical satire that shows the news media whistling past the climate-change graveyard.

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Leonids Meteor Shower 2021: Watch It Peak in Night Skies Overnight

If you’re willing to stay up into the early hours of Wednesday morning, you may get a chance to spot fireballs streaking across the sky.

#comets, #meteors-and-meteorites, #space-and-astronomy

Meteorite Crashes Through Ceiling and Lands on Woman’s Bed

After a fireball streaked through the Canadian sky, Ruth Hamilton, of British Columbia, found a 2.8-pound rock the size of a large man’s fist near her pillow.

#british-columbia-canada, #meteors-and-meteorites, #ruth-hamilton, #space-and-astronomy

Did a Meteor Explode Over New Hampshire? That May Explain the Boom.

Meteorologists said that a bolide, a type of large meteor explosion in the atmosphere, might have been the source of a disturbance that was widely reported on Sunday.

#massachusetts, #meteors-and-meteorites, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #national-earthquake-information-center, #national-weather-service, #new-england-states-us, #new-hampshire, #satellites, #space-and-astronomy, #united-states-geological-survey, #weather

Deflecting an Asteroid Before It Hits Earth May Take Multiple Bumps

After years of shooting meteorites with a special gun owned by NASA, researchers highlighted challenges for a preferred method of planetary defense.

#asteroids, #meteors-and-meteorites, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #space-and-astronomy

Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower 2021: When to Watch

Meteor showers can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to catch a glimpse.

#content-type-service, #meteors-and-meteorites

A 22-Million-Year Journey From the Asteroid Belt to Botswana

Astronomers reconstructed a space rock’s path before it exploded over southern Africa in 2018 and sprinkled the Kalahari with meteorites.

#asteroids, #botswana, #central-kalahari-game-reserve-botswana, #meteoriticsplanetary-science-journal, #meteors-and-meteorites, #research, #space-and-astronomy

Why Aren’t More Moon Craters Named for Women?

By drawing the small number of lunar craters named for women, an artist hopes to highlight women’s contributions to the sciences.

#art, #forget-bettina, #international-astronomical-union, #meteors-and-meteorites, #moon, #names-geographical, #science-and-technology, #space-and-astronomy, #women-and-girls

Lyrid Meteor Shower 2021: How to Watch

Meteor showers can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to catch a glimpse.

#content-type-service, #earth, #meteors-and-meteorites, #solar-system, #space-and-astronomy

The Latest Wrinkle in Crumple Theory

From studies of “geometric frustration,” scientists learn how paper folds under pressure.

#massachusetts-institute-of-technology, #mathematics, #meteors-and-meteorites, #nature-communications-journal, #origami, #physics, #your-feed-science

The Moon’s Comet-Like Tail Shoots Beams Around the Earth

“It almost seems like a magical thing,” said one of the astronomers involved in studying the lunar phenomenon.

#journal-of-geophysical-research-planets, #meteors-and-meteorites, #moon, #research, #space-and-astronomy, #telescopes-and-observatories

Meteor Streaks Like a Firework Across U.K. Night Sky

Those who looked up just before 10 p.m. on Sunday were treated to the sight of a fireball meteor.

#asteroids, #england, #great-britain, #meteors-and-meteorites, #scotland, #space-and-astronomy

A Winter Solstice, a Meteor Shower, Jupiter and Saturn Walk Into Your Night Sky

One day that has room for three distinct astronomical events.

#earth, #jupiter-planet, #meteors-and-meteorites, #saturn-planet, #seasons-and-months, #solar-system, #space-and-astronomy, #sun, #winter-season

Leonid Meteor Shower: Best Time to See and How to Watch

Meteor showers can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to catch a glimpse.

#content-type-service, #earth, #meteors-and-meteorites, #solar-system, #space-and-astronomy

Orionids Meteor Shower 2020: Watch It Peak in Night Skies

Meteor showers can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to catch a glimpse.

#comets, #content-type-service, #earth, #meteors-and-meteorites, #solar-system, #space-and-astronomy

Perseid Meteor Shower 2020: Watch It Peak Tonight

Meteor showers can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to catch a glimpse.

#comets, #content-type-service, #meteors-and-meteorites, #solar-system, #space-and-astronomy

Small Worlds With Lava Oceans Might Have Given Us Meteorites

Researchers propose a new model to explain the formation of most of the meteorites that make it to Earth.

#american-astronomical-society, #asteroids, #earth, #greenwood-james, #herbst-wiliam, #meteors-and-meteorites, #research, #solar-system, #space-and-astronomy

This NASA Mission May Cause an Artificial Meteor Shower

A study says the DART mission’s collision with an asteroid near Earth may liberate enough debris to reach Earth’s atmosphere.

#asteroids, #didymos, #double-asteroid-redirection-test-mission, #earth, #meteors-and-meteorites, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #research, #solar-system, #space-and-astronomy, #the-planetary-science-journal, #wiegert-paul

Eta Aquarids: Watch Halley’s Comet’s Meteor Shower Peak in Night Skies

Meteor showers can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to catch a glimpse.

#comets, #meteors-and-meteorites, #solar-system, #space-and-astronomy

Antarctica vs. Science

For researchers using delicate, one-of-a-kind equipment, the extreme conditions at the bottom of the planet pose special challenges.

#accidents-and-safety, #antarctic-regions, #engineering-and-engineers, #ice, #meteors-and-meteorites, #research, #science-and-technology, #south-pole, #your-feed-science