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A Rocket, a Meteor and the Milky Way, All in One Overwhelming Image

Pictures of rockets, meteors and the Milky Way are all amazing. But one with all three makes for an overwhelming image indeed. Read More >>

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Missing the Beautiful Perseid Meteor Shower Was Dumb of You

Look there were a lot of options. NASA streamed the shower with commentary, local astronomer associations were posting pictures, and there's always... what's that place? Oh right. Outside. You could have gone and watched. But no. It was a Saturday night and you were busy. Read More >>

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Some Olympic Gold Medalists Will Get Russia's Meteorite Medal Too

Winning a Gold Medal is one of the highest achievements in sports, the beautiful round medallion rewards years of hard work and confirms an athlete's status as the very best. Russia is going to sweeten the deal a bit in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics (no, they're not wrapping chocolate inside), extra medals that have pieces of the meteorite that crashed in Russia earlier this year will be given to the gold medal winners. Read More >>

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Apparently No One Noticed This Humongous Explosion on the Moon

A massive explosion, equivalent to five tonnes of TNT annihilating our satellite's surface, hit the poor Moon back in March. It created a bright flash that glowed like a 4th magnitude star, and could be seen by the naked eye, but apparently no one spotted it, until now. Read More >>

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Basically, No One in Russia Thought That Meteor Was a Meteor

Last month, a giant meteor exploded over Russia. Ground zero was the Ural city of Chelyabinsk, where 1500 people were injured and thousands of buildings were destroyed. About half the city's million people saw the meteor, but most of them didn't know it was a meteor at all. Read More >>

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Scientists Figured Out Where That Russian Meteor Came From

On February 15th, a meteor shook Russia as it entered the Earth's atmosphere above the Urals. Now, scientists believe they know where in the universe it came from. Read More >>

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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 freakin' scary. Read More >>

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Watch as Last Week's Asteroid Decides to Fly by Peacefully Instead of Destroying Us

That little, white pixelated bean spinning around above might look more like a bad '80s video game than the near-messenger of quick and devastating apocalypse, but that's what happens when you're taking shots 74,000 miles away from your subject. What you're seeing is, in fact, 2012 DA14 at a resolution of around 13 feet per pixel over an 8 hour period just as it was mercifully passing our beautiful space marble by on the evening of February 15. Read More >>

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What's the Difference Between an Asteroid and a Meteor?

Yesterday, we dealt with an asteroid and a meteor. The 2012 DA14 asteroid zipped past Earth and a meteor exploded over Russia. What the heck is the difference between an asteroid and a meteor? And a meteorite? And a meteoroid? Not too much, apparently! Read More >>

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Meteorite Explodes Over Russia, Panic Spreads

A meteorite has just exploded over Russia. This doesn't feel good when you know that a 150-foot asteroid is about to fly by Earth — and you read about the actual effects of an impact if astronomers' calculations are wrong. 250 people have been injured, according to the BBC. The videos we are collecting are incredible. Read More >>

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Did a Meteorite Really Kill a Woman and Destroy Some Buildings In Argentina?

Some media is reporting that a meteorite or a piece of a satellite struck a woman in Monte Grande, Buenos Aires, Argentina, killing her and injuring eight. Witnesses say that they saw a blue ball of fire striking a house: Read More >>

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