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 >>

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 >>

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 didn't see the Russian meteorite coming because telescopes couldn't see it, since it flew from the direction of the Sun. So what happened? Read More >>

The Only Woman Who Ever Got Hit By a Meteorite Survived

Imagine going about your day like the people in Russia only to be smacked against a wall by a meteorite's shockwave. That's already crazy. But imaging being in your home, napping on your couch and actually getting hit by an actual meteorite. That actually happened to Ann Hodges in 1954. She survived. Read More >>

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 >>

Russian Meteorite Exploded With "30 Times the Energy Released by the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb"

Following last week's meteorite explosion, scientists have finally had chance to sit down and figure out exactly what happened — and the results help explain why it shook Russia so hard. Read More >>

Here Is a Map That Shows Every Meteorite That Has Hit Earth Since 2300 BC

If we somehow get lucky and don't kill ourselves first, we're probably all going to die when a gigantic meteorite slams the crap out of our blue marble. Meteorites hit Earth more than you think! Since 2300 BC, you can see all the meteorites that have pockmarked Earth. Read More >>

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. Read More >>

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 >>

This Is the Russian Meteor Impact Site

Russian authorities claim to have found the impact sites of some of the fragments of the Chelyabinsk meteor, according to the RIA Novosti news agency. Two have been found near Chebarkul Lake—one of them pictured here. The other one is near Zlatoust, a town 80 kilometres north-west of Chelyabinsk. Read More >>

How Common Are Meteor Strikes?

A meteorite fall to Earth in Russia this morning — and the fall-out, including 500 causalities, is pretty bad. But you might not realise that giant space rocks crash into Earth all the time. Read More >>

I Really Want to Drink This Wine Aged with a 4.5 Billion-Year-Old Meteorite

I'm not that big a fan of the vino but I really want to drink the Cabernet Sauvignon from Ian Hutchinson's vineyard in Chile's Cachapoal Valley. Why? Well, for some reason, it's aged with an eight-centimetre, 4.5 billion years old meteor from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. SPACEWINE. Read More >>


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