On February 15, 2013, a small asteroid exploded over the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia. The shock wave from this explosion damaged thousands of buildings, and almost 1,500 people were injured by broken glass and other debris. Read more about it here: www.space.com/39251-on-this-day-in-space.html
Today is a historic day—one that will bring joy to the hundreds of millions of Pluto lovers around the globe. The International Astronomical Union (IAU), the body that is responsible for naming and classifying objects in the cosmos, has just announced that Pluto has been reclassified as a major pl...
Cosmic dust is all around us, and nearly 60 tons of it falls to Earth every day. What can we learn about the origins of our universe from these mighty specks?
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The story of the Bondoc mesosiderite is one of the most remarkable in meteorite history. Recovered by H.H. Nininger 40 miles from the nearest village in a remote part of the Philippines during the 1950s, the original, and only, mass weighed a staggering 1,955 pounds. At the time, it was the second largest stony-iron meteorite ever found. It took Nininger nearly four years to get the mass back to the United States, and its amazing journey included travel by bulldozer and river raft.
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