aug 272013
Chelyabinsk Meteorite had Previous Collision or Near Miss

  The Chelyabinsk meteorite either collided with another body in the Solar System or came too close to the Sun before it fell to Earth, according to research announced today (Tuesday 27th August) at the Goldschmidt conference in Florence. A fragment of the Chelyabinsk meteorite, showing the fusion crust — the result of a previous [continue reading]

feb 152013
Today's Meteorite in Russia Compared to the Tunguska Event

  The stunning burning-up of a meteor over Russia today, that unleashed a shockwave injuring hundreds of people, appears to be the country’s most dramatic cosmic experience since the historic Tunguska Event of June 1908. A hole in Chebarkul Lake made by meteorite debris. Photo by Chebarkul town head Andrey Orlov. Meteorite explosions in the [continue reading]