Meteors

Meteor Hits New Mexico

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Tech

A meteor has been caught on camera burning up in the atmosphere above New Mexico. The video was recorded on March 6th, 2014, near the town of Lamy....

WATCH: Huge Asteroid Passes Between Earth And Moon

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Tech

Heads up - another asteroid just flew over the Earth. Asteroid 2014 DX110 passed above our heads from a distance of about 217,000 miles. That s...

WATCH: Massive Moon Meteor Strike Visible From Earth

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Tech

A massive meteor which struck the Moon at more than 37,500 miles-per-hour was caught on video. The asteroid hit the Moon back in September, created...

WATCH: This Is What 100,000 Asteroids Look Like As They Orbit The Sun

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Tech

This is our Solar System. Those things flying around it are asteroids. And yes, you should be scared. This new animation is the work of a group...

You Really Don't Want To Know How Bad We Are At Spotting Asteroids

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Tech

Today in terrifying news about our total inability to spot incoming asteroids, we have a reality check for you. For while the existence of reassuri...

How Much Would You Pay For This 4.6 Billion-Year-Old Rock?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

How much would you pay for this? What about if we told you it's 4.6 billion years old - about as ancient as the Earth and came from space? That ...

Russian Meteorite Recovered?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

A half-ton rock pulled out of a lake in Russia might be a chunk of the meteorite which exploded over Chelyabinsk earlier this year. Scientists said...

Russian Astronomers Claim An Asteroid Just Narrowly Missed Hitting Earth

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Tech

Russian researchers claim to have spotted an asteroid pass narrowly above the Earth, unbeknownst to astronomers. The asteroid was reported to be si...

Meteor Impact 'Triggered Dawn Of Civilisation'

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Tech

Hollywood loves to point out the likelihood that a meteor will end up destroying civilisation. But it turns out that a meteor might have caused it to ...

WATCH: Meteor Explodes Above Earth During Perseid Shower

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Tech

Last week's meteor shower resulted in some amazing images, and a lot of beautiful evenings under the night sky for astronomers. But if you missed ...

WATCH: Nasa Spots Fireball In The Sky Ahead Of Massive Meteor Shower

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Tech

Astronomers - and virtually anyone with a decent telescope and a view of the right bit of the sky - are looking forward to the annual Perseid meteor s...

Nasa Announces 'Grand Challenge' To Save The World From Deadly Asteroids

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa has a new Grand Challenge: save the world. From asteroids. The space agency is already working with astronomers around the world to find an...

Near-Earth Asteroid Is 'Entirely New Beast'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Tech

An asteroid nine-times the size of an ocean liner that flew past us on a "near-Earth" trajectory last month is an entirely new type of space rock, sci...

Massive Near-Earth Asteroid 'Has Its Own Moon'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Tech

A massive asteroid currently flying past the Earth has its own moon, Nasa has said. Asteroid 1998 QE2 is about 2.7 kilometres in diameter - about t...

European Space Agency Opens Centre To Watch For Deadly Asteroids

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Tech

The European Space Agency has official inaugurated a centre to give early warnings in the event of a dangerous asteroid or meteor on a collision-cours...