Meteorites are geology and history lessons from the birth of our solar system. Genuine alien visitors, they can fall anywhere without warning. We collect all the latest meteorite news from around the world and post it here!
Pentecopterus decorahensis, Earth's first big predatory monster, was a sea scorpion that grew to 5 feet 7 inches with a dozen claw arms sprouting from its head and a spiked tail, according to a new study.
4.5bn-year-old meteorite retrieved from South Australian outback
The Taurid shower generally shoots about two to 10 meteors across the sky per hour, the society said. Though the meteors can be seen anytime in late October through November, this year's peak will be Nov. 5-12. They will be visible in North America. This will be a good year for the Taurids, as there won't be a full moon to brighten the sky and disrupt the view, Rao said. "The annual Taurid meteor shower is going on right now, and we are seeing steady activity in our meteor cameras.
Indian authorities inspect the site of a suspected meteorite landing on February 2016 in Vellore district in southern Tamil Nadu state in an impact that killed a bus driver and injured three others on February
It's estimated that thousands of meteorites enter Earth's atmosphere every year, and of those, the majority that are recovered are found in Antarctica. One of the reasons is simply because, against the barren white backdrop of Antarctic.
ASU Center for Meteorite Studies curator sets record straight on space-rock odds, their characteristics — and the incident in India