Cosmic ‘airburst’ leveled a biblical city in the Jordan Valley

"There's evidence of a large cosmic airburst, close to this city called Tall el-Hammam." The shock of the explosion over the city was enough to level it.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Sept. 21, 2021 ~8 min

Large meteor wows Norway after blazing through night sky

The meteor is believed to have landed in a forest after flashes of light were seen across Norway.

bbcnews
July 25, 2021 ~3 min

Mushrooms on Mars? Five unproven claims that alien life exists

No conclusive evidence that extraterrestrial life exists has been found...yet.

Gareth Dorrian, Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Space Science, University of Birmingham • conversation
May 21, 2021 ~8 min

Lyrid meteor shower: Skywatchers set for sunrise or sunset view on Thursday

The best time to view it will be early morning or after sunset on Thursday, astronomers say.

bbcnews
April 21, 2021 ~2 min

'Sonic boom' in Dorset blamed on 'fireball meteor'

People in parts of south-west England report seeing a "streak of light" hurtling across the sky.

bbcnews
March 21, 2021 ~2 min

Meteorite hunters: how we found the first bit of UK space rock in over 30 years

The hunt for the space rock involved a few bits of sheep poo before the real meteorite was found.

Annemarie Pickersgill, Research associate in meteorite impacts, University of Glasgow • conversation
March 16, 2021 ~8 min

How scientists found rare fireball meteorite pieces on a driveway – and what they could teach us

It looks like a broken barbeque brickette, but the newfound meteorite is a capsule of the Solar System's history that could reveal the secrets of the origin of life.

Monica Grady, Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences, The Open University • conversation
March 9, 2021 ~8 min

How scientists found rare fireball meteorite pieces on a UK driveway – and what they could teach us

It looks like a broken barbeque brickette, but the newfound meteorite is a capsule of the Solar System's history that could reveal the secrets of the origin of life.

Monica Grady, Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences, The Open University • conversation
March 9, 2021 ~8 min

How scientists found rare fireball meteorite pieces on a UK driveway – and what it could teach us

It looks like a broken barbeque brickette, but the newfound meteorite is a capsule of the Solar System's history that could reveal the secrets of the origin of life.

Monica Grady, Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences, The Open University • conversation
March 9, 2021 ~8 min

The Indonesian meteorite which didn't sell for $1.8m

You saw the headlines of a $1.8m meteorite? Here's the real story and it's just as fascinating.

bbcnews
Nov. 22, 2020 ~7 min

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