Skywatchers set for Draconid meteor shower

The meteor shower reaches its peak this week, and will be visible in UK skies, weather permitting.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Oct. 7, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: astronomy meteorites comets

Antarctic meteorites yield global bombardment rate

UK scientists provide a new estimate for the amount of space rock falling to Earth each year.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: earth-science geology antarctic space-exploration meteorites asteroids

Oldest material on Earth discovered

Scientists analysing a meteorite have discovered the oldest material known to exist on Earth.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
Jan. 13, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: space planets meteorites stars

UK meteorite hunt thwarted by equipment damage

Scientists' quest to find Antarctica's "missing" space rocks is beaten into submission by hard ice.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Jan. 9, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: earth-science geology antarctic meteorites british-antarctic-survey

Antarctica: Metal meteorite quest set to get under way

A UK team arrives in Antarctica to test its theory for why so few iron meteorites are found there.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Nov. 29, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: earth-science geology antarctic meteorites british-antarctic-survey

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