Meteors and Meteorites

A meteoroid that grazed the night sky over Australia in 2017 took a very unusual path away from Earth. By Joshua Sokol It’s not unusual for meteors to illuminate night skies over south-western Australia’s...

All year long as Earth revolves around the sun, it passes through streams of cosmic debris. The resulting meteor showers can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able...

Where have Earth’s craters gone? Certainly we have the striking Meteor Crater in Arizona, and Chicxulub, which lies beneath Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, the 100-mile-wide scar of the meteor that likely...

All year long as Earth revolves around the sun, it passes through streams of cosmic debris. The resulting meteor showers can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able...