Saving The World One Meteorite At A Time

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Meteorites have taken the world by storm. Literally and figuratively. Meteorites are gaining popularity as more people are learning about the fascinating science behind them through television shows, internet dealers, and meteorite related blogs online. The most exciting part about meteorites (besides the fact they are worth money) is that more scientific fields of study [...]

Jupiter Smashed! [VIDEO & PHOTO]

Jupiter Asteroid Impact

Earth is saved! Again… It seems our Grandfather planet Jupiter has saved Earth from certain annihilation yet again. An invisible threat made itself visible on June 3rd when a rogue asteroid slammed into Jupiter and created a brilliant explosion visible from the relative safety of our own home planet. At 20:31:29 on June 3rd, 2010 [...]

2010 AL30: Space Junk or Asteroid?

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NASA Confirms that 2010 AL30 is most likely a small asteroid measuring 10-15 meters (30-45 feet). As the update on NASA states there was some doubt as to whether the object was an asteroid. Too bad it’s not going to impact Earth though… It would most likely produce a very nice meteorite strewnfield and would [...]

Comet Eaten By Sun [VIDEOS]

Comet Destroyed By Sun

A Comet Gets Eaten By The Sun! [VIDEO] Nasa SOHO The SOHO spacecraft captured the arcing orbit of a sungrazing comet as it approached the Sun (Jan. 3, 2010) and evaporated. The comet is believed to belong to the Kreutz family of comets that broke up from a much larger comet many hundreds of years [...]

Asteroids Meteoroids Meteors & Meteorites

Ceres - A Dwarf Planet - Largest Object In Asteroid Belt

What’s the difference between asteroids, meteoroids, meteors, and meteorites? Well if you don’t know you’re not alone. Many people confuse them and use the terms interchangeably when in fact they aren’t all the same at all. In it’s simplest form an asteroid is BIG, a meteoroid is smaller, meteors are flaming meteoroids as they are [...]

Merced Meteor Fireball Update: Possible Meteorite Found 04/20/09

Possible Meteorite From The Famous Merced Fireball

As of April 22nd 2009 we’re still investigating this event. On April 20th I was contacted by a man claiming to have a possible meteorite from the Merced Fireball which happened at around 3am Dec 27th 2008. Meteorite hunters and scientists have scoured the area and compiled much data on this event, however no one [...]

Earth Go Boom!

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Most everyone has seen video and movies depicting the destruction of Earth by asteroids. Deep Impact, and Armageddon were two very famous movies produced on this subject. Doomsayers have been predicting an asteroid strike for years.  It’s happened in the past and it one day it will happen again. I for one wasn’t convinced that [...]

Meteor Fireball In New England

Dec 29th 2008 Fireball! Looks like the year is going out with a meteoric bang. There’s been multiple significant fireball sightings over the last few days and the one in New England looks to have even more eye witnesses than the last one in northern California. Don’t forget about the new Meteorite Fall in Canada [...]

11 Reasons Why Everyone Should Own A Meteorite!

11 Reasons Why Everyone Should Own A Meteorite! by Eric Wichman Below you’ll find a list of reasons why everyone should own a meteorite. (If you have something to add let me know) 1. It’s A Meteorite! – A 100% genuine rock from space. How many people can say they own one? 2. Meteorites Are [...]

What is a Meteorite?

Large NWA Chondrite Meteorite

What Is A Meteorite? by Eric Wichman If you’ve ever wanted to know what the difference between a meteorite, meteoroid, and meteor is, here are some basic facts in order of appearance.   A meteoroid floats through space until the Earth’s gravity pulls it into our atmosphere. Once it enters our atmosphere it begins to [...]