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Meteorite Blasts Russia [Live Update]
A meteorite streaked through the sky Friday morning, exploding over central Russia. Plant your eyeballs here for the latest updates. 3:15 p.m. EST: Russia Today writes that the estimated cost of damage has been revised down from 1 billion rubles to 400 million rubles, or about $13 million.
Videos: Space Rock Explodes Over Russia, Slams Into Building
A space rock detonated into flames and smoke over western Russia Friday during the region's morning commute, ultimately smashing into a factory.
NASA’s All-Sky Fireball Network Will Use Nationwide Grid of Smart Cameras to Track Meteors
A new network of surveillance cameras will track meteorites as they enter Earth’s atmosphere, helping meteor-hunters track where the rocks...
New Evidence That Life On Earth Was Forged in Outer Space
Two new studies published in the past week lend more weight to the theory that life, or at least its...
Infographic: Which Asteroids Are Swinging Closest to Earth?
Perhaps the most unsettling thing about a planet-killing asteroid is that we might never see it coming. But this infographic...
Jupiter’s Belt, Believed Missing Last Month, Has Been Found (Sort Of)
Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope think they’ve found Jupiter’s missing cloud belt, hiding out behind a layer of ammonia...
Carbon Crystals Harder Than Diamond Found In Finnish Meteorite
Diamond may remain the preferred material for wedding rings, Lil’ Wayne’s birthday gifts, and Damien Hirst sculptures, but it looks...
Google Earth Images Confirm Mythological Meteor Impact
Australian Aborigine mythology begins in a period known as the “dream time”, before the emergence of humanity. Many stories about...
Perseid Meteor Shower 2009: Don’t Miss Tonight’s Show
With up to 100 shooting stars an hour, the celestial light show peaks tonight.
Make A Wish
Popular Science looks at the science of shooting stars