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NASA captured audio of a meteorite slamming into Mars

September 21st, 2022

NASA’s InSight Lander is slowly counting down the last of its days. Placed on Mars to study marsquakes and other phenomena on the surface of the Red Planet, NASA has learned a lot from its Martian lander. Now, though, in the throes of its last bit of power, the InSight Lander has captured something amazing, …

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This museum will pay you $25,000 to find Missouri meteorite pieces

November 16th, 2019

Hey, so, funny story: Remember that crazy-bright fireball that appeared over the skies of St. Louis earlier this week? Yeah, it was awesome, but finding the leftovers would be even more awesome, and the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum is willing to fork over a hefty sum if anyone can locate sizable chunks of the …

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A meteorite exploded over Cuba and its boom was captured on video

February 5th, 2019

Space rocks come crashing down to Earth with somewhat startling regularity, and when they do they often create a big boom. When a meteorite detonates in Earth’s atmosphere it produces an explosion which researchers call bolides, or simply “fireballs.” Most of the time, a fireball appears and disappears before anyone is quick enough to grab …