Close Encounters: Meteor lands in Russia

An early morning surprise On February 15th, 2013, the Russian city Chelyabinsk got the surprise of a lifetime when an asteroid hurtled down through the atmosphere, disintegrating into thousands of pieces that rained down on the ground. Amateur videos from car dashcams—intended to catch insurance frauds—instead captured a glowing fireball streaking across the sky. Reports […]

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On December 4th 2012, it was announced that NASA intends to launch another rover to Mars in 2020. The successful landing and science conducted by the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity rover has renewed the confidence of the agency to replicate its success. Utilizing the same basic design as MSL and over $200 million worth […]

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