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Meteor, Meteorite & Asteroid… What is the difference?

We often misuse words such as meteor, meteorite, and asteroid while talking about space and not realizing that these three things are actually different! In this post I will explain the difference between all of them. What are meteors? Meteors are objects that enter the Earth’s atmosphere from space. Sometimes they are called “shooting stars”, […] Continue reading

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When Will The Next Impact Be?

The Chelyabinsk Meteor as seen by person driving a car right during explosion I watched another video and decided to watch one on the extinction of the dinosaurs. The video is very short and not absolutely thrilling but as I was watching the beginning of the video I thought to myself what if that was… Continue reading

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Meteors, could they be a bigger problem than we think?

Most people don’t think about the many Meteors and Astroids that pass through our solar system and have potential to hit earth.  When we think of potential global disasters we think of hurricanes, tsunamis, wars, and nuclear attacks, but not meteors.  The danger of meteors became a reality for many people on February 15, 2013. […] Continue reading

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Near-Earth Objects: Experiences and Implications

Meteor trail over Eastern Russia. On February 15, 2013, two very significant astronomical events occurred unusually close to us; the highly publicized meteor explosion over a Russian city overshadowed the close approach of a much larger asteroid orbiting Earth.  The contrast between these two events is what struck me as most interesting and informative about […] Continue reading

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