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Has Anyone Been Hit By a Meteorite?

We are pretty used to things falling from the sky unexpectedly, as this often results in humans falling victim to injury. So it is pretty natural to ask, has anyone been hit by a meteorite: a piece of rock and metal that has survived passage from space through Earth’s atmosphere and ultimately fallen to Earth’s … Continue reading Has Anyone Been Hit By a Meteorite? Continue reading Continue reading

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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 Continue reading

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Between a Rock and a Whole Lot of Air

The first documented occurrence of a person being struck by a meteorite was a woman in Alabama being struck while napping by a rock that bounced off her wooden console radio. But could you imagineĀ  being struck straight on by a meteorite while skydiving? That is exactly what happened to Anders Helstrup, after leaping for […] Continue reading Continue reading

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