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Recovery From Astonishing Meteor Explosion Begins

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 04.18.2013 | Science

CHELYABINSK, Russia — As a small army of people worked to replace acres of windows shattered by the enormous explosion from a meteor, many joked...

PHOTOS: Russian Meteor Explodes

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.15.2013 | Science

Soon after a meteor exploded in the sky over Russia on Friday, photos and video of the event began to go viral. The Russian meteor, estimated to be...

WATCH: Meteorite Shower In Russia Sparks UFO Fears

Posted 02.16.2013 | Weird News

Explosions and bright flashes in the sky over several locations in Russia's Urals region, has sparked fears of a UFO crash, according to RT news. T...

880-lb. Cow Dung Cobra vs. Lindsay Lohan's Porn Partner: The Weird News Top 10

Posted 01.20.2013 | Weird News

Who will get fired first? That's what we at HuffPost Weird News must've been thinking when we sent Dave Moye and Andy Campbell -- two of our most a...

Meteorites For Sale In NYC

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 11.26.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — A New York City auction will offer 125 meteorites for sale, including a large chunk of the moon and a 179-pound iron cosmic rock that...

Meteorites, Secret Diaries & Smugglers: The Story Of A Nobel-Winning Substance

Reuters | Chris Wickham | Posted 10.09.2012 | Science

By Chris Wickham LONDON (Reuters) - The only known natural examples of a Nobel prize-winning crystal, now used in everyday objects like...

World's Biggest, Oldest Meteorite Crater Revealed By Rocks

Posted 06.30.2012 | Science

By: Douglas Main, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer Published: 06/29/2012 03:29 PM EDT on OurAmazingPlanetA study of Greenland's rocks may have turned u...

Scientists Find Ancient Mineral In Decades-Old Fireball

Posted 06.27.2012 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 06/26/2012 06:58 PM EDT on LiveScience A fireball that tears across the sky is not ju...

PHOTOS: Man Forges Own Wedding Ring From A Meteorite

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Lai | Posted 05.29.2012 | Weddings

Reddit user Marcus LaPorte made headlines earlier this month when he forged a wedding band from a piece of a meteorite and posted photos of the ring o...

WATCH: Mom Finds Meteorite Worth Thousands

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 05.04.2012 | Money

A stay-at-home mom from the aptly named El Dorado County in California recently stumbled on something far more precious than gold. Brenda Salveson...

Want To Find A Meteorite? Try These Five Simple Steps

Posted 05.02.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 05/01/2012 04:39 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries Earth is under constant bombardment by space rocks. When they...

Meteorites Found Along Fireball's Path Called Incredibly Old

AP | By SCOTT SONNER | Posted 04.26.2012 | Science

RENO, Nev. -- Robert Ward has been hunting and collecting meteorites for more than 20 years, so he knew he'd found something special in the Sierra foo...

THIS WEEK: Best Way To View Meteor Shower

Posted 04.20.2012 | Science

By: Geoff Gaherty Published: 04/19/2012 10:00 AM EDT on SPACE.com This story was updated at 8:48 p.m. ET. The week ahead promises to be a perf...

Study Offers Surprising New Twist On Story Of Earth's Origins

Posted 03.02.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 03/01/2012 02:31 PM EST on SPACE.com Earth's building blocks were more eclectic than once thought, according to ...

WATCH: Explosive Fireballs Light Up February Skies

Posted 02.24.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 02/23/2012 05:20 PM EST on SPACE.com A strange breed of fireball is streaking through the skies this month, and N...

Pop Star's House Once Had Meteorite Lawn Ornament

Posted 04.15.2012 | Science

When the English musician Sting and his wife Trudie Styler bought the Lake House estate in England's rural Wiltshire County in the early 1990s, they g...

Meteor Shower Rained Gold On Ancient Earth

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.10.2011 | Technology

Some 3.9 billion years ago a massive meteor shower of glittering gold and platinum fell on earth, says a new study published in the Nature Journal by ...

Giant Mystery Crater Baffles Experts

Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

What caused this crater in suburban New Jersey? A meteor? Explosives? Experts can't say. Scientists and police have visited the yard of a Basking Rid...

Showered With Stars

Donna Henes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

When our annual revolution takes us through zones heavily littered with disintegrated comet trash, we see the spectacular sky shows called meter showers.

Meteorite From Night Sky Explosion Donated To Chicago Museum

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Because the meteorite hasn't been sitting around collecting contaminates for months - and the folks handling it now are using gloves to further protec...

The Deep Impacts of Unfunded Science

Steven Newton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steven Newton

The Hale-Bopp comet was discovered only two years before its passage by Earth, not nearly enough time to divert the comet. So much for the Deep Impact scenario.

"Meteorite" Crashes In Latvia

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIGA, Latvia — Scientists investigating a large crater initially believed to have been caused by a meteorite said a closer analysis Monday revea...