A stunning bright-green fireball was captured by a phone camera in a playground in Turkey.
Meteors, also known as shooting stars, are pieces of dust and debris from space that burn up in Earth's atmosphere, where they can create bright streaks across the night sky. When Earth passes through the dusty trail of a comet or asteroid's orbit, the many streaks of light in the sky are known as a meteor shower. Particularly large chunks of material can create an extra-bright fireball streak, but most meteors are still small enough to entirely burn up in Earth's atmosphere. If a meteor makes it to Earth it's known as a meteorite. Before they hit atmosphere the objects are called meteoroids.
One of the oldest meteorites ever discovered, the 4.6 billion-year-old Erg Chech 002 discovered in the Sahara desert in 2020, could reveal vital information about the formation of the solar system.
Scientists have discovered the origin of a rare iron meteorite that fell to Earth in 2020. It's the first iron meteorite from a parent body with a known orbit.
Skywatchers can enjoy the popular Perseid meteor shower from the comfort of their own homes when it peaks on Saturday (Aug.12) and Sunday (Aug. 13).
The Perseid meteor shower will bring shooting stars to your neighborhood on Aug. 11 and Aug. 12. You can get a preview of the spectacular show in this video.
The annual Perseid meteor shower should put on a nice show this weekend — but a spectacular Perseid display appears to be in the cards five years from now.
The Perseid meteor shower peaks on the evening of Aug. 12 and before dawn on Aug. 13. The prolific shower is not one to be missed.
A fireball streaked across the skies above the southeastern United States in the early hours of Wednesday (Aug. 2) and was captured on film.
By modeling meteorite collisions, scientists from Yale University may have finally solved the puzzle of why some space rocks have unexpected magnetic fields.
The Perseid meteor shower, one of the most dependable annual showers, peaks on Aug. 12 and 13, and this year looks great for meteor watchers in North America.
Scientists are puzzled by an unusual rock that might've once launched from our planet into space before coming back home in one safe piece.
Over 100 different meteorite fragments collected by famed space rock hunter Geoffrey Notkin are currently up for bidding from Heritage Auctions.
Harvard astronomer Avi Loeb believes he has found pieces of the first known interstellar meteorite. But others have their doubts, and the debate is turning ugly.
The viral story of a French woman supposedly struck by a meteorite has been questioned by experts, who say the rock is likely of terrestrial origin.
One of the best meteor displays of the year will be visible soon: The Perseid Shower. But there also are a number of minor meteor displays that will be peaking in the next couple of weeks.
New observations of the sun have revealed never-before-seen meteor-like fireballs raining down as shooting stars on the surface of the sun.
The Geminid meteor shower, which happens every December, comes from a space rock with a comet-like tail. New research suggests a violent origin story.
An unusual green meteor recently exploded as it plummeted through the sky over Australia, giving off a brilliant flash of light that could be seen for miles.
The rock that struck a residential home in New Jersey earlier this week is a rare 4.6 billion-year-old meteorite, scientists confirmed on Thursday (May 11).