Category: Iron meteorites

The Little Dipper: Host of the North Star

The Little Dipper: Host of the North Star

Ursa Minor, though, is almost entirely represented by the Little Dipper. The handle forms the Little Bear’s tail, and the dipper’s cup forms its flank. The most famous star in the Little Dipper is Polaris,...

Chelyabinsk-Like Asteroid Gets Incinerated in Supercomputer Simulation (Video)

Chelyabinsk-Like Asteroid Gets Incinerated in Supercomputer Simulation (Video)

When a small asteroid fell to Earth over the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia, in 2013, the speeding space rock exploded midair and created a shock wave powerful enough to damage thousands of buildings and...