Here's the First Photo of the Big Meteoroid that Crashed in Russia

Max Read · 10/16/13 01:55PM

Here's your first look at what scientists think is the biggest chunk of the Chelyabinsk meteor, which crash-landed in the Chebarkul Lake in February, injuring as many as 950 people. "They weighed it using a giant steelyard balance," the AP tells us, "which displayed 570 kilograms (1,256 pounds) before it broke." [image by Alexander Firsov via AP]

Cricket Spectators In Near Miss Meteor Strike

Jeff Neumann · 07/25/10 01:04PM

Two cricket fans were startled when a 4.5 billion-year-old meteor crashed near them. "We were quietly supping our pints, both looked up at the same time and saw a black object coming towards us," Richard Haynes told the Telegraph.

Meteor Fireball Filmed by Police Car

Jon Martin · 04/15/10 05:28PM

This Sheriff must have been quaking in his boots as he watched a huge fireball erupt in the sky. This video was taken from the dashboard camera of a sheriff police car, in Howard County, Iowa.

New Jersey Meteor: I Do the Rock

abalk2 · 01/04/07 08:30AM

So that rock that fell from the heavens and landed in New Jersey? May have been a meteorite; it's hard to tell these days. Still, the crack team at the Star-Ledger went above and beyond to give you the full scoop: