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]
NASA astronaut Ron Garan yesterday photographed this Perseid meteor from a window in the International Space Station and posted the image online. Nice shot, Astro Ron! Fun fact: You might remember Ron as the guy who had to fix the clogged space toilet on the ISS last month. I'm going to guess that Ron is enjoying himself a bit more as his six-month stay at the space station comes to an end.
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.