NASA Readies Orion Spacecraft for Test Flight Excitement continues to build in Florida as NASA makes final preparations for the tomorrow’s (12/4/14) first unmanned flight test of Orion spacecraft, which the space agency plans to use to send astronauts to an asteroid and then to Mars. Liftoff has been set for 1105 UTC from Space […]
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Earth suddenly seems to be dodging celestial objects, although there was a direct hit earlier today when a streaking meteorite exploded above Russia’s Ural Mountains. Hundreds of people were injured. The powerful blast damaged the facades of buildings and shattered windows, according to the Russian Interior Ministry, Now all eyes are on an asteroid that […]
Scientists have determined a meteorite discovered in the Sahara Desert in 2011 is about 2.1 billion years old and could be the first meteorite to come from the surface of Mars. The meteorite, designated NWA (North West Africa) 7034 and nicknamed “Black Beauty,” weighs about 320 grams and is loaded with Martian water. It is […]
While in space and orbiting the sun this celestial body is an asteroid. It’s a meteor as its entering earth’s atmosphere, like a fireball flashing across the sky and a meteorite is the actual object that made it to Earth.