High-Tech Meteorite Hunting
Scientists estimate that thousands of extraterrestrial rocks enter our atmosphere every year, most of which burn up or fragment into smaller pieces before hitting Earth. Here’s how the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) at NASA/JPL refer to various space objects. Asteroid: A relatively small, inactive, rocky body orbiting the Sun. Comet: A relatively small, […]
Scientists Strike ‘Scientific Gold’ in California
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.