Meteor explodes over Vermont with the force of 440 pounds of TNT

A meteor streaked through the night sky over Vermont on Sunday (March 7), creating a spectacular light show and causing Earth-shaking booms as it burned through the atmosphere. The meteor's explosive passage through the atmosphere released the equivalent of 440 pounds (200 kilograms) of TNT, suggesting that the meteor was likely 10 pounds (4.5 kg) … Continue reading Meteor explodes over Vermont with the force of 440 pounds of TNT

Apophis flyby offers glimpse ahead of 2029- known as God of Chaos

Astronomers will have the opportunity to study the enormous space rock when it passes us by in March.Named ominously after the Egyptian god of chaos, Apophis measures 340 meters across and was first spotted by astronomers at the Kitt Peak National Observatory, Arizona in June 2004.bWhat made it particularly remarkable at the time was the … Continue reading Apophis flyby offers glimpse ahead of 2029- known as God of Chaos