meteorite

meteorite

Discover the impact of meteors with Dr. Kring on Asteroid Day
June 24, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

On Feb. 15, 2013, with no warning, an asteroid 20 meters in diameter and weighing more than the Eiffel Tower plunged into the Earth’s atmosphere over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk at speeds in excess of 19 kilometers per second. At such a high speed, the 14,000-ton object exploded at altitude, creating a flash 30 […]

Trust but verify: Was an artifact in our new Hall of Ancient Egypt made from a meteorite?
November 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Back in a June issue of the HMNScoop (our weekly e-newsletter that you should totally be subscribed to, ahem), we told you about an exciting discovery made amongst the artifacts in our new Hall of Ancient Egypt: we suspected that one of them was made from a meteorite! So we put it to the test. […]

BEYONDbones 500!
April 15, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

Well, the museum blog has been online for just over a year now. In that time the hard working, science loving employees at the museum have brought you 500 posts on fascinating science facts, special events, and exhibits on display here at the museum. From the far reaches of the night sky to the eating […]

Mourning the Dearly Departed
August 11, 2008 · 5 Comments

August 24 is the last day to see our Geopalooza exhibit. This exhibit features a great many geological treasures: meterorites, trilobites, agates and of course geodes. To commemorate the departure of this exhibit, and to see if our readers are as adventurous as I hope you are, I am posting these two related images. One is a small handfull of cut […]


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