Tag: meteors

I haven’t posted about the Great Saskatchewan Meteorite…

…because I didn’t see it, darn it. I still have vivid memories of seeing a fireball streak cross the skies over Texas when I was about seven. I would have loved to have seen this one. Oh, well. Looks like they’ve found some pieces of it, at least. I’ve never seen a total solar eclipse, …

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Watch for falling rock

Download the audio version.Get my science column weekly as a podcast. As a kid I was always disappointed when we drove past “Watch for Falling Rock” signs in the mountains and no rocks actually fell. (I had a similar reaction to deerless “Deer Crossing” signs.) Obviously we were just driving in the wrong places, because …

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Meteor strike makes Peruvians ill

Here’s an intriguing story: Villagers in southern Peru were struck by a mysterious illness after a meteorite made a fiery crash to Earth in their area, regional authorities said Monday. Around midday Saturday, villagers were startled by an explosion and a fireball that many were convinced was an airplane crashing near their remote village, located …

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