Why Is This Small Town In Russia Getting Blue Snow?

Snow: It comes in all textures, consistencies, and shapes, but the color, at least, is remarkably consistent. But in Chelyabinsk, Russia, residents have been alarmed to see snow suddenly showing up in shades of baby blue. Just what's going on here? » 2/16/15 9:50am 2/16/15 9:50am

Here's Everything We Know About The Chelyabinsk Meteor

When a 4.5 billion year old relic from the dawn of the solar system hurtled through the skies above the Russia in 2013, we all heard about it. Now after over a year of poking through bushes for lost fragments and analyzing data, we've got a good idea of what happened. » 9/20/14 7:54pm 9/20/14 7:54pm

The Most Amazing Science Images of 2013

From slow-mo footage on YouTube to deep-space satellite imagery to weird washcloths on the International Space Station, this was a big year for beautiful science. Here for your visceral viewing pleasure are thirty-three of our favorite photos and videos from 2013. » 12/18/13 12:14pm 12/18/13 12:14pm

Chelyabinsk Meteor May Be Part of Larger Pack Threatening Earth

Astronomers studying the dramatic Chelyabinsk meteor that exploded over Russia this past February now suspect that it was a fragment of a larger celestial body — and that upwards of 20 related asteroids may be on similar trajectories towards Earth. » 8/06/13 8:00am 8/06/13 8:00am

Incredible details are emerging about Russia's Chelyabinsk meteor

It's been four days since an asteroid tore a hole in the sky over Chelyabinsk, scaring the crap out of the city's inhabitants and pretty much everyone else around the globe. Details are finally starting to emerge about this jaw-dropping incident, so we've prepared a round-up of the preliminary findings. » 2/19/13 8:00am 2/19/13 8:00am

Fragments of Russia's meteor could be worth 40x their weight in gold

Last week, a meteor blew apart over Russia's Chelyabinsk region, generating a shockwave that injured hundreds and caused millions of dollars in damage. The disintegrating fireball strewed bits and pieces of itself over the country's Ural mountains, some of which researchers now claim to have recovered. But scientists… » 2/18/13 9:40am 2/18/13 9:40am

Meteorite Explodes Over Russia, Hundreds Injured

Over a hundred people are injured after a meteor or meteors reportedly exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia this morning. Although there are no confirmed deaths, the full extent of the situation is still being assessed. » 2/15/13 1:16am 2/15/13 1:16am