Watch A 500-Pound Fireball Hurtle Over Pennsylvania 

A 500-pound, two-foot-wide fireball lit up skies near Pittsburgh on Tuesday morning and NASA captured it all — from both our point of view and the fireball's. » 2/18/15 9:40am 2/18/15 9:40am

An Earthgrazer Meteoroid Tracked by a NASA Telescope

An earth-grazing fireball skimmed through the atmosphere 63 miles above South Carolina late last week, leaving a bright trail for 290 miles before burning up over Tennessee. The entire 20-second event was captured by a NASA telescope. » 5/19/14 9:15pm 5/19/14 9:15pm

Atmospheric Signal of the Russian Fireball

When we reported another Russian fireball on Saturday, we weren't sure if it was real or a hoax. Now, thanks to geophysical stations in the region, we can confirm that the event coincides with a sound-blast, and even pinpoint a probable location on the Kola Peninsula. » 4/22/14 12:00pm 4/22/14 12:00pm

Watch the fireball that streaked across the San Francisco skies last…

It wasn't nearly as dramatic as the fireball that exploded over Russia yesterday, but last night the San Francisco Bay Area saw its own light show last night when a meteor streaked across the night sky. » 2/16/13 10:00am 2/16/13 10:00am

Remember the fireball that exploded over California last week? A chunk…

The odds of getting beaned by a meteorite are low. Like, really low. (In fact, the odds of being killed by a meteorite are actually higher than your odds of simply being struck by one. Yes, really. See here for more info.) But last week, Novato, California resdient Lisa Webber came pretty close. » 10/22/12 12:30pm 10/22/12 12:30pm

Soccer is for wusses: Barefoot Fireball is the true sport of champions

If you've been looking for a way to spice up your regular soccer game, take a cue from these East Java footballers. They light a coconut on fire, douse all the players in salt and non-flammable spices, say a prayer, and start playing football. Take that, everyone who's ever said you shouldn't play with fire. » 10/13/12 4:00pm 10/13/12 4:00pm

10 Scariest Asteroid Attacks on Earth: The Near Hits and Approaching…

When it comes to comet impacts, the denizens of Earth may be living on borrowed time. Of course, comets are only about half the problem — there are plenty of asteroids whizzing around the inner solar system too — so we decided to have a look and see just how close modern society has come to destruction since 1900,… » 6/20/08 12:20pm 6/20/08 12:20pm