That meteorite which blew-up over California last April is one of the rarest ever found

This past April, a 100,000 pound (45,360 kg) meteorite exploded above the skies of Sutter's Mill, California. Streaking in at a speed of 64,000 miles per hour (103,000 km/hr or 28.6 km/s) — about twice the speed of typical meteorite falls — it hit with the energy of a quarter of a Hiroshima bomb, making it the… »12/21/12 11:40am12/21/12 11:40am

Time-lapse video shows a trailer-sized asteroid coming between Earth and the Moon

NASA released this amazing video that shows just how close the 43-foot asteroid 2012 JU came to Earth the other day — within 118,000 miles, or about half the distance to our own Moon. It's amazing to think that an object can come from near Mars in February and come so close to us, just a few months later. Video:… »5/15/12 4:33pm5/15/12 4:33pm