The meteorite has gained its fame from one of the world’s best-loved superheroes, Superman. The Man of Steel’s Achilles’ heel is the mineral kryptonite – and the villains in his life have probably thanked all the meteorites that encapsulated the small substance.
People from all walks of life may not agree on most things. But it is assumed that they do agree on the beauty of the sky, especially on a clear night. When you chance upon a meteor shower, you look up in awe in its beauty. But when you come upon a meteor storm, you […]
Photo by: Basilicofresco Creative Commons The L chondrite, also known as the L type of ordinary chondrites, is very common in spite of its relatively unknown status. They account for around 30 % of the categorized type of meteor, and around 40 % of the normal kind of chondrites.
When you see a series of lighted objects falling from the sky, this may be a meteor shower. These lighted objects are meteors or cosmic debris radiating from the night sky and rapidly and speedily entering the earth’s atmosphere. You do not need to worry about it since a meteor will turn to the Photo […]
Seeing comets is an awesome experience. Being able to see a very rare comet in one’s lifetime is truly one unforgettable moment. Comets despite its very bright and seemingly burning appearance are actually bodies of ice in the Solar System. When these comets get near the Sun, a coma may be visible to stargazers or […]
In astronomy, a fireball is a meteor that is brighter than any of the planets seen in the sky. Consequently, any meteor that is bright enough to cast a shadow on the earth is also called a fireball. Fireballs that detonate or explode in the air or in the atmosphere (those that don’t reach the […]