Meteorite

  • Meteorite smashes into Nicaraguan capital September 8, 2014

    Managua: A mysterious explosion that rocked Nicaragua's crowded capital Managua, creating a large crater, appears to have been caused by a meteorite, officials said on Sunday. Amazingly, in a sprawling city of 1.2 million people, the impact near the international airport did not cause any known injuries, but it did leave...
  • Meteorite rush begins as Russian scientists find fragments February 18, 2013

    Moscow: A meteor that exploded over Russia's Ural mountains and sent fireballs blazing to earth has set off a rush to find fragments of the space rock which hunters hope could fetch thousands of dollars a piece. Friday's blast and ensuing shockwave shattered windows, injured almost 1,200 people and caused...
  • Russian meteor exploded with force of 30 Hiroshima bombs February 17, 2013

    New York: The meteor that streaked across the Russian skies on Friday, injuring around 1,200 people, exploded with a force 30 times greater than the Hiroshima nuclear bomb, Nasa scientists say. The 55 foot wide rock with a mass of 10,000 tonnes lit up the sky above the Urals region,...
  • Nearly 1,000 injured as meteor falls in Russia February 15, 2013

    Moscow: A Russian health official says nearly 1,000 people have sought help for injuries after a meteor streaked through the sky and exploded Friday over Russia's Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb. The sonic blast from the hurtling space rock shattered countless windows and deeply frightened thousands,...
  • 500 injured by blasts as meteor falls in Russia February 15, 2013

    Moscow: A meteor that scientists estimate weighed 10 tons streaked at supersonic speed over Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday, setting off blasts that injured some 500 people and frightened countless more. The Russian Academy of Sciences said in a statement that the meteor over the Chelyabinsk region entered the Earth's...
  • Watch: Meteorite fall in Russia's Urals February 15, 2013

    Moscow: A meteorite streaked across the sky above Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday morning, causing sharp explosions and injuring more than 400 people, many of them hurt by broken glass. Interior Ministry spokesman Vadim Kolesnikov said more than 400 people had sought medical treatment after the blasts, and at least...
  • Russia: More than 400 people hurt in meteorite fall February 15, 2013

    Moscow: A meteor streaked across the sky above Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday morning, causing sharp explosions and injuring more than 400 people, many of them hurt by broken glass. "There was panic. People had no idea what was happening. Everyone was going around to people's houses to check if...
  • Meteorite falls in Urals, damage and injuries reported February 15, 2013

    Moscow: Fragments of at least one meteorite fell in the Chelyabinsk region some 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) east of Moscow, causing flashes in the morning sky and sharp explosions, Russian officials said on Friday. The office of the governor of the region in the Ural Mountains said in a statement that...
  • Life building blocks found in meteorites August 9, 2011

    Washington: Scientists have found components of DNA, the building blocks of life on Earth, in meteorites, a discovery they say confirms the theory that at least some of the materials needed to make early life forms came to our planet from space. In the NASA-funded study, published in the Proceedings...
  • Meteorite claims 3 lives in Rajasthan June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Three nomads of Banchola village in Rajasthan are suspected to have been killed by a meteorite. Four others are reported to have been injured in the incident which occurred around 0930 hrs on Thursday. Eye witnesses said that the victims — who used to sell utensils in exchange of...
  • Meteorite crashes into Indian's loo! June 16, 2007

    Freehold Township (New Jersey): A hole in the roof, a bathroom full of debris and a strange, silvery rock near the toilet - the Nageswaran family soon realised they needed an astronomer, not a contractor, to fully explain what damaged their house. Scientists determined it was a meteorite that crashed...