Chelyabinsk meteorite: a part of a greater celestial body

May 28

Chelyabinsk meteorite(Image:Aleksandr Kondratuk/RIA Novosti)

After studying the chemical composition of the Chelyabinsk meteorite’s fragments scientists asserted the meteorite was part of a 7,500-diameter-inches celestial body. Researchers sustain the meteorite which exploded above Chelyabinsk came off from the supermassive asteroid just after a collision with another NEO occurred 250 million years ago.

The meteorite which blew up on the Russian sky on

The NEOShield Catching Comets Contest continues!

May 26


The NEOShield Catching Comets Contest continues! The NEOShield team has decided to prolong the contest because of the bad weather conditions. So, you can still participate!

Unfortunately the weather was not really good last week so we decided to change the time until you can send your photos from May 26 to June 2, 2014.

The winners will be proclaimed on June the

A brand new meteor-impact crater on Mars

May 26

A new crater on Mars(Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

As the image above shows the Mars Color Imager (MARCI) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shot a brand new meteor-impact crater on Mars last March 20, 2014.

After an intense explosion in the Martian sky an asteroid impacted on the Red Planet creating a large new

News from the Sky: a good night to shot PanSTARRS

May 20

Tonight the 8 mag bright PanSTARRS C/2012 K1 will meet the Galaxy NGC 3726 in the constellation of the Big Dipper. The weather is supposed to be just fine and the Moon rise comes late.

Both objects – the comet as well as the galaxy – should be visible with a binocular of more than 50 mm aperture. With the help of