meteors

  • Meteorite chunk about 300 pounds, 5 billion years old

    Meteorite chunk about 300 pounds, 5 billion years old

    Here’s a large, dense chunk of the meteor that hit near present-day Flagstaff, Arizona roughly 50,000 years ago. It’s on display at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia and, according to Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts, is older than Earth itself. It’s not a gadget, sure, but in the hopes that some of our readers’ interests cross over into the space and astronomy field… Read More