Asteroid Impact

St. Patrick’s Day impact on Jupiter

St. Patrick’s Day impact on Jupiter 150 150 Asteroid Day

https://youtu.be/qAJI4gqX3Zg Jupiter has always been the target of impacts by comets and asteroids, but we don’t usually get to witness them. Our first opportunity was in the summer of 1994,…

Interview with Gerrit Kernbauer: Observing an impact on Jupiter

Interview with Gerrit Kernbauer: Observing an impact on Jupiter 150 150 Asteroid Day

Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak to Gerrit Kernbauer, the Austrian-born amateur astronomer who observed an impact on Jupiter a few days ago. Here it is. Enjoy! (You can…

The Chicxulub crater drilling: On the road with Asteroid Day photographer Max Alexander

The Chicxulub crater drilling: On the road with Asteroid Day photographer Max Alexander 480 270 Asteroid Day

Our Photographer-in-residence, Max Alexander heads to the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico to cover the drilling of the Chicxulub crater exclusively for Asteroid Day. Follow Max’s journey right here on our blog. We will post…

Chicxulub ‘dinosaur’ crater drill project declared a success

Chicxulub ‘dinosaur’ crater drill project declared a success 1515 1008 Asteroid Day

Inspecting core samples (sedimentary & impact breccia – which is a hybrid, including granite). The project’s two lead scientists, Professor Joanna Morgan from Imperial College London and Dr Sean Gulick…

Chicxulub ‘dinosaur crater’ investigation begins in earnest

Chicxulub ‘dinosaur crater’ investigation begins in earnest 624 383 Asteroid Day

This article was written by Jonathan Amos for BBC News. Read the original article, here. Scientists have obtained remarkable new insights into the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs.…