NASA: Meteor explosion in Russia had nothing to do with asteroid flyby

The scientific community is aflutter after reports, images, and video of a massive meteor explosion in Russia clogged the Internet early Friday morning.

New dates support impact theory of dinosaur extinction

Scientists say they're homing in on the precise date of both the extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago, and the massive impact that's believed by many to have caused it.

'Forgotten' meteor caused mega-tsunami

A huge meteor which slammed into the southern Pacific Ocean about 2.5 million years ago generated tsunamis hundreds of meters high, and may have destablilized the entire planet's climate system.

Flash of light as another meteor hits Jupiter

A Japanese amateur astronomer has captured what appears to be the second meteor strike on Jupiter in three months.