chelyabinsk, meteor, meteoroid, russia, study

Why Meteoroids Explode Before They Reach Earth

It has never really been understood how our atmosphere protects us against meteoroid impacts. It’s well recognized that meteoroids often explode before they reach Earth’s surface; however, researchers were uncertain as to why this happened until now. Researchers from Purdue University have discovered our atmosphere is a better shield from meteoroids than previously thought. They ...

Troy Oakes

The Chelyabinsk meteor.