Planetary Defense Has New Tool in Weather Satellite Lightning Detector

NASA's efforts to better understand asteroid impacts has found unexpected support from a new satellite sensor designed to detect lightning.
Search team pointing to the first meteorite found

Fragment of Impacting Asteroid Recovered In Botswana

(Mountain View, CA, July 6, 2018) A meteorite was found in Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) that is a fragment of asteroid 2018 LA. This small asteroid was discovered in space by the University of Arizona's Catalina Sky Survey on June 2, 2018, eight hours before hitting Earth.
Gold Rush Meteorite Fragments

Treasure in Gold Rush Meteorite

SETI Institute meteor astronomer Peter Jenniskens found one of the first and one of the most unusual of the Sutter's Mill meteorites that fell on April 22nd, 2012 in California's Gold Country.
Novato Meteorite

Bay Area Meteorite's Long History

On October 17, 2012, a meteor streaked through the skies above the San Francisco Bay Area.  SETI Institute astronomer Peter Jenniskens, analyzing imagery captured by the NASA CAMS (Cameras for Allsky Meteor