Destruction Can Be An Act of Creation

This is a picture of a rift in our world. It was taken June 21 at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, in a rip called Fissure 8. What a remarkably utilitarian name for a tear in the planet. I was captivated by images like these all summer, and I forgot about them when my attention turned to […] …

Destruction Can Be An Act of Creation

A rock casually used as a doorstop for decades is actually a $100,000 meteorite

Next time you prop open your door with a makeshift doorstop such as a stone, you might want to give it a closer look. David Mazurek, a lucky man from Michigan, did just that and it really paid off.
After finally investigating the rock he’d used as a doorstop for literal decades, Mazurek discovered it’s actually a meteorite worth $100,000. 👀
Mazurek was inspired to take the doorstop to Central Michigan University for inspection after seeing reports of meteorite pieces selling for thousands of dollars earlier this year, according to Associated Press.
“I said, ‘Wait a minute. I wonder how much mine is worth,'”…

A rock casually used as a doorstop for decades is actually a $100,000 meteorite

Bennu: The Hype is Real

For the past two years, I have been following the voyage of OSIRIS-REx, a spacecraft headed to an asteroid called Bennu. Bennu is important for at least four reasons: Local space history may recorded in its rocks, which are about as old as the formation of the solar system. It is carbon-rich and scientists think […] …

Bennu: The Hype is Real