A Ball of Space Mud Just Pelted Earth — and Scientists Couldn’t Be Happier

We haven’t seen a rock like this in 50 years

In late April, the residents of Aguas Zarcas saw a giant fireball light up the sky as it hurtled towards the ground and broke up into hundreds of pieces, like this one above, in the atmosphere. Photo: Michael Farmer and Arizona State University

By Neel V. Patel

Space science is always about what’s going on ‘out there’. Sometimes, astronomers must pay attention to what’s falling to Earth, too. That’s precisely what Arizona State University’s (ASU) Laurence Garvie is ready to do as…

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