Friday, May 24, 2013

A Fantastic Map of 500 Years of Meteorites Hitting Earth

A Fantastic Map of 500 Years of Meteorites Hitting Earth  

First off, yes, the illustration above is bombastic and has little to do with the reality of meteors hitting earth. But have you ever seen a more rockin' piece of stock art? Just take a moment to bask in its DEATH IS UPON US awesomeness. Hug the wife and kids. Double-check your will.

Now, calmly, turn your eyes to this less explosive but nevertheless intriguing map of "500 Years of Witnessed Meteors." Made by Adam Pearce, from Chicago, the space-based cartography shows meteors that survive the fiery friction of the atmosphere, smash into the earth and are recovered by meteorite hunters.

For the rest of the story: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2013/05/fantastic-map-500-years-meteorites-hitting-earth/5684/

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