Visualizing Every Meteorite Since 86 A.D.

May 7, 2013 | Andy Cush

Ever wonder how that Russian meteor from earlier this year stacks up against history’s other giant space rocks? This interactive visualization from designer Carlo Zapponi might help. Dubbed Bolides, it tracks every meteorite that’s touched down on Earth since 86 A.D. with classy 8-bit visuals, placing special emphasis on those that were witnessed by someone firsthand. Click any spot on the timeline and you’re greeted with specs of all the meteorites that fell that year. Probably not a deliberate attempt to one-up that other Meteorite infographic we posted, but cooler nonetheless