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Tektites don’t come from the moon, but might help scientists understand how it formed

August 16, 2019

Impact events are relatively common. The objects known as shooting stars are actually small meteors burning up as…
Bright Fireball Explodes Over Ontario, Meteorite Fragments Might Have Reached the Ground

August 5, 2019

On Wednesday, July 24th, the people of the Great Lakes region were treated to a spectacular sight when…
As Meteorites Slice Through the Atmosphere, They are Sculpted Into Cones

July 30, 2019

Since it first formed roughly 4.5 billion years ago, planet Earth has been subject to impacts by asteroids…
66 million-year-old deathbed linked to dinosaur-killing meteor

April 2, 2019

The beginning of the end started with violent shaking that raised giant waves in the waters of an…
NASA Instruments Image Fireball over Bering Sea

March 23, 2019

On Dec. 18, 2018, a large “fireball” – the term used for exceptionally bright meteors that are visible over…
Meteor Explosion may have Obliterated Communities Near the Dead Sea 3,700 Years Ago

December 5, 2018

A meteor that exploded in the air near the Dead Sea 3,700 years ago may have wiped out…
A one-two punch may have helped deck the dinosaurs

February 13, 2018

The debate goes on: What killed off the dinosaurs? New UO research has identified gravity-related fluctuations dating to…
NASA’s LADEE Mission Shows the Force of Meteoroid Strikes on Lunar Exosphere

December 18, 2015

NASA scientists have released new findings about the moon’s tenuous exosphere – the thin layer of gas surrounding…
A Halloween Season ‘Taurid Meteor Swarm’ on Tap for 2015?

October 29, 2015

Asteroid 2015 TB145 isn’t the only cosmic visitor paying our planet a trick-or-treat visit over the coming week.…
Scientists find link between comet and asteroid showers & mass extinctions

October 21, 2015

Mass extinctions occurring over the past 260 million years were likely caused by comet and asteroid showers, scientists…
Annual Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week

October 20, 2015

​If you’re patient and you don’t mind sacrificing a few hours of sleep, you may be treated to…
A Fiery End for Kosmos 1315 Over Hawaii

September 3, 2015

A relic of the Cold War surprised beach-goers and Hawaiian islands residents Sunday night, as Kosmos-1315 reentered the…
Perseid meteors to light up summer skies

August 10, 2015

The evening of Wednesday 12 August into the morning of Thursday 13 August sees the annual maximum of…
Watching Meteors From the Space Station

June 29, 2015

Astronaut Ron Garan, Expedition 28 flight engineer, tweeted this image from the International Space Station in August, 2011…
Meteor Investigation Makes a Quick Recovery

June 26, 2015

Spares are a good idea in many situations. Spare tires, batteries and keys come to mind. Turns out…
What Happens Underground When a Missile or Meteor Hits

April 13, 2015

When a missile or meteor strikes the earth, the havoc above ground is obvious, but the details of…
Get Ready for the Fireballs of October

October 14, 2014

On October 31st 2005, trick-or-treaters across the central U.S. eastern seaboard were treated to a brilliant fireball, a…
Monitoring Meteor Showers from Space

August 14, 2014

Those who enjoy the spectacle of the Perseids, Geminids or other annual meteor showers likely aren’t thinking about where these…
Fear not the Moon, Perseids always a great show

August 12, 2014

The annual Perseid meteor shower radiates from a point in the constellation Perseus just below the W of…
Meteorite find may be ‘missing half’ of interstellar collision

July 2, 2014

The Thorsberg quarry and the Mysterious Object. (A) Thorsberg quarry on June 15, 2013. The Österplana church is…
Sky-Watchers to Look for May Camelopardalids Meteor Shower

May 23, 2014

Sky-watchers all across North America are in for a real treat in the early morning hours of May…
Can You Say Camelopardalids? Observing, Weather Prospects and More for the May 24th Meteor Shower

May 20, 2014

It could be the best of meteor showers, or it could be the… Well, we’ll delve into the…
May Meteor Storm Alert: All Eyes on the Sky!

April 29, 2014

On Friday night/early Saturday May 23-24 skywatchers across the U.S. and southern Canada may witness the birth of a brand new meteor shower.…
The Lyrids meteor shower should put on a show overnight

April 25, 2014

If you’re willing to rise early tomorrow morning then there’s the chance to see a meteor shower, known…
Get Ready for the Lyrid Meteor Shower: Complete Guide for 2014

April 22, 2014

The month of April doesn’t only see showers that bring May flowers: it also brings the first dependable…
A Possible Meteor Shower from Comet ISON?

January 15, 2014

Hey, remember Comet C/2012 S1 ISON? Who can forget the roller-coaster ride that the touted “Comet of the Century”…
The Quadrantid Meteor Shower-One of the Best Bets for 2014

December 31, 2013

If there’s one thing we love, it’s a good meteor shower from an obscure and defunct constellation. Never heard of…
Get Ready for the 2013 Geminid Meteor Shower

December 10, 2013

One of the best annual meteor showers occurs this coming weekend. The 2013 Geminid meteors peak this coming…
Rock comet sprouts a tail

November 28, 2013

This STEREO image of 3200 Phaethon reveals a stubby but distinct tail. Astronomers have long been puzzled by…
Here Comes the Weekend Leonid Meteor Shower!

November 15, 2013

November 2013 offers a chance to catch a dependable meteor shower, albeit on an off year. The Leonid…
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