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22

Oct

Orionid meteor shower sparks bright fireballsThis video from NASA’s camera network shows the Orionids slamming into Earth’s atmosphere.

Orionid meteor shower sparks bright fireballs
This video from NASA’s camera network shows the Orionids slamming into Earth’s atmosphere.

18

Oct

Orionid meteor shower set to peak this weekendOrionid meteors are normally dim and not well seen from urban locations, so a rural location is recommended to get the best view.

Orionid meteor shower set to peak this weekend
Orionid meteors are normally dim and not well seen from urban locations, so a rural location is recommended to get the best view.

10

Oct

Draconid meteor shower: A stargazer’s guideThe famed cosmic display will peak tonight, but it may be elusive.

Draconid meteor shower: A stargazer’s guide
The famed cosmic display will peak tonight, but it may be elusive.

12

Aug

Is it possible to hear a meteor?Using electrophonics, scientists are able to detect the low-frequency sounds emitted by meteors.

Is it possible to hear a meteor?
Using electrophonics, scientists are able to detect the low-frequency sounds emitted by meteors.

27

Feb


Where did the Russian meteor originate? 



The meteor’s orbit took it further away from the sun than Mars is, likely as far as the asteroid belt.            
The meteor’s orbit took it further away from the sun than Mars is, likely as far as the asteroid belt.            

19

Feb


 More meteors create fireballs over Cuba, Florida and California 



The events are unrelated to the destructive meteor explosion in Russia days earlier.
The events are unrelated to the destructive meteor explosion in Russia days earlier.

15

Feb


 Meteor explosion in Russia hurts more than 500 people  



Scientists think a meteoroid entered the atmosphere, where it exploded and broke up into meteorites scattered across 3 regions of Russia and Kazakhstan.
Scientists think a meteoroid entered the atmosphere, where it exploded and broke up into meteorites scattered across 3 regions of Russia and Kazakhstan.

02

Jan


 Moon may outshine Quadrantid meteor shower tonight 



NASA will provide a live webcast of the 2013 Quadrantid meteor shower each night this week through Jan. 4.
NASA will provide a live webcast of the 2013 Quadrantid meteor shower each night this week through Jan. 4.

19

Nov

Stargazers capture amazing Leonid Meteor Shower photosThe Leonids offered an especially good show because the moon was in its crescent phase.

Stargazers capture amazing Leonid Meteor Shower photos
The Leonids offered an especially good show because the moon was in its crescent phase.

31

Jul

How to catch the last meteor showers of summerThe summer season may be winding down but there are still plenty of opportunities to see some meteors.

How to catch the last meteor showers of summer
The summer season may be winding down but there are still plenty of opportunities to see some meteors.