Tonight's Meteor Shower Will Be Like Watching the Jump to Light Speed

Already being hyped as one of the best of 2014—with some calling it a once-in-a-lifetime experience—the Camelopardalids meteor shower, which starts tonight, will also be unlike many meteor showers you might have seen: Instead of lights streaming across the sky diagonally, the meteors will be radiating out from a very… » 5/23/14 4:40pm 5/23/14 4:40pm

The Best Way To Catch Tonight's Orionid Meteor Shower

Tonight—actually very early tomorrow morning—the 2012 Orionid meteor shower is going to reach its peak, lighting up the sky with some shooting stars. You can take your chances outside, but if you want the best view, NASA can hook you up. » 10/20/12 9:00pm 10/20/12 9:00pm

The Best Meteor Shower of the Year Is Happening This Weekend—Here's How…

This weekend, from August 11th to the 13th, the Perseid Meteor Shower will fill the sky with hundreds of shooting stars. According to NASA, this year's Perseid Shower is even more special because Jupiter, Venus and the crescent Moon are aligning while stars streak the night. » 8/11/12 1:30am 8/11/12 1:30am

Ancient Earth Got a Galactic Golden Shower

A large part of gold's allure is its rarity. Even so, it's still 1000 times more abundant on Earth than it should be. Boffins at University of Bristol now have an explanation for this phenomenon: it came from ouuuuter spaaaaaace! » 9/10/11 4:00pm 9/10/11 4:00pm

How To Watch Tonight's Leonid Meteor Shower

Every fall, meteors bombard our skies in a symphony of light and speed. It's the Leonid meteor shower, and tonight's your last chance to experience it for twelve long months. Here's how to do it. » 11/17/10 6:40pm 11/17/10 6:40pm

Apparently Two Huge Meteors, Not One, Killed All The Dinosaurs

Scientists are suggesting that two different meteors, not a single strike, may have wiped out dinosaurs some 65 million years ago. Interestingly, they struck Earth thousands of years apart. » 8/29/10 5:00pm 8/29/10 5:00pm

Remainders - Things We Didn't Post

Motorola Scares the Crap Out of Children, Pets...Meteor Shower Visible in Just a Few Hours...Drawn Models Wearing Novelty Earbuds Look Appropriately Sad...Disney Tries to Curtail Piracy With Universal Download Code... » 10/21/09 1:40am 10/21/09 1:40am