Around 4am this morning, people near Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona were treated to a loud boom and flash of blinding light as some sort of space junk intersected with Earth’s atmosphere. The AP reported that the possible meteor or meteorites may have landed by the nearby town of Cibecue.
Comets brush by us all the time, but they’re usually not close enough for us to catch anything more than a glimpse as they streak through the sky. But, thanks to one very close comet, Hubble just got an incredible insider view.
The Eta Aquarid meteor shower is tonight, and it’s going to be a spectacular show. Here’s how, when, and where to watch the Eta Aquarids—and why they’ve been so unjustly ignored for so long.
The Lyrid meteor shower is tonight and—even though there’s going to be some obstacles to navigate—it’s still a spectacle you shouldn’t miss. Here’s how, when, and where to watch tonight’s Lyrids.
The Quadrantid meteor shower is tonight. Viewing the show is a bit tricky, but well worth the effort. Here’s how, when, and why to watch the meteor shower—and what a mysterious “disappeared constellation” has to do with it all.
Tonight’s Geminids are going to be the biggest meteor shower of this year, and you absolutely should not miss it. Here’s when, where, and how to watch the Geminid meteor shower—and what you should be looking for when you do.
The Leonids are tonight! Should you watch? Oh, yes. Here’s how, when, and why to watch the meteor shower tonight—along with something strangely colorful you may be able to spot in this year’s shower.
The Orionids come but one night a year—and that night is tonight. Here’s how, when, and why to watch the meteor shower tonight, along with one other strange phenomenon that you may be able to catch alongside it.
The Perseids is my favorite meteor shower of the year, and this year is likely to be the best one in recent memory. Here’s when, where, and how to watch it—and just what is going to make this year so spectacular.
If you’d like to wish on a shooting star, this week is a great opportunity. The Perseid meteor shower will peak on Wednesday, August 12 and Thursday, August 13.
Starting late Tuesday night and continuing on through early morning Wednesday, debris from Halley’s Comet will light up the sky in this year’s Eta Aquarid meteor shower. Here’s everything you need to know to spot as many meteors as possible.
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…
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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