Meteor showers and cometary debris are kicking up lunar dust at rates much higher than initially assumed, producing towering clouds above the Moon’s surface. But what goes up must come down — meaning it’ll only be a matter of time before those iconic astronaut footprints will be gone forever.
The much anticipated and never-before-seen Camelopardalids meteor shower graced the skies of the Northern Hemisphere this weekend. While many say the reportedly epic meteor shower fell well short of expectations, others posted some pretty awesome photos online. What did you see?
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.
This is one of the biggest fireballs ever photographed. Astrophotographer Wally Pacholka photographed it during the annual Geminid Meteor Shower, in California's Mojave Desert the other day. Did someone — or something — hitch a ride on this bad boy?