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

How Do Meteors Sound When They Shatter Against the Atmosphere?

Last weekend the Perseids hit all over Earth's atmosphere. A USAF Space Surveillance Radar in Texas recorded their sound as they passed by, disintegrating in a million pieces. They sound like alien spaceships. Or bloody Nazi UFOs. » 8/17/11 11:23am 8/17/11 11:23am