Looks like the logo for our 1950s film production company. Actually, it’s more complicated than that (even though we would still like to use it when we go back in time to take down Universal).
If you, like me, are a space nerd living in a city, then you can appreciate the struggle of finding clear skies to watch a meteor shower. But while I couldn’t make it out from under Philly’s omnipresent light pollution umbrella last week, I got a taste of the Perseid meteor shower thanks to the brilliant work of…
Every year, the Perseids are a spectacular show. But this year, they’re something even more special than usual, and you shouldn’t miss it. Here’s how, when, and where to watch the Perseid meteor shower—and what you should be looking for when you do.
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.
Dutch photographer Albert Dros just wanted to capture some meteors against the Milky Way—instead, he accidentally captured the ISS’s orbit around the Earth.
Last weekend's Perseid display may go down as the most spectacular meteor shower of 2013. Did you miss it? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here to wrest you from the clutches of Monday morning indolence are three arresting timelapses of the shower, each under 90 seconds long.
Look there were a lot of options. NASA streamed the shower with commentary, local astronomer associations were posting pictures, and there's always . . . what's that place? Oh right. Outside. You could have gone and watched. But no. It was a Saturday night and you were busy.
Everyone’s favorite meteor shower, the Perseids, are expected to hit their dazzling peak over North America within the next two or three days. And even if you're surrounded by city lights, you'll have a front row seat. Tonight, NASA is streaming its first Perseid webcast, replete with cosmic debris, sky fireballs, and…
The peak of the famously visible Perseid meteor shower starts this week! This year's show, coinciding with a new moon and excellent viewing conditions, should be especially spectacular—especially if you follow these tips for an excellent viewing experience:
Every summer, the Earth passes through the space wreckage left behind by Comet Swift-Tuttle. And you know what that means: Meteorites. Early Tuesday morning, after the moon goes down around 1:30 AM, is the best time to see the bits of junk burning up beautifully in the Earth's atmosphere. Everybody knows space…