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2014-10-19 06:10:11

Waking up before sunrise is a good way to get a head start on the day. On Oct. 21st, waking up before sunrise could stop you in your tracks.

Upcoming Camelopardalid Meteor Shower Could Rival The Perseids
2014-05-21 08:00:12

May isn’t exactly known for its meteor showers. In fact, this month’s Camelopardalid meteor shower, caused by dust from periodic comet 209P/LINEAR, has technically never even been seen before.

Magic Hour For The Geminid Meteor Shower
2013-12-13 10:41:16

As arctic air and record cold sweeps across the USA, amateur astronomers are looking at their calendars with a degree of trepidation. A date is circled: Dec. 14th. And below it says: "Wake up at 4 AM for the Geminid meteor shower."

Fireball Over Tennessee And Georgia
2013-09-06 12:00:45

On August 28 those residents of northern Georgia and Tennessee were treated to the spectacle of a short-lived yet massive fireball that outshined the moon.

Perseids Identified By NASA As Most Active Annual Meteor Shower
2013-07-29 10:14:59

Meteor showers are some of the most exciting and unpredictable displays of nature and a team of NASA astronomers have just identified one shower as the most active of any annual display.

Astronomers Catch Bright Explosion On The Moon
2013-05-17 13:55:31

If you take a good look at the Moon it isn’t too difficult to paint a pretty clear picture of the lunar surface’s violent past. Our neighboring natural satellite is pock-marked with thousands upon thousands of craters from meteors and asteroids that have been pelting its surface for more than a billion years.

Everything You Need To Know About This Weekend’s Orionid Meteor Shower
2012-10-18 16:39:30

Throughout the year Earth’s denizens are offered a number of good chances to witness meteor showers illuminating the night skies, with streaks of white lights racing across the upper atmosphere at lightning speed.

The 3D Lyrid Meteor Shower
2012-04-21 06:00:01

This weekend, NASA scientists, amateur astronomers, and an astronaut on board the International Space Station will attempt the first-ever 3D photography of meteors from Earth and space.

The Fireballs Of February
2012-02-23 04:23:03

Feb. 22, 2012: In the middle of the night on February 13th, something disturbed the animal population of rural Portal, Georgia. Cows started mooing anxiously and local dogs howled at the sky. The cause of the commotion was a rock from space.

New App Helps NASA Keep Track of Meteoroids
2011-12-14 13:10:39

Surprising but true: Every day, on average, more than 40 tons of meteoroids strike our planet. Most are tiny specks of comet dust that disintegrate harmlessly high up in Earth's atmosphere, producing a slow drizzle of meteors in the night sky.


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  • The governor of a province or people.
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