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Image 1 - Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight
2011-12-13 09:18:14

The 2011 Geminid meteor shower peaks on the night of Dec. 13-14, and despite the glare of a nearly-full Moon, it might be a good show.

Image 1 - Weekend Meteor Shower
2011-10-21 04:19:58

Earth is about to pass through a stream of debris from Halley's comet, source of the annual Orionid meteor shower.

Image 1 - Get Ready For A Draconid Meteor Outburst
2011-10-05 03:59:20

On October 8th Earth is going to plow through a stream of dust from Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner, and the result could be an outburst of Draconid meteors.

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2011-04-28 13:45:00

Looking for an adventure? Get up in the wee hours of the morning May 6th and head out into the country, far from the city lights.

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2010-12-12 16:00:00

Most meteor showers come from comets, which spew ample meteoroids for a night of 'shooting stars,' but the Geminids are different.

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2010-10-27 08:12:39

This month, Comet Hartley 2 has put on a good show for backyard astronomers.

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2010-08-12 12:53:06

Perseid Meteor Shower: Afternoon Chat, Then Up All Night!

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2010-07-22 10:15:00

Summer means fireworks, and here's how to see some of Nature's best displays.

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2009-12-13 17:50:00

The best meteor shower of 2009 is about to fall over North America on a long, cold December night.

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2009-11-17 08:20:00

This year's Leonid meteor shower peaks on Tuesday, Nov 17th.


Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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