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2010-06-17 06:00:00

NASA is evaluating the potential risks to spacecraft posed by the upcoming Draconid meteor shower in 2011, a seven-hour storm of tiny space rocks that could possibly damage major Earth-orbiting spacecraft like the International Space Station.

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2010-06-08 06:05:00

A meteor that lit up the Alabama night sky last month now has NASA calling for an all-out search of any meteorites that may have survived the impact.

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2010-06-06 06:10:00

Astronomers say they have solved the long-standing mystery over exactly what famed poet Walt Whitman saw streaking through the sky 150 years ago.

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2010-05-28 09:30:57

Scientists at NASA's Near-Earth Object Program Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif, have determined that a small object that safely passed Earth on May 21 is more than likely an upper-stage of a rocket that carried a spacecraft on an interplanetary trajectory.

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2010-04-15 13:40:00

The National Weather Service said that authorities from several Midwestern states were flooded with reports Wednesday night after a giant fireball lit up the evening sky.

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2009-11-18 12:10:00

Many across Asia witnessed Tuesday night’s meteor shower, but cloud cover blocked the view of many hopeful stargazers in India and Nepal.

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2009-10-08 07:05:00

Astronomers from The University of Western Ontario have released footage of a meteor that was approximately 100 times brighter than a full moon.

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2009-08-10 07:05:00

Amateur astronomers across the UK are preparing to tweet the world’s first mass participation meteor star party, as part of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009).

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2009-04-06 12:30:00

A massive fireball that shot over the skies of Northern Ireland on Sunday may finally be explained due to some security cameras that may have captured the event.

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2009-03-31 07:00:00

Just before dawn on Oct 7, 2008, an SUV-sized asteroid entered Earth's atmosphere and exploded harmlessly over the Nubian Desert of northern Sudan.


Latest Meteoroids Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Perseids Meteor Shower -- Like most meteor showers, the Perseids are caused by comet debris. As comets enter the inner solar system, they are warmed by the sun and peppered by the solar wind, which produces the familar tails that stretch across the night sky when a bright comet is close to Earth. Comet tails are made of tiny pieces of ice, dust, and rock which are spewed into interplanetary space as they bubble off the comet's nucleus. When Earth encounters these particles on its...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Near-Earth Object -- Near-Earth Objects (NEO) are asteroids, comets and large meteoroids whose orbit intersects Earth's orbit and which may therefore pose a collision danger. Due to their size and proximity, NEO's are also more easily accessible for spacecraft from Earth and are important for future scientific investigation and commercial development. In fact, some near-Earth asteroids can be reached with much less ΔV (change in velocity) than the Moon. In the United States, NASA...

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