Latest NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office Stories
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.
The best meteor shower of 2009 is about to fall over North America on a long, cold December night.
This year's Leonid meteor shower peaks on Tuesday, Nov 17th.
The Orionid meteor shower peaks this week and it could be a very good show.
Earth is entering a stream of dusty debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, the source of the annual Perseid meteor shower.
On Sept. 1, 2007, a flurry of bright and oddly-colored meteors might -- emphasis on might -- come streaming out of the constellation Auriga, putting on a beautiful early morning show.
Most people appreciate lunar eclipses for their silent midnight beauty. NASA astronomer Bill Cooke is different: he loves the explosions.
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