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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.

New Year's Quadrantids Meteor Show To Peak This Week
2012-12-31 09:47:24

Sky watchers can expect the first big astronomical event of 2013 to happen just as the New Year begins to unfold.

Best Meteor Shower Of The Year Quickly Approaching
2012-12-12 03:30:18

The Geminids meteor shower is expected to be an amazing display of natural fireworks and is expected to start on December 13 and 14, ending the year with a bang.

Leonid Meteor Shower Peaking This Weekend
2012-11-16 13:00:08

For amateur sky watchers, this weekend promises quite the show. The annual Leonid meteor shower is upon us, and this year should be pretty good.

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.

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2012-08-11 09:00:32

Every year in August, the Perseid Meteor shower is visible to the naked eye and is a favorite for professional and amateur astronomers alike.

Quadrantids To Provide Brief, Beautiful Show On Jan. 4
2012-01-03 02:00:49

The 2012 Quadrantids, a little-known meteor shower named after an extinct constellation, will present an excellent chance for hardy souls to start the year off with some late-night meteor watching.

2011-12-14 22:15:00

RoadFish meteor watching expert gives his 7 tips for getting the most out of the Geminid meteor shower tonight. San Diego CA (PRWEB) December 14, 2011

Orionid Meteor Shower Activity Increasing This Week
2011-10-19 04:38:18

The Orionid meteor shower, formed from debris left behind by Halley's Comet, will be viewable during the early morning hours in both the northern and southern hemispheres over the next week.

Meteor Seen In Skies Over Arizona, Nevada and Southern California
2011-09-15 06:29:08

Arizona, Nevada and Southern California residents got a brilliantly bright treat Wednesday night as a possible fragment of an asteroid entered Earth’s atmosphere and streaked across the southwestern sky.


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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 04:45:41

Leonids Meteor Shower -- The Leonids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Tempel-Tuttle. The meteor stream is viewable every year around November 17 and is thought to be comprised of particles ejected by the comet as it passes by the Sun. When the Earth moves through the meteor stream, the meteor shower is visible. The Leonids get their name from usually making their appearance in or near the constellation Leo. The Leonids are famous because their meteor showers,...

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