Latest Taurids Stories
If we lived on Mercury, we'd probably be telling you to get our your lawn chairs and enjoy the show.
The closest planet to the sun appears to get hit by a periodic meteor shower, possibly associated with a comet that produces multiple events annually on Earth.
Several eyewitnesses reported seeing a fireball streaking across the Texas sky Saturday night – the latest in a long line of such reported sightings over the past week, most of which occurred in the eastern US.
Hundreds of people in the eastern US recently reported seeing what is being described as three unique fireball events on Monday evening, including one which was apparently man-made.
According to authorities, the streak of light reported by citizens in Los Angeles county was probably part of the South Taurids meteor shower that dazzles skywatchers in early November each year.
The Chelyabinsk meteor that blazed a trail across the morning sky in Russia this past February left a shocking impact on not just the Ural Mountains region, but the entire world.
13,000 years ago the Earth was struck by thousands of Tunguska-sized cometary fragments over the course of an hour, leading to a dramatic cooling of the planet.
NASA scientists have observed an explosion on the moon. The blast, equal in energy to about 70 kg of TNT, occurred near the edge of Mare Imbrium (the Sea of Rains) on Nov. 7, 2005, when a 12-centimeter-wide meteoroid slammed into the ground traveling 27 km/s.
Numerous sightings of massive fireballs in the skies over Germany this week have led to an upsurge in reports of UFOs, but scientists believe the cause could be a bizarre annual meteor blitz.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Numerous sightings of massive fireballs in the skies over Germany this week have led to an upsurge in reports of UFOs, but scientists believe the cause could be a bizarre annual meteor blitz. According to the Web site of the U.S.
Comet Encke -- Because of its proximity to the Sun and its stable orbit, comet Encke is probably one of the most evolved comets that still remains active. It may represent a transition object between an active comet and the defunct comets that are thought to make up a significant percentage of the near-Earth asteroid population. The orbit of comet Encke is very stable both in its size and orientation because it can pass no closer to Jupiter than about 0.9 AU. This orbital stability...
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