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Tag Archives: Meteors
Skywatchers say parts of the world could see a brief, brilliant meteor outburst known as the Alpha Monocerotids on the night of Nov. 21, but NASA notes that it’ll be at the wrong time for the U.S. West Coast. Get the … Continue reading
It’s pretty clear by now that a space rock ranging somewhere in size between an acorn and a football hit the darkened moon during Jan. 20’s total lunar eclipse. But were there two? Confirmations of the first impact, and reports … Continue reading
So what the hell was this? pic.twitter.com/sAUUoJJ36d — Austin (@agweeds707) December 20, 2018 Rocket fans in California may have been disappointed by tonight’s scrub of a Delta 4 Heavy launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, but they received a nice consolation prize: … Continue reading
Saturday night’s all right … for skywatching: Tonight’s mostly clear skies over Western Washington should provide a good opportunity to see the peak of the Orionid meteor shower, and a great opportunity to check out the nearly full moon on International Observe … Continue reading
The outlook for this year’s Perseid meteor shower is checking all the boxes. Up to a meteor a minute? Check. Moonless sky? Check. Peaking during the weekend? Check. Clear weather? That even looks like a check mark for the night … Continue reading
A research ship has recovered at least two bits of molten rock from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean that scientists say could have come from a meteorite. The preliminary findings are the result of an unprecedented survey conducted this week by … Continue reading