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May 30, 2014 01:20 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
While camping out under some of the darkest skies in the U.S., photographer Gavin Heffernan captured the beautiful ionization trail of a Camelopardalid meteor. Continue reading →
May 23, 2014 09:15 AM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
On Friday night and early Saturday morning (May 23-24), Earth will plow through debris shed over the years by Comet 209P/LINEAR.
May 22, 2014 02:39 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Fragments of the asteroid recovered after the powerful Feb. 15, 2013, airburst show it contained an unusual form of the mineral jadeite embedded in glassy structures known as shock veins. Continue reading →
Feb 12, 2014 11:37 AM ET // AFP
On Feb. 15, 2013, during the morning commute in the skies over Chelyabinsk, Russia, modern civilization has a ringside view of what it's like to be hit by a violent cosmic event.
Jan 2, 2014 02:08 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For only the second time in history, an asteroid has hit Earth that was discovered hours before impact. Continue reading →
Dec 13, 2013 12:20 PM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
A new mathematical simulation visually reproduces how the Chelyabinsk meteor carved a two-tongued tail in the sky. Continue reading →
Nov 7, 2013 04:44 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Meteor strikes like the one that rocked the Russian city of Chelyabinsk on Feb. 15 probably happen far more frequently than previously believed -- up to 10 times more frequent. Continue reading →
Oct 30, 2013 09:14 AM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
The Chelyabinsk meteor blast provided scientists with a trove of rare data. What they learned might make you duck and cover. Continue reading →
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