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Aug 20, 2015 11:37 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Could a new space rock-hunting technique improve the odds of finding near-Earth asteroids?
Aug 13, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
While passing through the trail of Comet Swift-Tuttle, our atmosphere was pummeled by the dusty debris, producing some spectacular meteors and even fireballs. Here are a few international views of this spectacular annual event.
Aug 12, 2015 01:14 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Tonight is the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower and whether you have clear or cloudy skies, there are more than a few surprising ways that you can get involved and enjoy a potentially spectacular cosmic light show.
Aug 10, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell, Space.com
The annual Perseid meteor shower will reach its peak this week, giving amateur skywatchers with clear dark skies a potentially dazzling celestial light show.
Jun 25, 2015 06:50 AM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
Magnesium and iron measurements suggest the hourly meteor rate overhead on Mars must have been tens of thousands of shooting stars per hour for hours.
Feb 24, 2015 05:03 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Last night, the third stage of a spent Chinese rocket returned into the atmosphere in grand fashion, sparking a family of spectacular fireballs as it incinerated over the western part of North America.
Jan 2, 2015 10:25 AM ET // Geoff Gaherty, Space.com
With the Quadrantid meteor shower, timing is everything.
Nov 17, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
If bad weather or light pollution spoils your meteor display, you can also catch them online.
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