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Jul 1, 2014 03:48 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A well-known meteorite that was the first to be tracked by ground-based cameras as it blasted through the Earths atmosphere and quickly recovered at its Australian fall site has been identified as a geological oddity. Continue reading →
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 →
May 3, 2014 10:40 AM ET // Tariq Malik, Space.com
A small asteroid about the size of a city bus zipped by Earth at a range closer than the moon early Saturday (May 3), but posed no threat to our planet.
Apr 29, 2014 07:20 AM ET // Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com
Dark matter could sling lethal meteors at Earth, potentially causing mass extinctions like the cataclysm that ended the Age of Dinosaurs, Harvard scientists say.
Apr 24, 2014 03:22 PM ET // Mark Thompson
The Eta Aquarid shower is coming, but where do the meteors come from and how can we see them?
Apr 23, 2014 11:58 AM ET
A few days ago, a fireball lit up the skies over Murmansk, Russia. It seems like Russia sees more meteors than the rest of the world. Why Russia? Trace and Discovery News Space Producer Ian O'Neill have the answer.
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