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“Meteors”

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.
Nov 7, 2014 03:17 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
When Comet Siding Spring made its historic close approach with Mars last month, the icy interloper showered the Martian upper atmosphere with meteors -- and several robots were on hand to monitor the shower's effects. Continue reading →
Nov 5, 2014 10:05 AM ET // Calla Cofield, SPACE.com
Three brilliant fireballs - two from space and one apparently made by humans - lit up skies over the United States.
Oct 20, 2014 04:40 PM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
If you step outside before dawn during the next week or so, you might be able to see bright meteors streaking through the sky.
Sep 9, 2014 11:40 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Some craters can be deceiving. Continue reading →
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