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Mar 21, 2014 06:19 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The moon may not have any air, but that doesn’t mean it lacks atmosphere.
Mar 6, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Out of the thousands of craters scarring the face of Mars, one has emerged as the likely source of most of the Martian meteorites that have been recovered on Earth.
Feb 24, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Jason Major
Our solar system may be well over 4.6 billion years old but it's still a very active place, and in case you'd somehow forgotten that fact here's a video of our very own lovely moon getting hit by a meteorite traveling at 38,000 mph. 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 3, 2014 08:00 AM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
The Quadrantid meteor shower will peak in North America while the sun is still out.
Dec 19, 2013 04:52 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) is back in the business of tracking down near-Earth objects after a two-year sabbatical. Continue reading →
Dec 13, 2013 03:51 PM ET // Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com
One of the best meteor showers of the year is set to put on a performance tonight, but if you can't catch the cosmic display in person, you can watch it live online.
Nov 16, 2013 10:45 AM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
This weekend's Leonid meteor shower will be hard to catch.
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