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Meteor Showers

WATCH: Low-Flying Meteor Explodes Over New Zealand

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.12.2015 | Green

An explosion of orange, blue and white lit up the skies over New Zealand Wednesday night, followed by a series of sonic booms. Local experts agree ...

How To See First-Of-Its-Kind Meteor Shower On Friday

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.22.2014 | Science

Skywatchers may be in for an unexpected delight this week. On May 23 and 24, the Earth will pass through a stream of debris left behind by a comet...

How To See Lyrid Meteor Shower

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.23.2014 | Science

What better way to ring in Earth Day this year than with a swarm of shooting stars? The 2014 Lyrid meteor shower is expected to peak in the early m...

Catch a Great Meteor Shower This Weekend!

David J. Eicher | Posted 03.04.2014 | Science
David J. Eicher

Over the next few days Earth will be passing through a stream of cosmic debris left in the wake of a near-Earth asteroid, 2003 EH1. Intersecting this trail of rocky particles means that some of these little guys will be pulled down into our atmosphere by Earth's gravity, causing a nice meteor shower.

WATCH: Meteor Shower Surprises With Bright Fireballs | Miriam Kramer | Posted 10.22.2013 | Science

The Orionid meteor shower produced some amazing cosmic sights for stargazers, including two brilliant fireballs, despite a bright moon and predictions...

THIS WEEKEND: How To See Meteor Shower At Its Peak

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 08.11.2013 | Science

Prepare for a barrage of shooting stars this weekend. The 2013 Perseid meteor shower is on its way, and it's expected to mount a stunning celestial li...

Mysteriously Appearing 'Star Jelly' Rumored To Come From Outer Space

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.20.2013 | Weird News

A gelatinous, semi-opaque slime that appeared mysteriously in an English nature park has proved a brain teaser for area scientists. Others have posite...

NEXT WEEK: How To See 'Halloween Fireballs' In Night Sky

Posted 10.30.2012 | Science

By: Joe Rao Published: 10/30/2012 12:06 PM EDT on The Taurid meteors, sometimes called the "Halloween fireballs," show up each year betw...

The Magic of Meteor Showers

Hayden Bixby | Posted 10.13.2012 | Parents
Hayden Bixby

As my daughter rested her head on my shoulder, I was glad we were home together. She slept and I watched the stars blaze by, feeling wonder at being so very tiny, yes -- but significant, too.

The Best Meteor Shower Pictures Of 2011

Posted 12.29.2011 | Green

Did you wish upon a shooting star in 2011? In case you missed your chance, here are some of our favorite meteor shower images from 2011. According ...

WATCH: Amazing Time-Lapse Of Annual Meteor Shower

Posted 12.14.2011 | Green

If you were lucky enough to see the Geminid meteor shower, which peaked Tuesday night, it most likely didn't look like this. After all, Henry Jun ...

LISTEN: Sounds Of A Meteor Shower

Posted 10.17.2011 | Green

Hey space fans and audiophiles, turn those speakers up to 11. The following sound clip captured by the U.S. Air Force Space Surveillance Radar in T...

Don't Miss The Meteor Shower!

Posted 06.22.2011 | Green

Dont miss tonight's meteor shower! The 2011 Lyrids meteor shower will be in full effect from late tonight, April 22, into the early morning. Accord...

Life at the SETI Institute: Meet Dr. Peter Jenniskens -- Video

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

This one-minute excerpt comes from a special colloquium celebrating the 25th anniversary of the SETI Institute. Watch a video of Dr. Peter Jennisken...

Orionid Meteor Shower 2009: | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Orionid meteor shower is expected to put on a good show tonight into the predawn hours Wednesday, weather permitting. This annual meteor shower...