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How To Watch This Week's Stunning Meteor Shower

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.21.2015 | Science

Good news, skywatchers: the annual Lyrid meteor shower peaks this week, and astronomers are predicting an awesome show. The Lyrids, considered the ...

WATCH: Brilliant Fireball Lights Up Night Sky, Rattles Windows

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 02.24.2015 | Science

Skywatchers in northern Florida got a thrill on Saturday when a brilliant fireball streaked across the night sky. And one Jacksonville resident who di...

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 Watch The Last Meteor Shower Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.20.2014 | Science

Skywatchers will have another shot at seeing shooting stars in 2014, thanks to the Ursid meteor shower. The Ursid shower, which seems to originate ...

How To Watch The Best Meteor Shower Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.12.2014 | Science

Listen up, skywatchers. What's expected to be the year’s best meteor shower is set to light up the skies this weekend. The 2014 Geminid meteor s...

Bright Green Fireball Fires Up The Twitterverse

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.04.2014 | Science

A fantastically bright fireball put on quite a show across the eastern U.S. on Monday evening. The fireball, which some witnesses say had a vivid g...

Multiple Fireballs Spotted In Midwest, Along Coast

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.26.2014 | Science

Not one, not two, and not even three -- but four fantastic fireball events were reported Tuesday along the East Coast and in the Midwest, the American...

Death by Meteorite!

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 07.31.2014 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

It is one of the most unlikely ways to die, but the history of alleged cases suggests that it can happen from time to time!

WATCH: Dazzling 'Fireball' Explodes In Daytime Sky

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 05.06.2014 | Science

A brilliant fireball surprised some skywatchers Sunday (May 4) when it streaked across the daytime sky over Toronto in a celestial fireworks display c...

Stranger Than Science... Or Is It?

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 07.02.2014 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

Bouncing balls of light after a lightning storm have been reported for centuries, but only since about the 1960s have scientists started to carefully study them and discover that not only are they real and not fictions of folklore, but they are very hard to understand.

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.

THIS WEEKEND: How To See Last Meteor Shower Of 2013

Posted 12.20.2013 | Science

As 2013 draws to a close, skywatchers will have one more chance to see some spectacular shooting stars -- and it's all thanks to this weekend's Ursid ...

Can You Hear Meteors?

LiveScience | Marc Lallanilla | Posted 08.10.2013 | Science

When the Perseid meteor shower bursts across the sky later this month, will people be able to hear it? For centuries, people have reported hearing a ...

Space Rock May Be Part Of Threatening Asteroid Gang, Study Suggests

natureheader | Maggie McKee | Posted 08.04.2013 | Science

The house-sized rock that exploded spectacularly in the skies near Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February may have been a member of a gang of asteroids that...

Did Ancient Collisions Kick-Start Life On Earth?

Posted 06.09.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 06/08/2013 08:43 AM EDT on LiveScience The impact of comets crashing into Earth's surface may h...

WATCH: Huge Rock Crashes Into Moon

Posted 05.20.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 05/17/2013 11:20 AM EDT on SPACE.com The moon has a new hole on its surface thanks to a boulder that slammed into i...

Meteor Shower Peaking NOW

Posted 05.05.2013 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 05/05/2013 09:38 AM EDT on SPACE.com A meteor shower created by bits of Halley's Comet is at its peak now, and NASA has...

THIS WEEKEND: Remnants Of Celebrated Comet Light Up Sky

Posted 05.03.2013 | Science

By: Joe Rao Published: 05/03/2013 11:10 AM EDT on SPACE.com Early Sunday (May 5), just before dawn, we'll have an opportunity to see some of the r...

Annual Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

Posted 04.21.2013 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 04/21/2013 07:33 AM EDT on SPACE.com The annual Lyrid meteor shower will peak tonight (April 21) and early Monday, but ...

Annual Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend

Posted 04.16.2013 | Science

By: Miriam Kramer Published: 04/15/2013 06:01 PM EDT on SPACE.com An annual meteor shower is set to peak this weekend, but the showing likely won'...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Threats From The Skies

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 03.11.2013 | Science

The recent meteor strike over Chelyabinsk, Russia is reminding all of us just how vulnerable we are to attacks from above. So I reached out to Phil Pl...

MAP: Every Meteorite Impact Since 2300 B.C.

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 02.20.2013 | Science

Just days after a meteor exploded over Russia, a map showing every meteorite to have hit Earth since 2300 B.C. is going viral. Scientists concluded...

How to Avoid Meteors

Marty Kaplan | Posted 04.20.2013 | World
Marty Kaplan

No one can avoid living where a chunk of space rock explodes with the force of 20 Hiroshima bombs. But the causes of climate change, unlike the contingencies of the interstellar cosmos, are within our control.

WATCH: Fireballs Light Up Florida Sky

Posted 02.18.2013 | Science

A possible meteor shower was spotted in Florida on Sunday night, according to local reports. According to NBC Miami, the Coast Guard received a ho...

Meteor's Shock Wave 'Heard' Around The World

Posted 02.17.2013 | Science

By: Becky Oskin Published: 02/17/2013 09:33 AM EST on LiveScience The shock wave from Friday's (Feb. 15) meteor explosion above Russia sent subs...