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Earth may have been struck by an interstellar meteor way back in 2014

April 16th, 2019

It was late 2017 when the astronomy world was buzzing over what appeared to be the first-ever interstellar visitor observed by mankind. It was a long, cigar-shaped object which its discoverers named Oumuamua, and it swooped around our Sun and back out towards interstellar space so rapidly that scientists had to scramble to study it. …

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Watch a fireball tear through the sky over the Carolinas

April 5th, 2019

Seeing something you’re not expecting suddenly appear in the sky can be both exciting and a little bit frightening. Whatever emotion it sparks in you, you’re probably going to want to share your sighting with anyone who will listen, and when a bright fireball appeared in the skies over the Carolinas yesterday there were plenty …

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Watch a meteor light up the night sky over Florida

April 1st, 2019

If you happened to be in certain part of Florida or Georgia on Saturday — and also happened to be outside after dark and looking in the right direction — you might have spotted a chunk of space rock lighting up the sky. Easily identified as a meteor, the object sped through the atmosphere in …

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Scientists are hunting for a meteorite that just struck in Australia

August 29th, 2018

A meteor streaked through the skies above a heavily populated area of Australia last night, prompting countless residents to gaze skyward and sparking a scientific hunt for any chunks the speeding space rock may have left behind. Appearing in the night sky above Perth, Australia’s largest city as well as its capital, the fireball’s appearance …

How to watch Perseid meteor shower 2018: date and time

How to watch the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

August 11th, 2018

The Perseid meteor shower is one of the astronomic highlights of any year, and luckily for those of us slaving away in front of a computer Monday to Friday, the 2018 Perseid shower falls on a weekend. The meteor show will kick off on Saturday, and peak on Sunday evening into the early hours of …