Meteor shower over N. America a dud
Astronomers and amateur sky watchers across North America went to bed early Saturday disappointed by a meteor shower hyped as "potentially spectacular" that, in the end, was a dud.
'Potentially spectacular' meteor shower over N. America
A mysterious meteor shower late Friday and early Saturday is captivating countless astronomers and amateur skywatchers with the promise of a falling-star show unlike any ever before seen.
SETI scientist will observe meteor shower from above the clouds
SETI Institute scientist Peter Jenniskens first predicted the May 23 Camelopardalid meteor shower 10 years ago. He is now ready to solve the mystery of the comet's past activity.
Potential weekend meteor shower will also affect the moon
If the hoped-for meteor blast materializes this Friday night / Saturday morning (May 23-24) Earth won't be the only world getting peppered with debris strewn by comet 209P/LINEAR. The moon will zoom through ...
Major meteor shower could delight N. America May 23-24
Skywatchers in the United States and Canada could see a one-of-a-kind meteor shower late Friday night and early Saturday, astronomers say.
Live webcast of Comet LINEAR and new meteor shower, 23-24 May
On the night of May 23rd, a new meteor shower, now named the Camelopardalids, will appear in the night sky with potential to become a full meteor storm as debris from Comet 209P/LINEAR passes by Earth this month. Slooh will ...
Stay up late for tonight's Eta Aquarid meteor shower
Halley's Comet won't be back in Earth's vicinity until the summer of 2061, but that doesn't mean you have to wait 47 years to see it. The comet's offspring return this week as the annual Eta Aquarid meteor ...
Possible meteor shower May 23-24 as Earth passes through dust trail of 209P/LINEAR
On Friday night/early Saturday May 23-24 skywatchers across the U.S. and southern Canada may witness the birth of a brand new meteor shower. If predictions hold true, Earth will pass through multiple tendrils ...
The Lyrids meteor shower should put on a show overnight
If you're willing to rise early tomorrow morning then there's the chance to see a meteor shower, known as the Lyrids, which may been responsible for a bright light seen recently over Russia.
Another fireball explodes over Russia
Why does Russia seem to get so many bright meteors? Well at 6.6 million square miles it's by far the largest country in the world plus, with dashboard-mounted cameras being so commonplace (partly to help ...
Space rock craze hits South Korea after meteor shower
A corner of South Korea is in the grip of a frenzied hunt for valuable space souvenirs, following a rare meteor shower there last week.
A possible meteor shower from Comet ISON?
Hey, remember Comet C/2012 S1 ISON? Who can forget the roller-coaster ride that the touted "Comet of the Century" took us on last year. Well, ISON could have one more trick up its cosmic sleeve –although ...
The Quadrantid meteor shower
If there's one thing we love, it's a good meteor shower from an obscure and defunct constellation.
The "magic hour" for Geminid meteors
As arctic air and record cold sweeps across the USA, amateur astronomers are looking at their calendars with a degree of trepidation. A date is circled: Dec. 14th. And below it says: "Wake up at 4 AM for the ...