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Weekend Orionid meteor shower

Earth is about to pass through a stream of debris from Halley's comet, source of the annual Orionid meteor shower. Forecasters expect more than 15 meteors per hour to fly across the sky on Saturday morning, Oct. 22nd, when ...

dateOct 21, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Draconid meteor outburst

On October 8th Earth is going to plow through a stream of dust from Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner, and the result could be an outburst of Draconid meteors.

dateOct 05, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Keeping astronauts safe from meteroids

Every day, about 100 tons of meteoroids bombard the Earth's atmosphere. These tiny particles can cause serious damage to spacecraft and astronauts alike. So how do we ensure the safety of space explorers and the important ...

dateApr 01, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Spring is fireball season

What are the signs of spring? They are as familiar as a blooming Daffodil, a songbird at dawn, a surprising shaft of warmth from the afternoon sun. And, oh yes, don't forget the meteors.

dateApr 01, 2011 in Space Exploration
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ARTEMIS spacecraft believed stuck by object

Flight Dynamics data from THEMIS-B (one of the two ARTEMIS spacecraft) indicated that one of the EFI (electric field instrument)spherical tip masses may have been struck by a meteoroid at 0605 UT on October 14. All science ...

dateOct 25, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Large Meteor Tracked over Northeast Alabama

On the evening of May 18, NASA all-sky meteor cameras located at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and at the Walker County Science Center near Chickamauga, Ga. tracked the entry of a large meteor estimated to weigh some ...

dateJun 03, 2010 in Space Exploration
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