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Video: An orbital look back at Earth in 2013

(Phys.org) —A fleet of orbiting satellites monitors Earth constantly. The satellites from NASA and other space agencies give us a fresh, wide perspective on things that we can see from the ground – and things that we ...

dateApr 30, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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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 combat insurance ...

dateApr 21, 2014 in Space Exploration
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The power of the Chelyabinsk meteor

Looking at the power of the Chelyabinsk meteor (which struck a year ago and is visible starting around 1:15 in the video above) is still terrifying all these months later. Happily for those of on Earth worried about these ...

dateFeb 25, 2014 in Space Exploration
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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 it's a big maybe—in ...

dateJan 15, 2014 in Space Exploration
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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 Geminid meteor ...

dateDec 13, 2013 in Space Exploration
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