Russia pulls huge 'Chelyabinsk meteor chunk' from lake (Update 2)
Russian divers Wednesday pulled from a murky lake in the Urals a half-tonne suspected meteorite said to have been part of a meteor whose ground-shaking shockwave hurt 1,200 people in February.
Armagh cameras catch unexpected outburst of meteors
A surprise flurry of meteors or "shooting stars" caught the eye of several casual observers in Western Europe on the night of 9–10 September. The meteors were apparently quite fast, with some bright enough ...
Meteor lights up sky over Georgia, Alabama
NASA officials say brilliant lights in the sky and loud booms reported in Alabama and Georgia came from a meteor that streaked across the South.
Phaethon confirmed as rock comet by STEREO vision
The Sun-grazing asteroid, Phaethon, has betrayed its true nature by showing a comet-like tail of dust particles blown backwards by radiation pressure from the Sun. Unlike a comet, however, Phaethon's tail ...
New Mexican skies protected with Dark Sky Park designation
The 34,000-acre Chaco Culture National Historical Park is home to many ancient wonders including the remains of a civilization that thrived over 1,000 years ago. The park, which has been protecting its archaeological ...
Chelyabinsk meteorite had previous collision or near miss (Update)
The Chelyabinsk meteorite either collided with another body in the solar system or came too close to the Sun before it fell to Earth, according to research announced today at the Goldschmidt conference in ...
Five US institutions to share meteorite pieces (Update)
Five U.S. institutions will share parts of a rare meteorite that exploded in a fireball over California last year, The Field Museum said Wednesday.
Meteor shower will be visible from Chicago suburbs
A light show—the natural kind—will be playing in suburban Chicago.
Astronomers celebrate 'celestial pollution' from Perseid Meteor Shower
This weekend, as millions of people gaze up at the stars and wait for Perseid meteors to streak across the sky, one would hardly think that these awe-inspiring "shooting stars" are also a source of atmospheric ...
Heliophysics nugget: Mapping tons of meteoric dust in the sky
(Phys.org) —Heliophysics nuggets are a collection of early science results, new research techniques, and instrument updates that further our attempt to understand the sun and the dynamic space weather system ...
Perseids promise spectacular shooting star show
Stargazers will be treated to a spectacular fireball show early next week when Earth hits a belt of comet debris known as the Perseids, astronomers say.
In astronomy, there's nothing quite like a bright meteor streaking across the glittering canopy of a moonless night sky. The unexpected flash of light adds a dash of magic to an ordinary walk under the stars.
Citizen scientist detects Britain's first 'lightning into space'
History was made last night when citizen scientists detected Britain's first example of a lightning strike into space.
Space debris: A tale of two satellites
It's sometimes tough being a satellite in Earth orbit these days.