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Stunning Lyrid meteor over earth at night

(Phys.org) -- On the night of April 21, the 2012 Lyrid meteor shower peaked in the skies over Earth. While NASA allsky cameras were looking up at the night skies, astronaut Don Pettit aboard the International ...

May 21, 2012
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The 3D Lyrid meteor shower

This weekend, NASA scientists, amateur astronomers, and an astronaut on board the International Space Station will attempt the first-ever 3D photography of meteors from Earth and space.

Apr 19, 2012
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STAR TRAK for January 2012

The planets Venus and Jupiter will dominate the sky as darkness falls during January. Jupiter will be twice as bright as any star, and Venus will be four times brighter than Jupiter.

Jan 05, 2012
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The bizarre case of meteors with two identities

(PhysOrg.com) -- Astronomers have discovered why we see meteors flash through the night sky while they seemingly rain down on us gently at the same time. In a paper published in the December 20 issue of the Astrophysical Jo ...

Dec 20, 2011
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New app helps NASA keep track of meteoroids

Surprising but true: Every day, on average, more than 40 tons of meteoroids strike our planet. Most are tiny specks of comet dust that disintegrate harmlessly high up in Earth's atmosphere, producing a slow ...

Dec 15, 2011
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