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Madrid meteor's cometary origins unearthed

A fireball spotted over Madrid has had its astronomical ancestry unearthed. While it ended its days burning up in Earth's atmosphere on 31 July this year, the fragment began its life as part of Comet 169P/NEAT, responsible ...

Quadrantids offer winter meteor spectacle

Northern hemisphere stargazers can look forward to what could be 2022's best meteor shower on 3–4 January. Observers enjoying dark skies could see 50 or more meteors an hour that night, as the Quadrantids shower reaches ...

Bundle up for the 2021 Geminid meteors

Ready to brave the cold? If you're like us, you haven't wasted an early clear sky morning to get out and see Comet C/2021 A1 Leonard before it heads southward. The coming days offer another early AM celestial sight: the Geminid ...

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