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2016 ETA Aquarid meteor shower peaks May 5-6

Itching to watch a meteor shower and don't mind getting up at an early hour? Good because this should be a great year for the annual Eta Aquarid (AY-tuh ah-QWAR-ids) shower which peaks on Thursday and Friday mornings May ...

dateMay 05, 2016 in Space Exploration
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The five greatest balls of fire over Earth

We live on a moving target in a cosmic firing range. Each day, the Earth is bombarded by about a hundred tonnes of space debris. It may sound alarming, but this is really nothing to worry about. Most of the objects that fall ...

dateFeb 26, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Surprise meteor shower on New Year's Eve

A new network of video surveillance cameras in New Zealand has detected a surprise meteor shower on New Year's Eve. The shower is called the Volantids, named after the constellation Volans, the flying fish, from which the ...

dateFeb 24, 2016 in Space Exploration
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