Around midnight on Monday, a dazzling astronomical phenomenon literally called a “fireball” ripped across the sky over New England. Cameras at Burlington, Vermont’s little international airport caught the best views of it I’ve seen anywhere.
The Eta Aquarid meteor shower is tonight, and it’s going to be a spectacular show. Here’s how, when, and where to watch the Eta Aquarids—and why they’ve been so unjustly ignored for so long.
Bright glowing things falling from the sky are not exactly things I hope to or expect to see while traveling down a highway. But apparently, it happens.
Last night, yet another eye-searing blue meteor screamed across the dark Russian sky. Lucky for us, Russia is the land of dashcams, meaning that yet again, we get a driver's seat view of the phenomenon. How do you say "wow" in Russian?
Here's your first look at what scientists think is the biggest chunk of the Chelyabinsk meteor, which crash-landed in the Chebarkul Lake in February, injuring as many as 950 people. "They weighed it using a giant steelyard balance," the AP tells us, "which displayed 570 kilograms (1,256 pounds) before it broke." […
Everyone’s favorite meteor shower, the Perseids, are expected to hit their dazzling peak over North America within the next two or three days. And even if you're surrounded by city lights, you'll have a front row seat. Tonight, NASA is streaming its first Perseid webcast, replete with cosmic debris, sky fireballs,…