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Meteors

Fireball over the Swiss Alps

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Ivo Scheggia]

A few days ago, a bright fireball was photographed from the Alps mountain range in Switzerland as it blazed across the sky.

FireballThe fireball, likely from the Taurids meteor shower, was notable… Continue reading

Comet dust over central Texas

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Jared Tennant

CometDustDusty debris from periodic Comet Swift-Tuttle was swept up by planet Earth this week.

Vaporized by their passage through the dense atmosphere at 59 kilometers per second, the tiny grains produced a… Continue reading

The Perseids meteor shower, Aug. 13, 2015

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A Perseid meteor over Cold Creek in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Nevada. / Ethan Miller / Getty Images

A Perseid meteor over Cold Creek in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Nevada. / Ethan Miller / Getty Images

Perseid meteor shower over the windmills of Tés, Hungary. / Péter Komka / MTI

Perseid meteor shower over the windmills of Tés, Hungary. / Péter Komka / MTI

Heaven above, North Korea below

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ViewFromNorthKoreaKnown in the north as a winter meteor shower, the 2014 Geminids rain down on this rugged, frozen landscape. The scene was recorded from the summit of Mt. Changbai along China’s… Continue reading




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