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Meteor showers visible in late July

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A meteor streaks across the sky against a field of stars during a meteorite shower early August 13, 2010, near Grazalema, southern Spain. Early risers have until the last day of July 2013 to witness a “nice display of meteors on moonless mornings,” according to the astronomical division of the Philippine weather bureau.  AFP PHOTO/JORGE GUERRERO

The last days of July will provide early risers a “nice display of meteors on moonless mornings,” according to the astronomical division of the state weather bureau.

Posted: July 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Scientists claim discovery of Russian meteor fragments

A handout photo taken on February 15, 2013, and provided by Chelyabinsk region police department shows police officers examining small objects as they stand near a six-metre (20-foot) hole in the ice of a frozen lake, reportedly the site of a meteor fall, outside the town of Chebakul in the Chelyabinsk region. Divers scoured today  the bottom of a Russian lake for fragments of a meteorite that plunged to Earth in a blinding fireball whose shockwave injured 1,200 people and damaged thousands of homes. AFP / CHELYABINSK REGION POLICE DEPARTMENT

Scientists said Monday they had discovered fragments of the meteor that spectacularly plunged over Russia’s Ural Mountains creating a shockwave that injured 1,200 people and damaged thousands of homes.

Posted: February 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bright streak of light reported over California

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Hours after a meteor exploded over Russia and injured more than 1,000 people and an asteroid passed relatively close to Earth, residents in California reported seeing an unusual flash of light over the San Francisco Bay area that left many startled and thrilled.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Meteor explodes over Russia, nearly 1,000 injured

A meteorite contrail is seen in this frame grab made from a video done with a dashboard camera, on a highway from Kostanai, Kazakhstan, to Chelyabinsk region in Russia. AP

A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia’s Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb Friday, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring nearly 1,000 people.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Meteor shower to be seen Wednesday night

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Showing on Wednesday night: The Geminids meteor shower.

Posted: December 13th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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