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Put on your headphones and watch this dizzying time-lapse video at full screen as meteors from years and years of showers flit across the sky. Thomas O'Brien shot and edited this video, which captures the Perseid, Geminid and Leonid meteor showers,
Some sort of monster perhaps. (AP file photo) Local News New meteor shower could offer spectacular show starting Friday We are used to the annual rotation of meteor showers (Perseids in August, Leonids in November, etc.) but on May 23, a brand-new
Steamboat Springs One of things I enjoy most about astronomy is the occasional surprise that the universe can spring on us, like an unexpected bright comet or supernova. Well, this coming Friday night and Saturday morning, if astronomers'
The annual Lyrid meteor shower peaks this year on the morning of Tuesday, April 22 (also Earth Day)...The shower happens as Earth passes through a stream of debris from the comet Thatcher, which makes a full orbit of the sun every 415 years...Video
Steamboat Springs On any given night of the year, a single observer can expect to see about five or six shooting stars, or meteors, every hour of the night, on average. These sporadic meteors can dart randomly from any direction in the sky. But,
Because the show is usually only a few hours long and often obscured by winter weather, it doesn't have the same celebrated status as the Geminids or Perseids. However, the Quadrantid shower can produce up to 60 "shooting stars" per hour before dawn.
The Astronomy Picture of the Day website is trying to solve a sky riddle from New Brunswick...The Astronomy Picture of the Day website is asking people for possible explanations for green patches that emerge in the night sky in a video taken at
British scientists believe they have found small bugs from outer space in the Earth's atmosphere...The scientists found this small organism on a balloon Tiny organisms were discovered by University of Sheffield experts on a research balloon they had
This stunning time-lapse video of the Perseid meteor shower was shot by Vimeo user Michael Chung , near Victorville, Calif. He was lucky enough to catch what's called a persistent train after a meteor explosion: While this does show a meteor breaking
Personally, I've never seen anything like this, and photographer and digital artist Michael K. Chung said he couldn't believe what he saw when he was processing images he took for a timelapse of the Perseid meteor shower. It appears he captured a