1. An area from West Montreal to Cornwall, Ont., to upstate New York was reportedly rocked by the sound of a massive explosion at around 8 p.m. Tuesday (November 26), but with no immediate evidence of structural damage on the ground, residents began speculating that the boom had come from the cosmos.

    “People are reporting a blue flash of light that lasted a couple of seconds and then a loud booming sound. This has the hallmark of a meteor blast,” said Andrew Fazekas, a spokesman with the Montreal Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. “It could be anywhere from the size of a living room sofa to the size of a car.”

     
  2. 13:28 27th Oct 2013

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Meteor in moonlight on Wugongshan mount, Jiangxi Province, China, 14th, Oct, 2013. It may belone to Taurus meteor shower. [**]

    Meteor in moonlight on Wugongshan mount, Jiangxi Province, China, 14th, Oct, 2013. It may belone to Taurus meteor shower. [**]

    (Source: afro-dominicano)

     
  3. 14:32 10th Aug 2013

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    canadian-space-agency:

The Perseids are Back! Wish upon a star…dozens of times a night!
Heading out to cottage country or camping? Be sure to look for the Perseids, one of the most impressive annual meteor showers! 
Each year, from late July to mid-August, hundreds of meteors rain down on our skies as the Earth passes through the tail of Comet Swift-Tuttle. An increasing number of shooting stars should be visible every night, until the light show culminates on the nights of August 11-13. During the peak, typically in the darkest hours after midnight, up to 50 to 80 meteors per hour can streak across the sky. 
Don’t forget to make a wish!
Photo: Perseids below! Astronaut Ron Garan snapped this shot of a Perseid meteor (the white streak) below the International Space Station on August 13, 2011.
Photo Credit: Ron Garnan/NASA

    canadian-space-agency:

    The Perseids are Back! Wish upon a star…dozens of times a night!

    Heading out to cottage country or camping? Be sure to look for the Perseids, one of the most impressive annual meteor showers!

    Each year, from late July to mid-August, hundreds of meteors rain down on our skies as the Earth passes through the tail of Comet Swift-Tuttle. An increasing number of shooting stars should be visible every night, until the light show culminates on the nights of August 11-13. During the peak, typically in the darkest hours after midnight, up to 50 to 80 meteors per hour can streak across the sky. 

    Don’t forget to make a wish!

    Photo: Perseids below! Astronaut Ron Garan snapped this shot of a Perseid meteor (the white streak) below the International Space Station on August 13, 2011.

    Photo Credit: Ron Garnan/NASA

    (Source: facebook.com)

     
  4. 17:29 28th Feb 2013

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    discoverynews:

Russian Meteor Likely An Apollo Asteroid Chunk
After some very cool sleuthing by two astronomers, the true nature of the Russian meteor has been uncovered. Turns out it has a similar orbit to the Earth-crossing Apollo-class asteroids. This was a warning shot, there’s bigger ones out there [cue Jaws music] Read more

    discoverynews:

    Russian Meteor Likely An Apollo Asteroid Chunk

    After some very cool sleuthing by two astronomers, the true nature of the Russian meteor has been uncovered. Turns out it has a similar orbit to the Earth-crossing Apollo-class asteroids. This was a warning shot, there’s bigger ones out there [cue Jaws music] Read more

     
  5. 15:33 21st Feb 2013

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    popmech:

space-pics:

Name that space rock!http://space-pics.tumblr.com/

A handy guide.

    popmech:

    space-pics:

    Name that space rock!
    http://space-pics.tumblr.com/

    A handy guide.

     
  6.  Preview images from Die Hard V, Special Edition 

     
  7. 11:34

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    barbiegail56:

The Meteor explained via The Telegraph

source (with bigger image)

    barbiegail56:

    The Meteor explained via The Telegraph

    source (with bigger image)

     
  8. 08:50

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    allgeektome:

    BREAKING NEWS: Meteorite Explodes Over Russian City, Hundreds Injured


    A meteor or meteorite exploded over the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia this morning, reportedly injuring hundreds of people. As of right now, there are no confirmed deaths in the city of roughly 1 million people, but officials are still assessing the situation.

    The number of injuries so far varies from 100 to roughly 400, most caused by shattered window glass.

    According to experts, the event is not connected with asteroid DA12, which is projected to pass within the orbit of geosynchronous satellites. That particular rock is, by all reliable accounts, expected to miss the Earth entirely later today.

    Read more … 

     
  9. 16:40 17th Dec 2012

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    thescienceofreality:

Geminid Meteors by Fengfang Yuan in Meizhou, Canton, China
     
  10. Krazy Kat, 1918-12-09

    Krazy Kat, 1918-12-09