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  • Why an asteroid is crumbling into meteor dust

    A composite image of bright Geminid meteors over Pendleton, Oregon. Credit: Thomas W. Earle

    Just about everyone knows that meteor showers are produced by the dust from comets. But one of the year’s...

     
  • Perseids peak in summer treat for stargazers

    A bright Perseid meteor caught by the writer over the sea from Walmer, Kent, early on 12 August. Credit: Paul Sutherland/Galaxy Picture Library

    The year’s most reliable meteor shower, the Perseids, is reaching its peak today as the Earth ploughs...

     
  • Perseid meteors will rival Olympic fireworks

    Two Perseids are visible in this photo taken in 2010. Credit: Robin Scagell, Galaxy Picture Library

    This weekend brings us the peak of a natural display of fireworks to rival the closing ceremony of the...

     
  • Dragon’s roar promises meteor storm

    Map of sky showing radiant Credit: Society for Popular Astronomy

    A storm of shooting stars is being predicted for this Saturday night (October 8/9) as the Earth has a...

     
  • Early birds catch summer meteors

    Early birds catch summer meteors

    We are in the run up to the peak of the Perseid meteor shower, but get in early to catch these summer...

     
  • Ideal conditions for Perseid fireworks

    Ideal conditions for Perseid fireworks

    Sky watchers will enjoy a spectacular natural firework show this week thanks to perfect conditions for...

     
  • How to observe meteors – Part Two

    How to observe meteors – Part Two

    How to observe meteors – Part One described what meteors are and how they appear in the atmosphere....

     
  • How to observe meteors – Part One

    How to observe meteors – Part One

    Observing meteors can be one of the most instantly rewarding ways to enjoy astronomy, so here is some...

     
  • Meteor storm threat to spacecraft

    Meteor storm threat to spacecraft

    NASA experts are warning that satellites and the space station are under threat from a meteor storm predicted...

     
  • Winter meteors are real Gems

    Winter meteors are real Gems

    A spectacular lightshow is beginning in the night sky as the Earth runs into a vast stream of meteor...

     
  • Look out for Halley’s Comet debris

    Look out for Halley’s Comet debris

    Amateur astronomers are being promised a celestial treat tonight when the Earth ploughs through a stream...

     
  • Perseid meteors are gold medal event

    Perseid meteors are gold medal event

    After the spectacular opening fireworks of the Chinese Olympics comes one of nature’s own finest...