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Little chunks of rock and debris in space are called meteoroids. They become meteors -- or shooting stars -- when they fall through a planet's atmosphere; leaving a bright trail as they are heated to incandescence by the friction of the atmosphere. Pieces that survive the journey and hit the ground are called meteorites.

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A New Meteor Shower in December?
A New Meteor Shower in December?
If you're outdoors after sunset this week, be alert for meteors. Not only is the Geminid meteor shower active as Earth passes through a stream of debris from "rock comet" 3200 Phaethon, but also a new meteor shower could make an appearance.Read More...
How to Hunt a Space Rock
How to Hunt a Space Rock
Recently, meteorite hunters tracked down cosmic debris in order to test a "lab on a chip" destined for future spacecraft.Read More...
The Fireballs of February
The Fireballs of February
In the middle of the night on February 13th, something disturbed the animal population of rural Portal, Georgia. Cows started mooing anxiously and local dogs howled at the sky. The cause of the commotion was a rock from space.Read More...
NASA Research Shows DNA Building Blocks Can Be Made in Space
NASA Research Shows DNA Building Blocks Can Be Made in Space
NASA-funded researchers have found more evidence meteorites can carry DNA components created in space.Read More...
Meteors from Halley's Comet
Meteors from Halley's Comet
Looking for an adventure? Get up in the wee hours of the morning May 6th and head out into the country, far from the city lights. You won't be alone. The birds will be up and singing about the coming dawn, and about the eta Aquarid meteor shower.Read More...
How to See the Best Meteor Showers
How to See the Best Meteor Showers
Whether you're watching from a downtown area or the dark countryside, here are some tips to help you enjoy these celestial shows of shooting stars.Read More...
Venus Disappears During Meteor Shower
Venus Disappears During Meteor Shower
A meteor shower. A crescent Moon. A disappearing planet. These three things will be on display April 22nd when the Moon occults Venus during the annual Lyrid meteor shower.Read More...
 
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A New Meteor Shower in December?
A New Meteor Shower in December?
If you're outdoors after sunset this week, be alert for meteors. Not only is the Geminid meteor shower active as Earth passes through a stream of debris from "rock comet" 3200 Phaethon, but also a new meteor shower could make an appearance.Read More...
How to Hunt a Space Rock
How to Hunt a Space Rock
Recently, meteorite hunters tracked down cosmic debris in order to test a "lab on a chip" destined for future spacecraft.Read More...
The Fireballs of February
The Fireballs of February
In the middle of the night on February 13th, something disturbed the animal population of rural Portal, Georgia. Cows started mooing anxiously and local dogs howled at the sky. The cause of the commotion was a rock from space.Read More...
NASA Research Shows DNA Building Blocks Can Be Made in Space
NASA Research Shows DNA Building Blocks Can Be Made in Space
NASA-funded researchers have found more evidence meteorites can carry DNA components created in space.Read More...
Meteors from Halley's Comet
Meteors from Halley's Comet
Looking for an adventure? Get up in the wee hours of the morning May 6th and head out into the country, far from the city lights. You won't be alone. The birds will be up and singing about the coming dawn, and about the eta Aquarid meteor shower.Read More...
How to See the Best Meteor Showers
How to See the Best Meteor Showers
Whether you're watching from a downtown area or the dark countryside, here are some tips to help you enjoy these celestial shows of shooting stars.Read More...
Venus Disappears During Meteor Shower
Venus Disappears During Meteor Shower
A meteor shower. A crescent Moon. A disappearing planet. These three things will be on display April 22nd when the Moon occults Venus during the annual Lyrid meteor shower.Read More...
 
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