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Posts tagged meteor shower

February 18, 2009

 

Person holding small meteorite

Rocky Weather Forecasting

During a "meteor shower" bits of rocky material that enter our atmosphere from space burn up because of friction.

April 17, 2007

 

mars

Mars Attack

It was a great moment in the history of NASA, especially since people had been working so long at trying to get a probe to Mars

September 27, 2003

 

Rocky Weather Forecasting

If you find yourself away from a city, spend an hour looking up on any clear, moonless night. You’re bound to see a few brilliant “shooting stars.” These actually have nothing to do with stars: They’re meteors, and if your viewing conditions are good, you can see about seven per hour on any given night.

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