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Posts tagged meteors

February 4, 2014

 

Arieal photo of Arizona's Meteor Crater

Mapping (Potentially) Killer Asteroids

There are a million space rocks nearby. Astronomers have only mapped about 9,700 of them.

July 28, 2010

 

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Why Do The Slowest Meteors Come In The Evening?

Why do meteors come when they do? What does the motion of the planet have to do with meteor speed?

May 24, 2010

 

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Why Are Some Shooting Stars Fast And Others Are Slower?

Shooting stars can appear to be moving very fast or seem to linger in the sky. Why is there such a difference in speed?

February 18, 2009

 

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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

 

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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

April 15, 2007

 

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Swift’s Comet

What happens to a comet after it's exciting entrance into our orbit?

January 2, 2006

 

Zoom!

You’re out on a clear, starry night with your best friend, looking for shooting stars. Look, there’s one, your friend shouts, but by the time you look, it’s gone. There’s another, she cries. Too late, you missed it. Then one comes along that seems to just amble across the sky, nice and slow. Why is it that some shooting stars are so fast and others are much slower? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 16, 2004

 

The Front End of the Earth

Enjoy star gazing?Then this Moment of Science is for you!

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