A Japanese company wants to sell on-demand fake meteor showers — but scientists aren’t happy

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Massive fireball over Texas caught on film

Hope you guys had a fantastic weekend. If the weather was on your side, maybe you even had the chance to catch some flinging meteors from the Geminids.  One such meteor caused a spectacular fireball over Texas on Saturday and luckily the whole dazzling display was caught on tape by a NASA camera. The object was caught by one of

This weekend’s Orionids meteor shower in PHOTOS

Like I mentioned last week, this past weekend was light struck by Halley’s comet offsprings in a dazzling feast for the eyes and spirit. The debris from the famed comet, which last visited Earth in 1986, helps produce up to 25 meteors per hour during the Orionid meteor shower. Thus, those lucky enough to be out of the city and with

Don’t miss this weekend’s Orionids meteor shower peak

Since last Sunday, Halley’s comet offspring have been swirling through the night sky delighting star gazers all around the world. This coming weekend, however, the Orionids will be at their peak and full splendor – your definitely don’t want to miss it! This time of year, the moon sets at about midnight, which offers more time for catching shooting stars in the

Perseid shower peaks this weekend [shorties]

In a previous post I was telling you how to make the most of the Perseid shower, and now, it’s time to make the most of that know-how. Good news for sky gazers in America: drier air should move into the Mid-Atlantic along with decreasing cloud-cover, which will almost definitely make for a good viewing. If you have a good,

How to make the most of the upcoming meteor showers

For people of the Northern Hemisphere (North America, Europe, Asia and a healthy chunk of Africa), late July and August is usually meteor viewing season; usually, the most spectacular displays take place during mid August – the Perseids, of course. This year, 2012, will be a fairly good but not spectacular one for meteor showers, as the Perseids coincide with

The Lyrid Meteor Shower – not to be missed this weekend

A moonless night might offer the best setting for the best view of the upcoming Lyrid meteor shower in years this very weekend. The best time to catch it on display will be on Saturday night, although the skyline fireball display is set to rage on well into the following morning. The Lyrids are somewhat modest in display compared to

Sky gazers beware: the 2011 Orionids are almost here

Another meteor shower draws nearer, as scientists expect it to peak this Friday and Saturday – just before dawn on Oct. 21 and 22. Each October, the Earth passes through a trail of dust left behind by the Halley comet; when some of these particles, most no bigger than grains of sand get caught in the atmosphere, they ignite, creating

Halley comet to rain down meteor shower tonight

The Halley comet, perhaps the most infamous of them all, will light the night sky in a dazzling display which will be visible for everybody, if the weather permits. The light in the sky The annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower will peak early tomorrow morning and will probably thrill nightgazers, if we will be lucky enough to have a clear

Geminids to offer another thrilling night for stargazers

The strangest meteor shower one can observe every year is almost upon us. Geminids is the only meteor shower that isn’t caused by a passing comet, but rather by an asteroid; the meteors are slow moving and pretty bright, making them a perfect target not only for astronomy afficionados, but for everybody who want’s to see a stellar show. From