Everything you need to know: Lyrid meteor shower
It's nearly time for the annual Lyrid meteor shower. The shower is active each year from about April 16 to 25. In 2013, new moon comes on April 10. Afterwards, the moon will be waxing and in the evening sky. Full moon falls on April 25, and around that ...
How The World Will End, According To 1939
The scientists of 1939 would like to add "moon explosion" and "giant meteor" to that list—and they created some terrifying paintings to show you just what humanity's demise will look like. Popular Science published those apocalyptic illustrations ...
Meteor Madness and Campout to Be Held April 20-21
The event includes a traditional camp dinner, activities, breakfast the morning of April 21 and an opportunity to learn about the Lyrids meteor shower. The event begins at 6 p.m. on April 20 and ends at 8:30 a.m. on April 21. The cost is $8 per person ...
Colorful Meteor Streaks Across Sky 2013 HQ - YouTube
A meteor lit up the sky Friday night over the East Coast. Social media exploded over meteor ...
Scientists to talk planetary defense in Flagstaff
One is a pre-conference discussion on April 14 about a meteor that exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains earlier this year. The meteor was the largest recorded space rock to hit Earth in more than a century and injured nearly 1,500 people. The other is ...
5 technologies to protect Earth from an asteroid strike
According to NASA scientists, the meteor that caused havoc in Chelyabinsk was thought to have been around 15m wide and exploded with a force 30 times that of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima,. The far larger passing asteroid, named 2012 DA14, ...
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Missing link between geology and biology found
The research team think that they may have found the very origins of the power source by using a bit of a meteor and water from the volcanic pools of Hveradalur geothermal area in Iceland. “The mystery of how living organisms sprung out of lifeless ...
2013 THE Year of Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!