meteors

Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks this weekend: Top 8 tips for meteor-watchers!

Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks this weekend: Top 8 tips for meteor-watchers!

The best time to view the Eta Aquarids is in the early morning, right before dawn.

May 06, 2016, 11:47 AM IST
6 unknown facts about MESSENGER's Mercury hit revealed

6 unknown facts about MESSENGER's Mercury hit revealed

There are six things that you probably didn't know about the MESSENGER's Mercury hit to occur on April 30.

Apr 29, 2015, 10:39 AM IST
Celestial treat: Leonid meteor shower to peak across US East coast tonight

Celestial treat: Leonid meteor shower to peak across US East coast tonight

Skygazers are in for a surprise as the best view of Leonid meteor shower is set to be visible across the US East coast on Tuesday night.

Nov 18, 2014, 10:21 AM IST

5 facts about meteors that you might not know

A meteor basically refers to a bright trail of light that appears in the dark sky when a tiny chunk of space debris heats up and burns due to friction caused by the earth’s atmosphere.

Apr 17, 2014, 15:01 PM IST

Seven interesting facts about meteors

A meteor shower is truly a celestial delight to watch. A meteor basically refers to a bright trail of light that appears in the dark sky when a tiny chunk of space debris heats up and burns due to friction caused by the earth’s atmosphere.

Oct 03, 2013, 14:24 PM IST

Ancient Egyptians used meteorites as accessories

Researchers at The Open University (OU) and The University of Manchester have found convincing evidence that Ancient Egyptians used meteorites to make symbolic accessories.

May 31, 2013, 15:17 PM IST

NASA`s Cassini sees meteors colliding with Saturn` rings

Thanks to NASA`s Cassini spacecraft, scientists have found the first direct evidence of small meteoroids breaking into streams of rubble and crashing into Saturn`s rings.

Apr 26, 2013, 13:02 PM IST

Geminid meteor shower to grace night sky today

In what is the last sky show for 2012, cosmic fireworks will on Thursday night fascinate skygazers as the Geminids meteor shower will be at its peak.

Dec 13, 2012, 08:59 AM IST

Weather plays spoilsport, some Perseids meteors seen

Light showers and clouds dampened expectations of stargazers who could witness only some Perseids meteors streaking across the skies in
the wee hours on Friday.

Aug 13, 2010, 14:06 PM IST