meteor shower

Dazzling meteor shower to brighten the night skies

Dazzling meteor shower to brighten the night skies

Meteor showers are named after the location of the radiant, usually a star or constellation close to where they appear in the night sky. The Geminid radiant is in the constellation Gemini.
 

Dec 13, 2017, 20:03 PM IST
Skywatchers can enjoy a dazzling meteor shower this week

Skywatchers can enjoy a dazzling meteor shower this week

Meteor showers are named after the location of the radiant, usually a star or constellation close to where they appear in the night sky. The Geminid radiant is in the constellation Gemini.
 

Dec 09, 2017, 17:34 PM IST
World's first-ever manmade meteor shower to take place in 2019

World's first-ever manmade meteor shower to take place in 2019

The tech involves real material coming down from orbit and burning in the atmosphere.

Nov 21, 2017, 19:10 PM IST
Perseid meteor shower to dazzle skies as it peaks this weekend! - When, where and how to view it

Perseid meteor shower to dazzle skies as it peaks this weekend! - When, where and how to view it

The shower will peak around 1:00 pm EDT on August 12, which means that the night before and the night after will both have good rates.

Aug 12, 2017, 11:10 AM IST
Risk of asteroid hitting Earth growing, warn astronomers

Risk of asteroid hitting Earth growing, warn astronomers

The astronomers, from the Czech Academy of Sciences, drew their conclusion after analysing 144 bolides - large meteors that explode in the atmosphere - from the Taurids and detecting a new branch with at least two asteroids measuring 200-300 metres (220-330 yards) in diameter.

Jun 07, 2017, 09:31 AM IST
Orionid meteor shower to dazzle US skies as it peaks later this week!

Orionid meteor shower to dazzle US skies as it peaks later this week!

The shower appears to emerge from the constellation Orion – one of the brightest groups of stars in the sky, which is why the name.

Oct 18, 2016, 22:03 PM IST
Perseid meteor shower to create a spectacular sight for skygazers this week!

Perseid meteor shower to create a spectacular sight for skygazers this week!

Here's a piece of news that is sure to bring smiles on faces of skygazers across the globe as they will be treated to a spectacular celestial sight for the next few days, courtesy the Perseid meteor shower.

Aug 11, 2015, 20:39 PM IST
Quadrantid meteor set to sparkle night sky on weekend with 2015's first meteor shower

Quadrantid meteor set to sparkle night sky on weekend with 2015's first meteor shower

Quadrantid meteor shower will make this weekend's night sky sparkle, making it the first meteor shower of 2015.

Jan 03, 2015, 23:48 PM 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

Comet flyby of Mars changed chemistry of atmosphere: NASA

Last month, an exotic deep space comet flew by Mars and unleashed an unexpectedly strong meteor shower that briefly changed the chemistry of the Red Planet`s upper atmosphere, NASA said Friday.

Nov 08, 2014, 03:19 AM IST

Brand new meteor shower may light up Earth`s sky today

Earth will travel through a fresh stream of comet dust early Saturday, possibly creating a gallery of shooting stars for night-time sky-watchers, astronomers said on Friday.

May 24, 2014, 01:29 AM IST

You are invited for a spectacular meteor shower!

If you do not have a telescope or binocular, do not worry as a meteor shower is something that anyone can enjoy. You may not like to miss the spectacular show of the Eta Aquarids around May 6.

Apr 26, 2014, 17:00 PM IST

Scientists probe meteor link to Argentina explosion

Scientists said Tuesday that a meteor crashing to earth could explain reports of an explosion in the Argentine countryside some 350 kilometers (250 miles) northwest of Buenos Aires.

Feb 19, 2014, 10:14 AM IST

Perseid meteors to cause `celestial pollution` during meteor shower

When the Perseid meteors streak across the sky this weekend, these awe-inspiring "shooting stars" will leave behind a trail of what is known as "Celestial Pollution".

Aug 10, 2013, 11:47 AM IST

Meteor shower as Earth hits belt of comet debris next week

Stargazers will be treated to a spectacular fireball show early next week when Earth hits a belt of comet debris known as the Perseids, astronomers say.

Aug 09, 2013, 09:26 AM IST

Perseid meteor shower set to light up sky on Aug 11 and 12

The Perseid meteor shower is set to put on a spectacular show on the nights of August 11 and 12.

Aug 06, 2013, 12:42 PM IST

Russia sends clean-up team to meteorite-hit Urals

As part of a rescue and clean-up operation after the meteor strike, which injured around 1,200 people, a 20, 000-strong team has been sent to the Ural region.

Feb 16, 2013, 13:25 PM IST

Those aren`t meteors falling, it`s the US testing weapons: Russian leader

Russian lawmaker Vladimir Zhirinovsky, said that meteorite fragments had not rained down on Russia but resulted from US weapons tests.

Feb 16, 2013, 11:32 AM IST

2013`s first meteor shower peaks this week

Stargazers can celebrate the New Year with a celestial fireworks display as the first meteor shower of 2013 will kick off the year’s night sky events this week.

Jan 01, 2013, 17:42 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