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Recurring Meteor Shower On Mercury? NASA’s MESSENGER Suggests So

Does the planet Mercury have regular meteor showers like the Earth does? Apparently so, based on recent findings/data from NASA’s MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) spacecraft. The “discovery” is coming to us via clues found in the very thin halo of gases that make up the planet’s exosphere — clues found by […]

February 3rd

Lyrids Meteor Shower Peaks On April 22, 2014

One of the most beautiful (and consistent) meteor showers of the year, the Lyrids, is nearly here — with a peak right around April 21-22. So make a note in your calendar and get ready for what looks to be quite a good show this year! The Lyrid meteor shower will be peaking in the […]

April 10th

Perseids Meteor Shower Peaks August 12 2013

The Perseid meteor shower — consistently one of the best mentor showers of the year — is nearly here. While peak of the prolific Perseids won’t be until August 12 2013, the meteor shower will offer a good show throughout most of early August — and overlaps with the tail-end of the Delta Aquarids. Something […]

July 31st

Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks Saturday, October 20, 2012

  The Orionid meteor shower is peaking this weekend (Saturday, October 20, 2012). The Orionids were created from the famous Halley’s Comet, and should deliver a very impressive show this year according to experts in the field. The Orionids will reach their peak overnight from Saturday to Sunday, October 20-21. This happens every year as […]

October 17th