Deflecting an Asteroid Before It Hits Earth May Take Multiple Bumps

After years of shooting meteorites with a special gun owned by NASA, researchers highlighted challenges for a preferred method of planetary defense.

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Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower 2021: When to Watch

Meteor showers can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to catch a glimpse.

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A 22-Million-Year Journey From the Asteroid Belt to Botswana

Astronomers reconstructed a space rock’s path before it exploded over southern Africa in 2018 and sprinkled the Kalahari with meteorites.

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Why Aren’t More Moon Craters Named for Women?

By drawing the small number of lunar craters named for women, an artist hopes to highlight women’s contributions to the sciences.

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Lyrid Meteor Shower 2021: How to Watch

Meteor showers can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to catch a glimpse.

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The Latest Wrinkle in Crumple Theory

From studies of “geometric frustration,” scientists learn how paper folds under pressure.

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The Moon’s Comet-Like Tail Shoots Beams Around the Earth

“It almost seems like a magical thing,” said one of the astronomers involved in studying the lunar phenomenon.

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Meteor Streaks Like a Firework Across U.K. Night Sky

Those who looked up just before 10 p.m. on Sunday were treated to the sight of a fireball meteor.

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A Winter Solstice, a Meteor Shower, Jupiter and Saturn Walk Into Your Night Sky

One day that has room for three distinct astronomical events.

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Leonid Meteor Shower: Best Time to See and How to Watch

Meteor showers can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to catch a glimpse.

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Orionids Meteor Shower 2020: Watch It Peak in Night Skies

Meteor showers can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to catch a glimpse.

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Perseid Meteor Shower 2020: Watch It Peak Tonight

Meteor showers can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to catch a glimpse.

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Small Worlds With Lava Oceans Might Have Given Us Meteorites

Researchers propose a new model to explain the formation of most of the meteorites that make it to Earth.

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This NASA Mission May Cause an Artificial Meteor Shower

A study says the DART mission’s collision with an asteroid near Earth may liberate enough debris to reach Earth’s atmosphere.

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Eta Aquarids: Watch Halley’s Comet’s Meteor Shower Peak in Night Skies

Meteor showers can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to catch a glimpse.

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Antarctica vs. Science

For researchers using delicate, one-of-a-kind equipment, the extreme conditions at the bottom of the planet pose special challenges.

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