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The Geminids

On December 14, 2016, the Geminids meteor shower is on schedule! This extended meteor shower is visible to night sky observers around the world for about two weeks from its annual “return” to Earth’s point of view. Unlike other meteor … Continue reading

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Airburst!

On June 30, 1908, a meteoroid airburst 6-10 km (4-6 mi) above Earth’s surface over Siberia created a downward atmospheric shockwave in an isolated area near the Tunguska River. The airburst levelled forest in a zone of some 2,150 km2 … Continue reading

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