Posts Tagged ‘Leonid’

Leonid Meteor Shower live 8:00 pm EST

Leonid Meteor Shower: In mid-November, spectacular “shooting stars” will streak through the night sky as the Leonid meteor shower hits Earth once again. This annual meteor shower is responsible for some of the most intense meteor storms in history, with meteors falling at rates as high as 50,000 per hour. This year’s Leonid meteor shower […]

Here’s how to see the spectacular Leonid meteor shower next week

Next week, “shooting stars” will streak across the evening sky as the Leonid meteor shower reaches Earth once more. This once-a-year meteor shower is known to be responsible for many of the most intense displays in history, with meteors dropping at rates as high as 50,000 per hour. However, this year’s event probably won’t rank […]

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Are These Fragments From The Mysterious Forest-Flattening 1908 Tunguska Explosion?

A Russian scientist who says he found them 25 years ago has some new details to share. During breakfast on June 30, 1908, a man named S.B. Semenov was sitting on a porch at a northern Russian trading post when the sky burst into flames. He looked up a…

Amateur Comet Discoverers Receive Prestigious 2012 Edgar Wilson Award

April Flowers for – Your Universe Online

The 2012 Edgar Wilson Award for the discovery of comets by amateurs was announced this week by the Minor Planet Center, located at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass. The …

Making a layer cake with atomic precision

Manchester UK (SPX) Oct 15, 2012

In a report published in Nature Physics, a group led Dr Leonid Ponomarenko and Nobel prize-winner Professor Andre Geim has assembled individual atomic layers on top of each other in a desired sequence.

The team …

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