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Infrasound Takes a Bow

Infrasound Takes a Bow

Last week's events pushed the obscure subject of infrasound into the news. That was music to my science-obsessed ears.

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The Leonids Are Back!

The Leonids Are Back!

The Leonids are back: the annual meteor shower of November that offers us the chance to see a bit of very ancient history disintegrate in a fiery second.

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UFO? LGM? OMG! What is That Thing in the Sky?

UFO? LGM? OMG! What is That Thing in the Sky?

Ever seen something in the sky that was unusual, and which you couldn't explain? Here is a peek at my process of armchair evaluation of unexplained sightings.

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Asteroid 2005 YU55 Scores!

Asteroid 2005 YU55 Scores!

On November 8th, at 3:28 PM PST, the asteroid "2005 YU55" will pass by the Earth at a distance of just over 200,000 miles, or about 40,000 miles within the Moon's orbit. Fortunately, the asteroid's trajectory is well known, and poses no threat to us (at this time).

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Flashes in the Night

Flashes in the Night

"I was visiting my parents, and around ten o'clock I went outside to take a look at the stars, looked straight up—and I saw a strange flash of light. Did I see a UFO?"

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Panning for Starstuff

Panning for Starstuff

40,000 metric tonnes of material fall to Earth every year. How long can this go on?

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A Night to be Out Under the Stars…and Planets…and Moon…and Meteors….

A Night to be Out Under the Stars…and Planets…and Moon…and Meteors….

A Night to be Out Under the Stars…and planets…and Moon…and meteors….

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Near Mars Object

Near Mars Object

Victoria Crater on Mars, similar in size to the crater the near-Mars asteroid 2007 WD 5 would have produced. Credit: NASA/Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter The possibility that a sizable asteroid would strike the planet Mars on January 30th temporarily raised the excitement level in the astronomical community to a pretty high level in the last couple […]

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