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meteoroid

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Meteorite whizzes by skydiver, gets caught on tape

A Norwegian skydiver appears to have an extremely close call with a falling meteorite, which fortunately wasn't on fire at the time.

By Apr. 4, 2014

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Boom! NASA captures massive moon explosion on video

NASA has its eye on the moon as a boulder-size meteoroid crashes into the lunar surface with a force equal to 5 tons of TNT.

By May. 20, 2013

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Meteor shower created by Halley's Comet to peak Sunday

NASA will provide live video of the event, as well as a live chat with Bill Cooke, head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office.

By May. 5, 2013

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Buckle up -- the year's best meteor shower peaks on Friday

Known for its massive fireballs and displaying more than 100 meteors per hour, the impressive Geminid show is not to be missed.

By Dec. 10, 2013

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August hosts Perseid, the best meteor shower of the year

This month, a spectacular sight is coming to the nighttime sky. Here's the lowdown on how you can catch a glimpse of the Perseids.

By Aug. 6, 2013

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Another close asteroid encounter for Earth coming Friday

We've never seen an object this big get so close to Earth. Get ready for Friday's rendezvous with asteroid 2012 DA14.

By Feb. 12, 2013

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Orionid meteor shower promises a weekend treat

Looking for something stellar to do this weekend? Wander outside of the city early Sunday morning and observe the Orionid meteor shower.

By Oct. 20, 2012

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Meteor blazing over Russia captured on video

The shocking sight of a meteor over Russia this morning was captured in dramatic fashion by many cameras.

By Feb. 15, 2013

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Was that a meteor over New York (and zipping across Twitter)?

A NASA representative tells the Associated Press that the bright object seen by many along the East Coast of the U.S. last night may well have been a meteor.

By Mar. 23, 2013