Meteors

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Blue meteors with occasional fireballs – the Quadrantids are at their peak
Annual shower can produce more than 100 meteors an hour

Stuart Clark

03, Jan, 2022 @6:05 AM

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Out of this world: did Earth’s water come from icy comets and grains of space dust?
New British research backs theory that parched planet’s water all came from extraterrestrial source

Robin McKie Science editor

11, Dec, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Starwatch: how to see the Leonids meteor shower
They take their name from the constellation Leo and can be spotted from 6 to 30 November

Stuart Clark

08, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Meteorite crashes through roof of Canada woman’s home and on to bed
‘I’ve never been so scared in my life,’ says Ruth Hamilton after meteorite shower above a western Canadian region

Guardian staff and agencies

14, Oct, 2021 @1:28 PM

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Starwatch: how to watch the Perseid meteor shower from the UK
Second week of August brings the annual view of shooting stars as Earth enters a comet’s dust trail

Stuart Clark

09, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Why don’t we see more meteorites after big asteroid belt collisions?
Amount of cosmic debris reaching Earth has stayed surprisingly constant in last 500m years, say scientists

Kate Ravilious

03, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Eta Aquarids meteor shower 2021: Australia expecting to see spectacular display of shooting stars
The best time to look skyward will be from 2.30am to 3am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning – and you won’t need a telescope

Mostafa Rachwani

06, May, 2021 @5:50 AM

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Asteroid’s 22m-year journey from source to Earth mapped in historic first
Flight path of Kalahari’s six-tonne asteroid is first tracing of meteorite shedding rock to solar system origin

Ian Sample Science editor

22, Apr, 2021 @11:16 PM

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Rare meteorite chunk traced by scientists to Gloucestershire driveway
‘Dream come true’ to locate first carbonaceous chondrite seen in UK, part of fireball that caused sonic boom

Ian Sample Science editor

09, Mar, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Meteorites from sky fireball 'may have fallen near Cheltenham'
Computer modelling suggests fragments of space debris may have landed outside Gloucestershire town

Natalie Grover Science correspondent

01, Mar, 2021 @9:29 PM

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UK meteor: 'huge flash' as fireball lights up skies
Very bright meteor, known as a fireball, was captured on doorbell cameras across the country

Helen Sullivan

01, Mar, 2021 @3:09 AM

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Starwatch: look out for the Leonid meteor shower this week
Shooting stars will be flying in all directions from a point near the head of Leo the lion

Stuart Clark

15, Nov, 2020 @9:30 PM

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