I have just watched this video made by discovery channel, and you can hear the narrator at 0:51 saying that : "even though it is moving at 720 THOUSANDS kilometers per hour..." I stopped once I heard ...
What information about a meteor's trajectory, size, or height can be derived from a single location?
If one sees a meteor, is there any way to get even a rough approximation of its height, entry angle, size, or other characteristic without triangulation from another position? If it appeared as a ...
Some years the Leonids are amazing, other years there are very few - are these predictable at all, following trends or at least reasonably accurate predictions?
A follow-on from this question, if meteorites can come from Mars, it seems they could have come from Earth and ended up back here (though I'm guessing that to be less likely). Do we have any evidence ...
Are meteorites igneous, sedimentary or metamorphic rocks? Or do we need a new method of rock classification for them?
Why can't you see meteors from the moon and why can you see comets?
I have read somewhere that the best/easiest way to watch meteor showers is to lie on the ground or other horizontal surface with your feet oriented towards the "apparent point of origin" (what was ...
Which is the strongest meteor shower expected in the next years in the Northern hemisphere? Is it possible to give good predictions for this?