The Lyrids Meteor Shower is Expected to Take Place Tonight

An outstanding exhibit of shooting starts is expected to take place tonight as the Lyrids Meteor Shower spikes. The Lyrids Meteor Shower, triggered by the debris left from the comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher, can be seen every year in mid-April...

Space Rocks Are Crucial in Understanding the Solar System ​

Our Solar System formed about 4.5 billion years ago, which is a long time, more so when taking into consideration the fact that humans allegedly only appeared on Earth in the last 300,000 years. To better understand the Solar System...

Meteors Can Reach Speeds Close to That of Light When They Enter in the Earth’s Atmosphere

Some space rocks will enter the atmosphere of our planet from time to time. Most tend to burnout due to the friction forces, while those who are more resilient can reach the surface. Amazing spectacles are offered by meteor showers...