Incredible Footage Shows a Perseid Meteor Exploding

Personally, I’ve never seen anything like this, and photographer and digital artist Michael K. Chung said he couldn’t believe what he saw when he was processing images he took for a timelapse of the Perseid meteor shower. It appears he captured a meteor explosion and the resulting expansion of a shock wave or debris… » 8/16/13 9:40am 8/16/13 9:40am

The year's best meteor shower peaks this weekend - here's how to watch

The Perseids have arrived. They're widely recognized as the largest and most dependable meteor display of the year, and NASA has already spied several early fireballs – but activity is expected to really ramp up in the days ahead. Here's our handy guide to meteor-watching. » 8/09/13 11:17am 8/09/13 11:17am

How to catch this weekend's Perseid meteor shower

The Perseids have arrived. Widely recognized as the largest and most dependable meteor display of the year for the Northern hemisphere, the first reports of Perseid meteors starting popping up early this morning, but activity is expected to increase in the days ahead, peaking in the (very) early morning hours of… » 8/10/12 1:40pm 8/10/12 1:40pm

And now, the Perseid shower from the International Space Station

Earlier today, we saw the International Space Station fly by a Perseid meteor from an earthbound vantage point. Now check out a Perseid meteor as photographed (and tweeted) by astronaut and ISS visitor Ron Garan. We always see them coming (but almost never see 'em going). » 8/14/11 7:15pm 8/14/11 7:15pm

How to catch tomorrow morning's Perseid meteor shower

Very, very early tomorrow morning is when you'll catch the Perseid meteor shower, the largest meteor display of the year. The bad news is that it's also a full moon tonight, which is going to cut down significantly on the visibility of all but the brightest shooting stars. But don't despair! Here's what you need to… » 8/12/11 8:00am 8/12/11 8:00am